This area of specialization is designed for the person who plans to become a communication educator. While the emphasis is primarily on secondary education, the area can serve as a specialization for teaching higher education as well.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be prepared to:
teach classroom speech.
direct drama activities.
coach individual speech events, debate and oral interpretation.
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all major courses.
Course Delivery Format
Courses utilize lecture, laboratory, small group, collaborative and integrative techniques.
Requirements for Communication Studies Major - Speech Education Specialization: 120 Credits
One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
Capstone course in the major discipline
Upper division coursework Credits: 33
System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts and Sciences for additional information about Bachelor of Arts specifications.