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    Weber State University
  Feb 20, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Dance Education (BA)

Dance Education Major K-12

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):

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Students must consult with the Dance Program advisor at least once each term. Email Amanda Sowerby 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.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department  in this catalog).

General Education

Refer to General Requirements  of this catalog for Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. See also specific requirements for the BS or BA listed under the major course requirements.


Course Requirements for BS or BA Degree in Dance Education

Courses Required (57-59 credit hours)

Below are required classes.  Note: Since majors are required to take 8 hours each of Ballet and Modern, some Ballet and Modern will be repeated.

Choose (3) hours of Dance Production course work

Additional Coursework for K-12 (additional 9 credit hours)

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

General Education

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 .

Course Requirements for Licensure

II. Support Courses Required (or equivalent)

One course from the following

III. Professional Education Courses Required (24 hours)