Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Teacher Certification

Our Program

Students explore multiple genres of dance, learning to contextualize theory and practice in educational, professional, and community settings. The curriculum emphasizes the role of dance as a catalyst for artistic expression and a means for developing a global perspective. Respecting the body instrument is paramount to the technical dance training at Texas State. Students learn injury prevention techniques and efficient body mechanics while honing their skills in performing, teaching, and creating original dances. Students are expected to maintain appropriate artistic and academic standards at the discretion of the Dance faculty.

Texas State Dancers in front of a moon.

Explore. Inspire. Educate.

Admission into the BFA in Dance with Teacher Certification in Dance is based on an audition. A limit of two audition attempts is enforced for entrance into the program.

All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office Educator Preparation.
Dancer in spotlight at Texas State

Performance Opportunities

BFA Dance Teacher Certification Majors travel to nearby middle and elementary schools to implement lesson plans they constructed in their dance pedagogy courses. They are also encouraged to join the Outreach Dance Ensemble: CIM TEYA (Creation in Motion Touring Ensemble for Young Audiences), in addition to the Student organization DanceWorks that provides student-led teaching opportunities in the form of weekly master classes. Each Spring the Teacher Certification majors showcase their own original choreography in a fully-produced dance concert on campus.

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CIMTEYA dancing on stage at Texas State.
I am over the moon excited to continue to share my knowledge gained from TXST Dance with my students for years to come!
Reagan Wells
Class of 2022

Single Teaching Certification

(Grades Six through Twelve)
Minimum Required: 120 - 121 semester hours
No minor required

Dual Teaching Certification

(Grades Six through Twelve)
Minimum required: 130 semester credit hours
No minor required