Dance, Post-Baccalaureate Licensure
Post-baccalaureate students with an undergraduate degree in Dance may complete additional course work to be eligible for Standard Professional I licensure. Enrolled students in the on-campus M.F.A. in Dance (Choreography Concentration) and the M.A. in Dance (Theories and Practice Concentration) are eligible. Completion of this course work does not guarantee licensure. Students are required to participate in field experiences and student teaching in high-quality inclusive settings. These experiences are completed in public school settings as 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.
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.
Required: 23 credit hours
|Required Courses (20 credits)|
|DCE 359||Foundations for Dance Education||2|
|DCE 605||Choreographies and Choreographers||3|
|DCE 662||Practicum in Teaching Dance 1||6|
|DCE 663||PreK-12 Dance Education Practicum 2||6|
|SES 401||Understanding and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings||1|
|TED 401||Child and Adolescent Development and Learning||1|
|or TED 669||Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory|
|TED 403||Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities||1|
|or TED 650||Establishing and Maintaining a Responsive Classroom Environment|
|Elective (3 credits)|
|Select one course (3 credits) from the following: 3||3|
|Advanced Body Theories and Practices in Dance|
|Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum|
|Total Credit Hours||23|
Must be taken three 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.