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Theatre Education Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. For questions about this content, please see your advisor.

Some of these classes can be taken as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. A typical class load will be 14-16 hours each semester.

2022-23 Academic Year

Freshman
CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2) (take first semester) (3)
CNA 101 Intro to Theatre (General Studies CAT 4) (3)
CNA 223 Acting and CNA T320 Theatre Workshop* (3)
CNA 232 Stagecraft and CNA T220/T420 Theatre Workshop** (3)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (take second semester) (3)
General Studies CAT 5 and CAT 6 (6)

*If CNA 223 Acting is selected, student must co-enroll in CNA T320 Theatre Workshop for .5 credit hour.

**If CNA 232 Stagecraft is selected, student must co-enroll in CNA T220 for 1 credit hour or CNA T420 for 2 credit hours (Theatre Workshop).   

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of the freshman year.   

Sophomore
CNA 102 Media Literacy (General Studies CAT 8) (3)
CNA T220 Theatre Workshop (0.5)
CNA T220 Theatre Workshop (0.5)
CNA T420 Theatre Workshop (1)
CNA 337 Costumes and Makeup for the State and Screen (3)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (3) 
General Studies CAT 7 (3)
Math by advisement (General Studies CAT 3) (3)
Radio/Television coursework (by advisement) (3)

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300 or 400 level EDU/SPD courses.

Junior
CNA 210 Interpersonal Communications (General Studies CAT 9) (3)
CNA T320 Theatre Workshop (2)
CNA 318 Play Directing (3)
CNA 333 American Theatre or CNA 335 Theatre History (3)
CNA 386 Modern World Drama (3)
EDU 409 CNA Content Area Methods (2)
Courses in the minor or second endorsement (3-9)
General Studies CAT 10 (3)

Senior - 1st semester
CNA 331 Scene Design or CNA 387 Lighting (3)
CNA 432 Play Production for Secondary Schools (3)
EDU Professional Education courses
CNA elective (3)

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice. Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam required before clinical practice.   

Senior - 2nd semester
EDU 456 Clinical Practice and Seminar for Secondary School (12)

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education website at www.education.ne.gov.