High School Drama is Real

Taking courses from our communications, theatre and education department, you will develop the skills you need to become an in-demand high school teacher who will inspire your students. You will practice your own skills in debate, public speaking and theatre productions, both in front of an audience and behind the scenes. With your experience, you will be prepared to step into a classroom and give your students the confidence to speak and act in public. Those communication skills are highly sought after by employers from every college graduate.

The C-SC Difference

From your freshman year, you will be placed in a high school to observe and learn about your future career. In your sophomore and junior years, you will not only observe, but begin to practice with short lessons in two more schools. Finally, your senior year you will be placed into a student teacher position where you will be able to work under a master teacher and gain confidence to take the first step into your future teaching career. Simultaneously you will have wonderful opportunities beginning your freshman year to be a part of theatre performances. You will learn skills in acting, but also makeup, costumes, lighting and scenery. You will develop your own confidence within your coursework and best of all, we offer scholarships for students in our fine arts program.

In a world where speaking, listening, and critical thinking are the skills and knowledge that are seen as crucial to success, I love working with future educators to acquire the confidence to train the next generation with these exact skills. Our speech and theatre education program prepares future educators to foster the artistic and creative expression of their students, preparing them for their future. Graduates of the program will be ready to direct and design productions, lead and inspire speech and debate teams, as well as excel in the classroom.

– David Lane, Lecturer of Speech and Theatre Education

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with a Speech & Theatre Education Degree?

High School Speech teacher
High School Theatre teacher
Professional designers
New York and Chicago production and company managers
House managers
Secondary and college educators

You will have experience on stage and backstage to share with your students.

3+2 M.Ed. Program

Begin your Master of Education degree as early as your junior year.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Culver-Stockton Student Teacher Organization (CSTO)
    • Theta Alpha Phi – Theatre Honors Fraternity
    • Travel Study courses offered frequently
    • Service learning within theatre
    • Opera workshops
    • Musical ensembles
  • Professional Experiences
    • Freshman through Junior Classroom Observations
    • Student teaching in your senior year
    • Multiple theatrical performances each year
    • Summer theatre work as actors, crew or designers

Information About Our Minors

Pairs well with minors in Music, Art, Communication, Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, History, Music and Finance majors. The opportunities build confidence in communicating that is vital to many degree holders.