Dance Education K-12

Dance Education K-12
Hours80 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 48 Students.
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
Proficiency audition is required for placement and registration in technique courses.
Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B- for advancement to the next level.
The Dance Department requires at least 21 hours from major courses to be completed in residency at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Students must complete an annual mandatory advisement.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
A teaching minor is recommended.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course:
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
Must be taken in two semesters:
requirement 4 Complete 2.5 hours from the following course(s)
DANCE 271 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 272 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 273 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 274R - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 275 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 277 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 278 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 373 - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 374R - (Not currently offered)
DANCE 494R - (Not currently offered)
requirement 6 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Performance courses:
requirement 7 Complete 3 options
Professional Education Component.
Teacher Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
Note 1: Fingerprinting and FBI clearance must be completed before entry into Dance 466.
Note 2: Sc Ed 350 must be taken prior to or concurrently with Dance 466.
option 7.2 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete an elementary teaching practicum of 42 hours of unpaid dance core curriculum (20 hours planning and reflection, plus 22 hours teaching with children grades K-6) in one of the following ways: 1) Kinnect teaching Winter and Spring; 2) Arts Bridge Side-by-Side Teaching Project; 3) Other elementary dance teaching internships approved by the dance education faculty.
DANCE 399R - (Not currently offered)
option 7.3 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes

Dance Technique, Performance, and Choreography

Students will demonstrate proficiency in contemporary modern dance technique, performance, and choreography.

Instructional Strategies, Standards, and Pedagogy

Students will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Standards at the basic competence level.

Dance Theory and Curriculum

Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum.

Professional Engagement, Behaviors, and Interaction

Students will model professional behavior and practice in dance education.

Spiritual and Ethical Issues

Students will critically examine spiritual and ethical issues relevant to dance and education.