The objective of this program is to help guide and prepare students for teaching dance in public school settings (grades K-12), private studios and non-profit organizations.
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).
Program Code: 3058BA or 3058BS
Based within the disciplinary core of the Dance program, the BA and BS Dance Education K-12 degree offerings help to guide and prepare students for teaching dance in public school settings (grades K-12), private studios, and/or non-profit environments. In addition to the core dance requirements, secondary licensure requirements are mandatory for all teaching degrees leading to eligibility for Utah State Board of Education licensure.
Students must consult with the Dance Program advisor at least once each term. Email Joseph Blake or 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.)
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.