Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Dance Education M.A. - Licensure: Dance (Grades K-12)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

The program will be delivered through both online learning and on campus classes. The online learning would take place during the fall and spring semesters, while the students would be on campus during the summers for face-to-face intensive classes. The summer classes would include three classes taught over a three week time period.

See "Dance Education M.A."

PTEP Program Requirements:

Teacher candidates who complete an approved content degree and the UNC professional teacher education program, as well as pass the appropriate Colorado Department of Education designated PRAXIS exam (if applicable), will be eligible for recommendation from UNC for a Colorado Department of Education teaching license. 

If you are seeking licensure in your program area, the following items are required to complete your program.

  • Completion of EDFE 110 or Application for Initial Admission to PTEP
  • Completion of EDFE 120 or Full Admission to PTEP
  • Completion of EDFE 130 or Application for Student Teaching
  • Successfully pass content specific PRAXIS test prior to Student Teaching
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
  • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.
  • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.

Please work with your content advisor to determine when these requirements will be completed throughout your program.

Degree Requirements — 57-60 Credits

Required Common PTEP - 24 credit hours

EDF 500Conceptions of Schooling


EDFE 130Application for Student Teaching


EDFE 554Secondary Practicum


EDFE 555Supervised Student Teaching


EDRD 523Academic Language/Literacy Development for Diverse Learners in School Settings


EDSE 509Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities


PSY 500Educational Psychology for Teachers


Note: EDFE 555: Take 9 credit hours.

Required Courses 33-36 Credits

DNCE 550Dance History - Tribal Cultures to Current Times


DNCE 560Dance Movement Skills & Pedagogical Approaches


DNCE 565Interdisciplinary Teaching and Advocacy in Dance


DNCE 570Doing, Teaching & Appreciating Choreography & Creative Dance I


DNCE 575Dance Lesson, Curriculum and Assessment Design


DNCE 600Movement and Dance - Framing a Research Question


DNCE 690Thesis I


DNCE 693Popular Dance Forms


DNCE 695Doing, Teaching and Appreciating Choreography II


DNCE 697Dance Production Techniques


DNCE 699Thesis II

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The Coordinator of the M.A. in Dance Education degree program will assign each student an academic advisor and a graduate committee in accordance with Graduate School policy. The academic advisor will serve as the chair of the graduate committee.

It is recommended that students have a graduate committee review each semester. The student will discuss the graduate review with the academic advisor and the Coordinator of the M.A. in Dance Education Program. The student will assume responsibility for scheduling graduate reviews. Two unsuccessful graduate reviews will be considered grounds for termination of the student’s involvement in the program. In conjunction with DNCE 690 and DNCE 699, the student will prepare and submit a written thesis proposal. Prior to beginning work on the thesis, the thesis proposal must be approved by all members of the student’s graduate committee.

A written research thesis is required of all Master of Arts degree candidates in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. 

Upon completion of the program, the student will be required to demonstrate competence in the designated area of concentration in accordance with approved school standards. The student’s committee must approve the candidate for graduation.