MidAmerica Nazarene University
Speech/Theatre Education prepares you to develop a student's creative abilities and teach effective communication skills for the 21st century.

The Facts

“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students! Our education programs prepare you to teach and motivate students with innovative techniques and the latest technology. You’ll love opportunities like international student teaching, educational travel and multiple field experiences prior to student teaching.

You’ll have the opportunity to work and learn in the state of the art Bell Cultural Events Center with set construction and studio classes. You can also join a production in the Black Box theatre as well as main stage productions.

While you’re here, you can join the PTCO (Professional Teacher Candidate Organization), for great networking opportunities as well as training and preparation for the job search. Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies. 

As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.

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"The speech/theatre education program at MNU has taught me how to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with students in a classroom setting. I can't wait to start sharing my love of the arts with young people!"

Christa Danner on Acting

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“Teaching students about processes is so much fun: theater, effective communication, having influence, gaining life skills and growing spiritually. It’s a blessing to be where my faith is inseparable from my work.”

Cindy Peterson, PhD
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Our professors have a passion for education, their students and God. They teach our candidates to blend the best practices in teaching with the compassion and dedication inspired by Christ.

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Speech Theater Education Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Drama Teacher
Talent Manager

Debate Coach
Speech Teacher

Forensics Coach
Theater Director

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