Theatre Education

B.A./B.S. Theatre Education

The Theatre Education Major is intended for students wanting to earn an Indiana secondary education teacher's license. The major provides a broad foundation in performance, theatre design and technology, and theatre history to prepare the future teacher for all areas of a high school drama curriculum and production program. All theatre students also complete a strong core of liberal arts courses.

Theatre Education faculty have outstanding credentials in the professional world - as artists, theatre educators, and administrators. This professional connectedness means that students have unique access to intensive learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.


Our theatre teaching methods courses prepare students to successfully run their own theatre program and be effective classroom teachers from day one.  The program offers the following:

  • An all undergraduate curriculum that ensures students get attention – and teaching/directing opportunities – early and often
  • A variety of education courses from Ball State University’s nationally acclaimed Teacher’s College
  • Immersive learning opportunities to collaborate with students from other disciplines on projects with real-world impact
  • Distinctive guest artists with national reputations
  • Active award-winning participant in EdTA (Educational Theatre Association)


  • Students run drama programs at local high schools, middle schools, and community theatres - producing and directing a season of shows at each venue
  • Students teach weekly theatre seminars at middle and high school programs
  • Students are actively involved in the state thespian festival, judging and coaching events, working with the All State show, and teaching workshops
  • Students collaborate with music education peers on the nationally recognized PRISM Project

The Theatre Education Major requires 37-38 semester hours of credit. All secondary education majors must also complete 39 semester hours of credit in professional education courses. 

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Theatre Education Curriculum 
and the Theatre Education 8 semester student plan: 

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For complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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