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Program Details

To earn a Master of Arts in Teaching: Speech and Theatre at Fontbonne University, you must successfully complete 30 semester hours of graduate credit.

Performing Arts & education courses (30 credit hours)

  • PER 515 Contemporary Theories of Theatre
  • PER 518 Advanced Directing
  • PER 530 Theatre Synthesis
  • EDU 500/529 Behavior Management
  • EDU 531 The Contemporary Classroom 
  • EDU 541 Frameworks for Teaching 
  • EDU 542 Teacher as Leader
  • EDU 550 Reading in the Content Area
  • EDU 586 Studies in Disability and Exceptionality
  • EDU 597 The Instructional Process


Speech/Theatre Certification Courses (43 credit hours)

  • CIS 103 Microcomputer Applications in Ed (or CED 510)
  • COM 102 Public Speaking
  • COM 103 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 260 Intro to Mass Media
  • COM 430 Argumentation and Debate
  • PER 101 Theatre Appreciation
  • PER 111 Performance Techniques
  • PER 121 Stagecraft
  • PER 318 Directing
  • PER 386 Methods for Teaching Speech & Theatre in Secondary Schools
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology
  • EDU 223 Introduction to Classroom Assessment
  • EDU 451/EDU452 Student Teaching/Field Experience (10 credit hours)

Schedules for required graduate program courses are listed in the Fontbonne University Course Catalog.