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 Curriculum

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

General Education Requirements

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

Professional Education Requirements

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

Contact Information
Carol Finley
Department Head of Dance & Theatre
8 Weatherspoon
(919) 760-8015
finleyc@meredith.edu
Dance & Theatre Department
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