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Dance Licensure


The K-12 dance education teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of K-12 students studying dance. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To complete the teacher education program and earn licensure in dance education for grades K-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for detailed information about licensure requirements.


The Dance Core CurriculumDAN - 160: Perspectives in Dance (2 cr.)
DAN - 159: Movement Improvisation (2 cr.)
DAN - 200: Dance in Society (3 cr.)
DAN - 256: Dance Composition I (3 cr.)
DAN - 260: Movement Analysis (3 cr.)
DAN - 261: Music for Dance (1 cr.)
DAN - 290: Production for Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 297: Methods of Research in Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 352: Dance Repertory (1 cr.)
DAN - 356: Dance Composition II (3 cr.)
DAN - 359: Western Theatrical Dance (3 cr.)
DAN - 360: Movement Structure and Function (4 cr.)

General Education RequirementsHumanities and Social Sciences
PSY - 210: Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
or
PSY - 310: Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)
PSY - 312: Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC - 335: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Proficiency at Intermediate Levels in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance

Professional Education RequirementsProfessional Education, General
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll
EDU - 436: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll
Professional Education, Methods
DAN - 761: Theory & Approaches to Dance Education (3 cr.)
DAN - 762: Methods of Teaching Dance, K-12 (3 cr.)
DAN - 763: Reflective Teaching (4 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll
Internship - Last Semester of Teacher Education Program
EDU - 460: Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll
Proof of First Aid Certification


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Contact Information
Carol Finley
Program Coordinator of Dance
25 Weatherspoon
(919) 760-8015
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