Theatre and Media Arts

Theatre Arts Education K-12

Theatre Arts Education K-12
Hours84 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following pre-theatre courses with a B grade or better:
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete the following and be admitted to the licensure program by application during TMA 276 (see the department office, D-581 HFAC). NOTE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrollment in TMA 276.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
requirement 5 Complete 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
Theatre content courses:
requirement 8 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Courses:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 8.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) admission and retention requirements apply. Review the following:
Program Outcomes: 

Effective Communication

Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively with diverse and inclusive teaching and learning communities by demonstrating EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, access) principles through curriculum design, delivery, and assessment along with examples of their self-reflective practices.


Students will demonstrate their ability to integrate dramatic strategies and skills into arts and non-arts based elementary and secondary educational environments while also providing equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible instruction for students.

Professional Pedagogical Practices

Students will demonstrate professional pedagogical practices by creating, developing, and implementing diverse, inclusive and standards-based theatre curriculum into their classroom and professional communities.

Scholarly Abilities

Students will demonstrate their scholarly and artistic expertise by applying appropriate technology to curriculum, exhibiting a working knowledge of all major elements of theatre history, theory, and practice, and engaging with the great works of theatre and media.


Students demonstrate their ability to practice and articulate their ethics of theatre by applying gospel-centered values as they contribute to classrooms and individual learners, exercising moral reasoning when faced with ethical dilemmas in their classroom, school or district, and demonstrating a commitment to embracing inclusion, diversity and making a positive difference in their sphere of influence.

Basic Competence Level

EPP candidates will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Standards (UETS) at the basic competence level.