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.

Dance (K-12) Licensure


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
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.)

Dance Concentration Courses

DAN – 159Movement Improvisation (2 cr.)
DAN – 160Perspectives in Dance (2 cr.)
DAN – 200Dance in Society (3 cr.)
DAN – 251Ballet II (0, varied course cr.)
DAN – 253Modern II (varied course cr.)
DAN – 254Jazz II (varied course cr.)
DAN – 256Dance Composition I (3 cr.)
DAN – 260Movement Analysis (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.)
DAN – 761Theory & Approaches to Dance Education (3 cr.)
Technique at 300-400 level (3 cr.)

Other Dance Requirements
DAN – 261Music for Dance (1 cr.)
DAN – 290Production for Dance (3 cr.)
DAN – 356Dance Composition II (3 cr.)
DAN – 360Movement Structure and Function (4 cr.)

Professional Education Requirements for Dance Licensure (K-12)

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
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
DAN – 762Methods of Teaching Dance, K-12 (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
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.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
Proof of First Aid Certification

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