Dance Education, M.A.
The MA in Dance Education requires 36 semester hours and is designed for public school dance educators. Entering students who already hold the North Carolina Standard Professional I license in Dance will be eligible for advanced (M) licensure upon completion of the degree.
The degree is available through a combination of online courses at UNC Greensboro, summer study on campus, and selected courses taken on campus or online from other institutions. Designed for part-time students, the degree may be completed in 3 years.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Program entry is in the summer and students are admitted in alternate (even) years. Study begins with required summer coursework.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, the School of Dance requires additional materials. Prospective students should contact the school before submitting an application.
Admission to graduate study in dance is on the basis of competence as evidenced by the undergraduate record and demonstrated proficiency and potential in the field of dance.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 36 credit hours
|With or Without Licensure:|
|The Dancer's Body *|
|New Media and Technology in Dance Education|
|Reflective Practice in P-12 Dance Education|
|Choreographic Practice *|
|P-12 Dance Education: Technique and Performance|
|P-12 Dance Education: Choreography|
|P-12 Dance Education: Critical Thinking/Literacy|
|Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum|
|Practicum in Teaching Dance (taken twice)|
Undergraduate credits in dance technique (or equivalent in approved professional study)
|Additional Requirements for Students NOT Seeking Licensure|
Select 9 hours of electives in Dance Education or related area
|Field Project in Dance|
|Field Project in Dance **|
|Additional Requirements for Students Seeking M Licensure|
Select one graduate course in Teacher Leadership
Select one graduate course in Human Development and Learning
One additional graduate course in education
|Portfolio in K-12 Dance Education|
|Graduate Course in Education|
|Portfolio in K-12 Dance Education ***|
Approved by advisor. Note: Students who have not completed coursework in educational psychology and diverse learners will be required to do so for elective credit.
Approved by advisor.
Students are reviewed by the dance faculty when 9-15 hours of graduate course work are complete. Faculty assesses student progress in their degree program and makes recommendations for improvement. Students receive a letter from the Director of Dance Education reporting faculty recommendations.
Once students have completed at least two-thirds of the course work and they have achieved a minimum overall 3.0 GPA, a Portfolio and Project Proposal Review is scheduled. Students must pass this review before they can begin their culminating projects. Guidelines are listed in the Graduate Handbook.