Dance Education with Specialization in Teacher Certification, B.S. (Certifiable for PK-12 Teaching)

This specialization is for those students looking to focus on teacher education in public and/or private schools and leads to teacher certification.

A minor is not required with this major.

Requirements

This 75 credit program consists of 41 credits in Core lecture and skill classes and 34 credits in the Specialization in Teacher Certification

Core Courses

DAN 110Introduction to Dance Education

2

EXS 207Anatomy and Physiology in Exercise Science I

3

EXS 216Biomechanics

3

DAN 151Beginning Modern Dance

2

DAN 152Beginning Ballet

2

DAN 157Beginning Jazz Dance

1

DAN 200Dance Practicum

1

DAN 200Dance Practicum

1

DAN 230Afro-Caribbean Dance and Culture

2

DAN 252Intermediate Ballet

2

DAN 257Intermediate Jazz Dance

1

DAN 299Dance History

3

DAN 377Modern Dance and Theory

2

DAN 234Ballroom Dance

1

DAN 235Movement for Performers

2

DAN 236Principles of Choreography

2

DAN 272Creative Dance in Education

2

DAN 398Contemporary Dance Technique

2

DAN 477Secondary Methods in Dance Education

3

DAN 480Project: Dance

1

PE 416Program Development in Physical Education, Dance Education and Health Education

3

Specialization in Teacher Education (34 credits)

 

 

EDF 215Education in a Multicultural Society

3

EDTE 314Applying Learning Theories in Diverse Settings (K-12 Programs)

3

DAN 298Psycho-Social Aspects of Dance Education

3

PE 305Assessments in Physical Education, Dance Education and Health Education

3

DAN 300Elementary Methods in Dance Education

3

PE 320 Motor Development

3

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

EDT 315Educational Technology in the Secondary School Classroom

1

EDSC 436Student Teaching (Elementary Dance Education)

6

EDSC 437Student Teaching (Secondary School Dance Education)

6

Required General Education courses

MUS 109Fundamentals of Music

3

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

or

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

PSY 136Life-Span Development

3

ANTH 170Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

PHYS 111Introductory Physics I

3

WRT 110Introduction to College Writing

3

or

WRT 105Enhanced Introduction to College Writing

3

and

WRT 105PEnhanced Introduction to College Writing Workshop

2

COMM 115Fundamentals of Communication

3

or

COMM 140Public Speaking

3

STAT 104Elementary Statistics

3

or

STAT 200Business Statistics

3

or

STAT 215Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I

3

BIO 111Introductory Biology

3

or

BIO 121General Biology I

4

or

BMS 111Cells and the Human Body

3

Total Credit Hours: 120

 

Note:  For more information on admission to the professional program see the page linked here.