663922 - Dance Education K-12 (BA) *
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Major Academic Plan
Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
The Dance Education K-12 major is a limited enrollment program which requires students to apply and audition for acceptance through a department admissions process. Candidates should declare a Dance Education K-12 Pre-major and enroll in Dance 241R, Dance 290, and Dance 261 during the freshman year. A proficiency audition, self-choreographed solo, interview, minimum academic requirements, Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation (UBCI) and FBI fingerprint and background clearance, and successful completion of Dance 276R are required for acceptance to the major. See https://dance.byu.edu for complete acceptance 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 http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services (350 MCKB, 801-422-3426).
Upon acceptance to the Dance Education K-12 major, students will participate in annual mandatory advisement with an assigned faculty advisor and through the CFAC Advisement Center.
Proficiency audition is required for placement and registration in technique courses. All technique courses require at least a B- and teacher approval to advance 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.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
A teaching minor is recommended.
Requirement 1 — Complete 1 Course
course - Human Anatomy (with lab) 4.0
Requirement 2 — Complete 13 Courses
course - Conditioning 2.0
course - Contemp Mdrn, Tech & Theory 2 - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 2.0
course - Std Workshop Cont Mdrn Dance - You may take once 2.5
course - Foundational Street Dance 1.0
course - Freshman Seminar in Dance 1.0
course - Music for Dancers 2.0
course - Ballet Accelerated Technique 1 1.5v
course - Adv Writing for Dance 3.0
course - Kinesiology for Dancers 4.0
course - Principles of Somatics 2.0
course - Accelerated Street Dance 1.5
course - Laban Movement Analysis 2.0
course - Dnc Prductn Intro 2.0
course - Dance History and Theory 3.0
Requirement 3 — Complete 5 hours
Must be taken in two semesters:
course - Cont Modrn Tech & Theory 3 - You may take 2 times 1.5v
course - Cntmpry Mdrn Tech Forms - You may take 2 times 2.5
course - Cont Mdrn Dnc Technq & Thry 4 - You may take 2 times 2.5
Requirement 4 — Complete 1.0 hours
course - Tap Dance Technique 1 - You may take once 1.0
course - World Dance Technique 1 1.0
course - American Clog Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0
course - Hungarian Dance Tech 1 1.0
course - Irish Dance Tech 1 - You may take once 1.0
course - Polynesian Dance Tech 1 1.0
course - Spanish Dance Tech 1 1.0
course - Ukrainian Dance Tech 1 1.0
course - Indian Dance: prct/thry, tech1 1.0
course - Social Dance, Technique 1 1.0
course - Cntry Wstrn Soc Dnc, Intrmd 1.0
course - Living Legends - You may take once 0.5v
course - Tap Dance Technique 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - World Dance Technique 2 1.0
course - Clog Dance Technique 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - Hungarian Dance Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - Irish Dance Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - World Dance Choreography 2.0
course - Social Dance, Advanced - You may take once 1.0
course - Ballroom Dnce, Intl Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 2 - You may take once 1.0
course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 3 - You may take once 1.0
course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 3 - You may take once 1.0
course - Ballroom Dance Choreography 2.0
course - Percussive Step Styles - You may take once 1.0
course - Social Dance, Technique 3 - You may take once 1.0
course - Ballroom Dnc, Intl Tech 4 - You may take once 1.0
course - Latin Dance, Intl Tech 4 - You may take once 1.0
Requirement 5 — Complete 5 Courses
Composition and improvisation courses. Take in the sequence listed.
course - Std Wrkshp Improv & Choreog - You may take once 1.0
course - Cont Mdrn Dnce Choreo Interm 2.0
course - Dance Improvisation, Interm - You may take once 1.0
course - Cont Mdrn Choreo, Adv - You may take once 2.0
course - Capstone in Dance 2.0
Requirement 6 — Complete 2 hours
course - Kinnect - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours in winter semester 1.0v
course - DancEnsemble - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 1.0v
course - Contemporary Dance Theatre - You may take once 2.0
Requirement 7 — Complete 3 Requirements
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.
Requirement 7.1 — Complete 11 Courses
course - Educ Stdnts w/Disablts in ScEd 2.0
course - Exploration of Teaching - You may take once 3.0
course - DANCE DIASPORA 3.0
course - Creative Dance Elementary Edu 2.0
course - Tchg Mthds of Mdrn & Cont Dnce 2.0
course - K-12 Dance Curriculum Design 2.0
course - Dance Teaching Pract and Mgmt 3.0
course - Integrating K-12 Ed Tec 1 1.0
course - Tching K-12 Online/Blended Lrn 1.0
course - Adolescent Development 2.0
course - Multi Cult Ed for Sc Ed 3.0
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.
Requirement 7.2 — Complete 1 hour
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) Other elementary dance teaching internships approved by the dance education faculty.
course - Kinnect - You may take up to 1.0 credit hours in spring term 1.0v
course - Academic Intrnshp: Gen'l Dance - You may take up to 1.0 credit hours 1.0v By approval only
Requirement 7.3 — Complete 12 hours
course - Sec Student Teaching in Dance - You may take up to 12.0 credit hours 12.0