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The Fine Arts program requires that students possess a specific degree built on their Fine Arts field. In order to qualify for one of the K-12 Fine Arts Education areas, students must pass the required AEPA content exam for Art or Music, or verify 24 credits of prior coursework in Dance or Dramatic Arts. No AEPA is available for Dramatic Arts.
Students in the Dramatic Arts Education program are preparing to teach grades K-12. This program requires 34 credits including in-person field experience in many of the courses as well as a nine-week student teaching experience. The K-12 Dramatic Arts certificate requires 24 credits of approved content in theater or speech.
The dramatic arts education K–12 degree program is designed to prepare students to become creative teachers who can meet the educational needs of elementary and secondary school theatre students. The skills the program emphasizes include, but are not limited to, interpersonal communication, social, life, acting, directing, writing, historical/analytical, and design/production skills. In addition to developing highly skilled educators, the program is designed to develop strong directing and production skills in each prospective teacher.
Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university. Students must also must pass the required AEPA content exam for Art or Music, or verify 24 credits of prior coursework in Dance or Dramatic Arts.
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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