The purpose of this program is to prepare students for teaching dance in a public school setting (grades K - 12) with certification at the secondary level and an endorsement at the K-6 level, while achieving a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Upon completion of this degree the student will be prepared for post-baccalaureate programs, or for teaching, performing, or choreographing within the community or private sector.
Program Prerequisites: Students must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department in this catalog).
Minor: Not required.
Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 56 of these are within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
The following General Education courses are required by the Dance Education Major (6):
Students must consult with the Dance Program advisor at least once each term. Email Amanda Sowerby firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. Students seeking secondary certification are encouraged to consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269). (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA in Dance Education
Refer to Degree Requirements in this catalog. Dance majors must complete Option 1 - Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Foreign Language section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit) OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts)–the required language arts course is: DANC 4800 - Individual Study Credits: (3) taken 2 times for a total of (6) credit hours.
College of Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure
33 Credit Hours
I. University and General Education Requirements
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. The following courses required for the Secondary Education Licensure Program will also satisfy general education requirements: COMM 1020 or COMM 2110 and CHF 1500.