Dance, Post-Baccalaureate 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.

Licensure Requirements

Required: 23 credit hours

Required Courses (20 credits)
DCE 359Foundations for Dance Education2
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
TED 401Child and Adolescent Development and Learning1
or TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory
TED 403Teaching English Learners with Diverse Abilities1
or TED 650 Establishing and Maintaining a Responsive Classroom Environment
Elective (3 credits)
Select one course (3 credits) from the following: 33
Advanced Body Theories and Practices in Dance
Issues in Planning the Dance Curriculum
Total Credit Hours23

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.