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BA in Dance, Emphasis in Dance Education K-12 Certification

In conjunction with the College of Education, the dance program at the University of South Carolina offers students the opportunity to pursue South Carolina K-12 Teachers Certification in addition to pursuing a degree in dance.

Pursuing a certification will qualify you to teach in a public or private school in the state of South Carolina and other states. The teacher certification program requires additional coursework, including a semester of student teaching.

Admission for the BA in Dance with an emphasis in Dance Education K-12 Certification is also dependent on an audition, as well as a dance theory and content placement exam.  If accepted, all dance majors with a emphasis in dance education must fulfill Professional Education Program requirements.  Of course, students must meet University admission requirements and academic standards. For information on these requirements, visit

The University of South Carolina provides equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Sample Curriculum

View a sample program of study for Dance Education K-12 Certification majors.