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Communication and Theatre Major for Teacher Certification (BA)


Communication is a vital piece of our lives whether through speech, presentation, or performance. SVSU’s Communication and Theatre Major for Teacher Certification is built for students with interests in both of these subjects. In this program, you will receive support from three departments as you grow. Whether you love the dramatization of the theater or the authority of speaking with confidence, you will be able to customize your experiences, picking classes that suit your interests while learning foundational knowledge in both content areas.

Cardinal Points

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in speech and interpretative events on campus and at other colleges and universities.

  • SVSU offers students the opportunity to join Alpha Psi Omega, an honor society for students performing at a higher standard of work in dramatics.

  • The Department of Communication hosts the annual Sims Public Speaking Competition.

In the Communication and Theatre Major for Teacher Certification, students will immerse themselves in the performing arts and oral communication theories. Combined with classroom preparation and teaching experiences, students are well-prepared to face any classroom challenge.

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • High school teachers prepare academic lessons and different skills, which are needed for students to attend college and enter the job market.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.