Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre: Teacher Certification


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University offers the only Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Theatre Teacher Certification in the state of Oklahoma and is one of nine universities in the United States. 

You’ll be immersed in both theatre and education classes, creating both stage sets and lesson plans. The Theatre Teacher Certification will provide you with Oklahoma secondary teaching certification upon graduation to equip you to begin teaching theatre and speech in high schools throughout the state. You will also be able to pass teaching certifications for other states.

For more information, contact csanders@oru.edu.

Click here for requirements for the Quest Talent Scholarship.

What can I do with A Theatre Teaching Certification Degree?

Creative theatre educators (that’s you!) can enjoy successful careers in: 

  • Public Education
  • Private Education
  • Theatrical Production
  • Youth Theatre
  • Fine Arts Education
  • Speech Coaching

What classes will I take?  

  • Casting and Directing a Play
  • Designing and Building Sets
  • Auditioning and Dance
  • Designing and Sewing Costumes
  • Debating and Dramatic Reading
  • Methods for Teaching
  • Networking at Four Local Schools
  • Student Teaching and more!


What makes ORU’s Theatre program stand out?

You will study all aspects of theatre, speech and debate along with educational methods and have access to the Education Technology Lab at ORU’s NCATE accredited College of Education. You’ll also have the opportunity to be a part of Alpha Psi Omega, a national, honorary and dramatic society, to help stimulate interest in theatrical activities both on and off the ORU campus.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship and Quest Talent Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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