Dance Major, Education Concentration, with Teacher Certification in Dance (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance Education prepares students to teach dance in the public schools and settings including community centers, YMCA’s, dance studios, recreation facilities and related settings. Successful graduates will earn New Jersey teaching certification P-12, which is the most respected credential for teaching pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the public schools. Students must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education program. For further information, see the BA in Dance. (note: Students in all Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews for continuation in the pre-professional programs.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements

Dance Technique: Modern
DNCE 175Dance Technique: Modern I3
DNCE 275Dance Technique: Modern II3
DNCE 375Dance Technique: Modern III3
DNCE 475Dance Technique: Modern IV3
Dance Technique: Ballet
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Dance Technique: Ballet I
Dance Technique: Ballet II
Dance Technique: Ballet III
Dance Technique: Ballet IV
Dance Technique: Ballet V
Dance Repertory
DNCE 184Dance Repertory For Freshmen I0.5
DNCE 185Dance Repertory For Freshmen II0.5
DNCE 284Dance Repertory for Sophomores I0.5
DNCE 285Dance Repertory for Sophomores II0.5
Dance Education Required Courses
DNCE 120Music for Dancers3
DNCE 130Dance Science3
DNCE 131Health and Wellness Workshop 10
DNCE 135Somatics and Self-care3
DNCE 145Worlds of Dance3
DNCE 160Dance Improvisation2
DNCE 161Choreography I2
DNCE 226Dance for Children3
DNCE 261Choreography II2
DNCE 317Western Theatrical Dance Studies: 1661-Present3
Total Credits50

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40