The Holt V. Spicer debate forum is housed in the Missouri State Department of Communication. The Communication Department and the Department of Theater and Dance co-host the Speech and Theater Education major.
Missouri State's Speech and Theatre Education Major
Although the Speech and Theatre Education major and the Holt V. Spicer debate forum are separate programs, the debate program enthusiastically supports the major. We recognize the importance of developing future coaching talent, and encourage high school competitors to consider whether a career as a high school forensics coach would suit them.
The program combines Speech and Theatre based on the certification process in Missouri, although school districts with larger programs often allow have separate positions for theatre teachers and debate/forensics coaches.
Here are several links to help you consider whether the Speech and Theatre Education major:
- A description of the S&T Education program.
- The Advising form, showing the specific classes required.
- Missouri State's scholarship programs for incoming students.
For more information
If you decide to visit our campus, please ask the Admissions Department to arrange a meeting with the Communication or Theatre Department to discuss the program in more detail.