School of Theatre & Dance

UH School of Theatre & Dance
133 CWM Center
Houston TX 77204-4016
Phone: 713-743-3003
Fax: 713-743-2648

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Teacher Certification in Dance - Secondary Education

The School of Theatre & Dance offers approved curriculum to receive teaching certification in dance for secondary education. Students seeking secondary certification to teach must select a primary teaching field and complete professional development coursework through the College of Education. Teaching Certification requires the completion of testing as mandated by the state. For information on state requirements, go to the State Board for Educator Certification. Students should contact the College of Education advisor regarding education course requirements.

Dance classes required for teacher certification:

  • Intro to Dance Theory and Practice
  • History of Dance I (DAN 3310)
  • Dance Improvisation
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Dance Production
  • Production Lab
  • Pedagogy I and Pedagogy II
  • History of Dance II
  • Advanced Technique and Theory (one semester)
  • Human Structures (KIN 3304)

Education classes required for professional development:

  • CUIN 3313 Information Technology for Adolescents
  • CUIN 3347 Reading in the Content Area
  • EDUC 3301 Introduction to Teaching
  • EPSY Educational Psychology
  • SEDE 4303 Teaching and Learning 
  • EDUC 4314 Student Teaching - Secondary
  • EDUC 4315 Student Teaching - Seconday