Dance majors may elect to add a concentration resulting in Maryland state PreK-12 Dance teacher certification.
Dancers with teaching experience have a competitive edge in the dance sector. That’s
one reason the teacher certification option is a great choice. The program will certify
you to teach dance in Maryland public schools and currently 38 reciprocal states.
It is also excellent preparation if your dream is to teach in a studio setting or
for a dance company's educational programs.
The department also offers a post-baccalaureate program leading to Maryland PreK-12 Dance Teacher Certification for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in dance.
To be admitted to the dance B.F.A. with the PreK-12 concentration program, you first
must be accepted to the dance performance and choreography screened major. The program typically takes four-and-a-half years, concluding with
a 15-week internship, student teaching in a public school.
View degree requirements for the PreK-12 Dance Education Concentration in the Undergraduate Catalog.
All degree requirements, SAT/Praxis Scores completed/recorded
Internship Administrated by
Jaye Knutson (Even years)
Sandra Perez (Odd years)