If you have a passion for communication studies and/or theatre and a desire to serve others through teaching, a Communication Studies and Theatre Secondary Education Certification from USF will prepare you for meaningful service in the classroom.

Once you complete this program, you will have a B.A. degree in Communication Studies and Theatre and be certified for teaching at the middle and high school level.

The requirements for the Communication Studies and Theatre Secondary Education Certification are twofold. First, you must take the required courses for the Communication Studies and Theatre major and choose a track: Theatre Performance, Technical Theatre or Communication. Second, you must complete the courses required for the secondary education major. Teaching majors are strongly recommended to consider a minor or second major in English.


Complete the following courses.

  • - Fundamentals of Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Theatre (3 s.h.)
  • - Oral Interpretation of Lit (3 s.h.)
  • - Theatre: Beginning Acting (3 s.h.)
  • - Thinking about the Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Business & Profess Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Public Presentations (3 s.h.)
  • - Senior Project (3 s.h.)
  • - Leadership Foundations (3 s.h.)


Complete the following course.

  • - Methods in Teaching Theatre & Speech Communication (3 s.h.)

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