BFA Dance Education K-12

About this Bachelor's Degree

The Dance Education Dance degree is a licensure program where students graduate licensed to teach in publics school K-12. There is extensive coursework in Dance Education, and pedagogy and the final experience is student teaching for a semester. This professional undergraduate degree prepares graduates to enter the profession as licensed K-12 dance educators.  It is intended for students with prior dance training and experience who possess the potential and aptitude to meet the requirements for a BFA degree as the initial professional degree in the field. In addition to intensive coursework in the department in technique, choreography, performance, history, anatomical/somatic studies, music education, theory and criticism, advocacy and dance education, there is extensive professional education coursework, including classroom management, and educational psychology.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Students are able to articulate the dance experience and situate creative works by themselves and others in the larger field of dance both theoretically and aesthetically.  
  • Students apply broad knowledge and experiences to dance-making and demonstrate a developed sense of what constitutes a serious work of dance with coherent and embodied goals and ideas.
  • Graduates are prepared to successfully participate in the dance field as performers, choreographers, graduate students and/or scholars.
  • Students are able to perform 400-level (advanced level) exit competencies in dance technique. A minimum of two semesters of DAN 402 is required. A minimum of two semesters of DAN 401 is required.
  • Students display an integrated and comprehensive knowledge of the dance field - historical, cultural, theoretical and aesthetic, practical and pedagogic.  

Download the BFA Dance Education Curriculum Guide (PDF) that shows all of the course work required for the degree.

Download the Time and Credit Hour Policy (PDF).