Dance, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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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 614New Media and Technology in Dance Education 3
or DCE 667 The Dancer's Body
DCE 655P-12 Dance Education: Choreography 3
or DCE 656 P-12 Dance Education: Critical Thinking/Literacy
DCE 658Performance Assessment in K-12 Dance Education3
DCE 659Laban Movement Analysis 13
DCE 660Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum 3
or DCE 646 Reflective Practice in P-12 Dance Education
DCE 662Practicum in Teaching Dance 23
DCE 663PreK-12 Dance Education Practicum 36
Total Credit Hours24

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.