As more public and private school systems note the extraordinary benefits of Dance and Movement Education for their students, school systems are looking for qualified Dance Educators to develop Dance Education as part of their curriculum. 

Certification for Dance is a viable direction for the Dance/Performance Studies majors. Pre K-12 Dance Teacher Certification is offered for qualified Dance/Performance majors through the Dance/Performance Studies program and Secondary Education. With this certification, a graduate of our program is entitled to initial certification in 43 states which are party to the Interstate Certification Compact.


In general, students begin the basic Education courses during their freshman year and finish during their senior year with one full semester of student teaching Dance in an urban public school environment.

Interested students should see the Dance/Performance Studies program faculty for information, program requirements, and curriculum advisement.