Dance Education K-12

Dance Education K-12
Hours83.5 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 60 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.
The Dance Education K-12 pre-major requires major declaration as Pre-Dance Education K-12, completion of the Pre-Dance Education requirements, and dance major screening. Following the dance major screening, Dance Education K-12 candidates must complete additional requirements including, but not limited to, Dance Education proficiency auditions, Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation (UBCI) and FBI fingerprint and background clearance, and successful completion of Dance 276R.
After passing the Pre-Dance BA screening, students will be assigned a faculty advisor for annual mandatory advisement.
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 5.0 hours from the following course(s)
Must be taken in two semesters:
requirement 5 Complete 1.5 hours from the following course(s)
No double counting allowed between Requirements 4 and 5.
requirement 7 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Performance courses:
requirement 8 Complete 3 options
Professional Education Component.
Teacher Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, 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: Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation (UBCI) and FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before acceptance into the major. Both fingerprint and background clearance mus be current to enroll in any course with a K-12 clinical experience.
option 8.2 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete an elementary teaching practicum of 42 hours of 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 Spring Term; 2) Arts Bridge Side-by-Side Teaching Project; 3) Other elementary dance teaching internships approved by the dance education faculty.
option 8.3 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
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, secular, and ethical issues relevant to dance and education.