Modern Dance Teaching BFA

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The Modern Dance Teaching BFA is a four-year professional degree that prepares students to teach dance in a variety of dynamic and challenging learning environments. Here in the College of Fine Arts, we are committed to the teaching and learning of all humans in our educational and community spaces. The Modern Dance Teaching BFA prepares elementary, junior high, middle school, and high school dance educators. Competent K-12 dance teaching requires both in-depth knowledge of subject matter (dance) and skill in applying educational concepts and principles that are developmentally appropriate. The College of Education’s Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) oversees teacher licensure at the University of Utah. UITE is located in SAEC 2264. Note the licensing is dictated by specific requirements: 

Students pursuing an educator license should contact the UITE as soon as possible to learn about deadlines, background check requirements, and student teaching at or 801-581-6818. Teaching is a credentialed position. Teaching jobs are available across the country and around the world. Once a teaching license is obtained in one state, transferring your credentials is sometimes as easy as filling out a form and paying a registration fee.


"The University of Utah’s BFA Dance Teaching Degree has provided me curricular and paid community-engaged opportunities to discover how much young people truly enjoy moving and dancing, especially when they have a teacher who possesses the expertise to foster skills in dance and enhance learning. The courses embedded in the BFA Dance Teaching curricula are incredibly relevant and provide me the necessary skills to perform at a high level in my art form and the classroom.” — Amber Foster, Modern Dance Teaching BFA, Class of 2023

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BFA in Modern Dance Teaching