BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Drama in the Elementary Classroom

TMA 352


$ 386.00

Instructor: George Darrell Nelson MFA
Credits: 2.00

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Theatre education major status: TMA 101 (Introduction to the Theatre) or TMA 102 (Introduction to Film); TMA 276 (Exploration of Teaching Theatre); or early childhood education or elementary education major status; or instructor's consent.


Varied teaching methodologies for application of drama within the pre-K–6 classroom. Dual emphasis on Utah state elementary drama standards as well as integration with core curricula.

Course Content:

1. Introduction to Learning Styles
2. Creative Teaching
3. The Structure of Learning
4. Developing Lesson Plans and Units
5. Self Image, Discipline, and Dramatic Learning
6. Radio Plays
7. Storytelling
8. Choral Reading
9. Narrative Mime
10. Puppetry
11. Creative Dramatics/Process Drama

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


This course uses instructor-graded assignments in lieu of exams.
Required Materials Cost
   TMA 352 - DVD     Included in tuition
Optional Materials Cost
   Printed Course Readings    $ 12.00