Dance, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Post-baccalaureate students with an undergraduate degree in Dance may complete a certificate to be eligible for Standard Professional I licensure. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee licensure. Students are required to participate in field experiences and full-time student teaching in high-quality inclusive settings. These experiences are completed in public school settings arranged by the student and approved by the Director of Dance Education. Students are advised of additional requirements for documenting the evidence required for licensure.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
The admissions requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dance are those required of all certificate programs by The Graduate School as well as:
- A professional statement
- Three letters of recommendation
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 24 credit hours
|Required Courses (24 credits)|
|DCE 614||New Media and Technology in Dance Education||3|
|or DCE 667||The Dancer's Body|
|DCE 655||P-12 Dance Education: Choreography||3|
|or DCE 656||P-12 Dance Education: Critical Thinking/Literacy|
|DCE 658||Performance Assessment in K-12 Dance Education||3|
|DCE 659||Laban Movement Analysis 1||3|
|DCE 660||Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum||3|
|or DCE 646||Reflective Practice in P-12 Dance Education|
|DCE 662||Practicum in Teaching Dance 2||3|
|DCE 663||PreK-12 Dance Education Practicum 3||6|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
Or other education course approved by the Director of Dance Education.
Must be taken twice for a total of 3 credits.
Students must complete 6 credits of DCE 663 during their student teaching semester.
Students who wish to pursue the M.A. in Dance Education upon completion of the initial licensure program may apply the 12 credits from DCE 614 (or DCE 667), DCE 655 (or DCE 656), DCE 660 (or DCE 646), and DCE 662 towards the requirements in the master's program.