Dance (Dance Education) (BFA)

The BFA program 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)
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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, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Coaches and Scouts5.9%$30,640
Distance Learning Coordinators 4%$77,020
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School5.8%$89,540
Education Administrators, Postsecondary8.7%$88,390
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program6.6%$45,260
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors8.4%$34,980
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 4%$77,020
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary10.1%$58,280
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310

* 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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