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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 dependent on an audition, and interview with the Head of Dance Education.  Of course, students must meet University admission requirements and academic standards. For information on these requirements, visit


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