by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell
The goal of the Theatre Education specialization is to develop skilled practitioners who are committed to excellence in theatre arts education. Our teacher candidates recognize that theatre is essential for every child's complete educational development and strive to help their students discover how the theatre arts can also enhance their lives. Theatre Education students take courses in all areas of theatre: Acting/Directing, Theatre History/Literature/Criticism, Dance Performance as well as Theatrical Design and Technology plus the required education classes needed for state certification.
Theatre Education majors are encouraged to participate in professional organizations like the Educational Theatre Association and selected students attend the annual International Thespian Festival. To obtain more information about the Theatre Education program at SIUE, contact Laura Hanson