Teaching middle school is both challenging and rewarding. With the Speech Communication and Theatre concentration in the BSE in Middle School-Junior High School degree, you will be prepared to teach both speech communication and theatre. Benefit from hands on learning with award-winning professors through a sequence of field experiences designed to foster professional and personal growth and development. Explore your creativity as you perform and compete while applying both theory and practical learning in the classroom and the field.
Middle School majors have one of the highest employment rates in teacher education among UCM graduates. The teacher education program will prepare you to be a competent, caring, reflective teacher committed to the premise that all can learn.
You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Middle School/Junior High School program to:
You will have multiple opportunities to be involved many student organizations:
You will also have the opportunity to be involved in multiple aspects of performance life:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
This program has been nationally recognized by the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE)
UCM’s Theatre and Dance Department is nationally accredited by the National Association for Schools of Theatre