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The Dance Education degree provides a curriculum devoted to the preparation and training of dance educators in the public school setting.



Students will be prepared to meet the dance education competencies as well as the general competencies for licensure and certification required of all teacher candidates. Coursework includes technique, theory, teaching methodology for elementary and secondary education, field experiences and student teaching.

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Dance Education career opportunities include: 

  • Formalized Instruction
  • Recreational or Self-Enrichment Instruction
  • Artistic Direction/Rehearsal Direction

Community Opportunities

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