Oct 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Certificate

The dance certificate is available to all majors in all disciplines and professionals or educators seeking a certificate to develop their skill and knowledge in the area of dance. This certificate will enhance the marketability of those students who are working towards teacher certification and would like to teach dance as a second discipline and theatre majors who are looking to pursue careers as professionals in the arts or those graduates who are looking to enhance their careers working in arts education, community theatre or health therapies. This certification will also prepare the student for the TExES/ExCET exam required to teach dance in the Texas public school system. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students obtaining a certificate in dance will demonstrate the technical, historical, cultural and choreographic dimensions of dance. Specifically the student will have the ability to:
  • Develop relationship with world dance cultures and choreographic elements.
  • Demonstrate written competencies in historical, cultural and critical analysis.
  • Demonstrate competencies in ballet, jazz and modern dance technique


In order to receive a Dance Certificate, 15 semester hours with at least 9 semester hours in residence is required.


Required Courses