The Academic Certificate (AC) in Storytelling is not designed to prepare students for employment in a specific occupation. This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of universal themes and basic practices, which are the foundation for storytelling. While completion of this certificate does not lead to a particular degree program, it does provide interactive storytelling training, which will enhance the skills of persons in areas such as education, library science, the arts, human relations, law, mental health, law enforcement, business, prevention programs, the ministry, and interpretive settings such as museums and parks. This program will also aid students interested in enhancing interpersonal relations skills and in using stories in family settings.
Learn more about this area of study and what other degree and certificate options are available.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|STO289||courses may not be applied to both Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas.|
|STO282AC||Service-Learning Experience in Storytelling||3|
|STO286||Using Storytelling in a Variety of Settings (3) OR|
|EDU283AA/STO289AA||Using Storytelling in Educational Settings (1) OR|
|STO289AB||Using Storytelling in Business Settings (1) OR|
|STO289AC||Using Storytelling in Healing Settings (1) OR|
|STO289AD||Using Storytelling in Interpretive Settings (1)||3|
|EDU/HUM/STO292||The Art of Storytelling||3|
|STO293||The Art of Storytelling II||3|
|STO295||Traditional Storytelling Around the World||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|MUP133||Class Voice I||2|
|STO101||Storytelling for Literacy||1|
|STO288||Telling Sacred Stories||3|
|EDU283AA/STO289AA||Using Story in Educational Settings||1|
|STO289AB||Using Story in Business Settings||1|
|STO289AC||Using Story in Healing Settings||1|
|STO289AD||Using Story in Interpretive Settings||1|
|STO297||Telling Personal Stories||3|
|STO298++||Any Special Projects course(s)||1-3|
|THP211AB||Creative Drama: Storytelling and Puppets||1|
- Research, select, credit, and craft individual versions of traditional tales to tell. (STO282AC , STO286, STO289++, EDU/HUM/STO292, STO293, EDU/ENH/STO294, STO295)
- Research multiple versions of a traditional story, identifying, comparing, and contrasting plot variations and cultural elements. (EDU/ENH/STO294, STO295)
- Shape, develop, and tell personal and original stories. (STO286, STO289++, EDU/HUM/STO292, STO293)
- Plan and execute a storytelling program for a specific audience and venue. (STO282AC, STO286, STO289++, STO293)
- Execute and make adjustments to a storytelling program when changes in audience or setting occur. (STO282AC, STO286, STO289++, STO293)
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.