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The BFA 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 program are required to complete additional state certification requirements.The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment in which 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.
Dance (Dance Education) (BFA)
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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.
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:
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||12%||$66,930|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||10.3%||$64,020|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||10.1%||$39,210|
|Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$60,150|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$59,170|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||7.5%||$57,720|
|Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program||10.8%||$46,890|
|Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||7.9%||$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).