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Speech/ Theatre Education
School of Education
SPEECH/THEATRE EDUCATION prepares you to develop a student's creative abilities and teach effective communication skills for the 21st century.
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about the program
“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 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. And you’ll have opportunities like international student teaching, networking through Educators Rising, and dynamic field experiences prior to student teaching.


Our students have access to the best teacher mentors in the field. Through our Clinical Mentoring Team (CMT)—a teaching excellence team—we provide cooperating teachers who have both amazing classroom expertise and coaching abilities.

Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies.

  • We are accredited by CAEP
  • There is a separate application and admission process
  • Recent graduates scored a 100% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam
  • Our courses include bridge courses, allowing students to begin graduate level work in special education, technology, and English language learning (ELL)


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.


Scholarships for Speech/Theatre Education majors are available to exceptional students who complete the Theatre Scholarship Application Form and perform a successful audition.

Theatre majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Humanities at 913.971.3441 or email

Potential Careers
  • Drama Teacher
  • Talent Manager
  • Debate Coach
  • Speech Teacher
  • Forensics Coach
  • Theater Director
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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Drama Teacher
Talent Manager
Theater Director
Speech Teacher

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Business Administration

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
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.
Professor of Communication

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.