Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Dance (Single Field Teacher Certification in Dance, Grades 8-12)

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. 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 and modern 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 majors 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
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
DAN 11131
DAN 1160 or 21611
DAN 11801
DAN 1180 or 21811
DAN 11901
DAN 1190 or 21911
DAN 12122
US 11001
MATH 1315, 1319, 2417, or 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
DAN 11141
DAN 2160 or 21611
DAN 2181 or 3182 (twice)2
DAN 2191 or 32921-2
DAN 22012
DAN 22022
DAN 23683
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
CI 33253
CI 43323
DAN 23653
DAN 33303
DAN 33323
DAN 33503
DAN 3365 or 43503
DAN 33313
DAN 2161, 3162, or 31521
DAN 2191 or 32921-2
Select one of the following:3
DAN 43303
DAN 43673
DAN 43693
DAN 2181 or 31821
DAN 43803
CI 43433
CI 43703
RDG 33233
EDST 46816
Total Hours: 120-122