Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Dance (Single Field Teacher Certification in Dance, Grades Six through Twelve)

Minimum required: 120-122 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree with a major in Dance teacher certification requires an audition in either the fall or spring semester prior to the year of admittance. A limit of three audition attempts is enforced for entrance into the program.  Students will be expected to maintain appropriate artistic and academic standards at the discretion of the Dance faculty. 
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.
  3. Skill level will be evaluated by faculty to determine course placement in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern/contemporary technique classes.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Teacher certification students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 2.75 in all required education courses. Students who fail to do so will be advised into another program.  
  3. In addition to the major requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4681.
  4. Summer course work may be need to complete the degree in a timely manner.
  5. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

Course Requirements 

ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
American History Component Code 0603
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
DAN 11131
DAN 1260, 2261, 3262, or 42632
DAN 1280, 2281, 3282, or 42832
DAN 1290, 2291, 3293, or 42932
US 11001
MATH 1315, 1319, 2417, or 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
American History Component Code 0603
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
DAN 2115 or 21161
DAN 2270 or 32712
DAN 1280, 2281, 3282, or 42832
DAN 1290, 2291, 3293, or 42932
DAN 22012
DAN 22022
DAN 23653
DAN 33683
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
CI 33253
CI 43323
DAN 33303
DAN 33323
DAN 33313
DAN 43503
DAN 43673
DAN 1260, 2261, 3262, or 42632
DAN 1290, 2291, 3293, or 42932
Select from of the following:2-4
DAN 43303
DAN 43693
DAN 43803
DAN 1280, 2281, 3282, or 42832
CI 43433
CI 43703
RDG 33233
EDST 46816
Total Hours: 120-122