(MARION) – Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that it has added a Theatre Education major to its available academic programs. The major will officially launch in Fall 2019, making it one of only eight in the state.
IWU’s Theatre Education major seeks to prepare teachers for elementary, middle school and high school theatre and dramatic arts programs. Theatre Education majors will complete a total of 124-126 credit hours, including general education courses, teacher education courses, theatre courses, and elective courses.
Theatre Education will be housed within both the School of Teacher Education and the School of Arts and Humanities. When the program reaches its optimal size in three to five years, it is anticipated to have an enrollment of similar to that of IWU’s smaller secondary education majors such as Spanish, Art, or Physical and Health Education.
“We are passionate about theatre and teaching so we are excited to offer a degree that combines them!” said Dr. Katie Wampler, associate professor of theatre.
For more information on IWU’s School of Teacher Education, visit www.indwes.edu/undergraduate/school-of-teacher-education/. For more information about IWU’s Theater program, visit www.indwes.edu/undergraduate/division-of-communication-and-theatre/bs-theatre.