Dance (Dance Education) (BFA)

The BFA program in dance with a concentration in dance education prepares students for certification to teach dance in K-12 schools in the state of Arizona. Students in this degree program are required to complete additional state certification requirements. The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment where students develop as creative artists, scholars and educators. Studies in dance cultures, music, digital media, dance history, philosophy and criticism, movement science, somatics and stage and screen production enhance the rich educational setting. Creativity and research, the core program values, are embedded in a broad range of academic experiences emphasizing movement and creative practices, artistic process, leadership and pedagogy.

Degree Offered

Dance (Dance Education) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman
Transfer
International
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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

The concentration in dance education lays the foundation for a career in teaching in public and private settings. Students earn an Arizona teaching certification while pursuing the dance education degree, and they can expect to find employment in one of many thriving middle school and high school dance programs throughout the state or in more informal community settings.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Choreographers2.8%$48,420
Coaches and Scouts 12.9%$32,270
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 10.1%$92,360
Dancers4.6%*
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$64,020
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 10.1%$39,210
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 10.6%$81,630
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 9.7%$60,150
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Distance Learning Coordinators 10.6%$81,630
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 10.8%$46,890
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School7.9%$94,390

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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