Dance, Post-Baccalaureate Licensure

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In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must provide a professional statement describing their interest and rationale for obtaining dance licensure and their career goals. One of the three required letters of recommendation must be from an academic reference.

Licensure Requirements

Required: 21-23 credit hours

Required Courses (18-19 credits)
DCE 605Choreographies and Choreographers3
DCE 662Practicum in Teaching Dance 16
DCE 663PreK-12 Dance Education Practicum 26
SES 401Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings1
Select 1-2 credits from the following: 31-2
P-12 Dance Education: Technique and Performance
P-12 Dance Education: Choreography
P-12 Dance Education: Critical Thinking/Literacy
Select 1 credit of approved elective in education1
Electives (3-4 credits)
Select one course (3 or 4 credits) from the following: 33 or 4
Advanced Body Theories and Practices in Dance
Laban Movement Analysis
Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum
Total Credit Hours21-23

Must be taken two times for a total of 6 credits.


Students must complete 6 credits of DCE 663 during their student teaching semester.


Or other DCE graduate course approved by the Director of Dance Education.