Designed for practitioners who already have an MA or an MFA in dance, this post-master’s advanced certificate allows you to complete all requirements to become eligible for initial certification as a teacher of dance, all grades (pre-K-12), without having to earn an additional master’s degree. You’ll take courses in educational theory, pedagogical development, and instructional practice, and complete student teaching placements at the elementary and secondary levels.
What you'll learn
- How to create and implement pre-K-12 sequential dance programs in public and independent schools
- How to plan, implement, and assess dance education in diverse urban settings
- Advanced technique and dance pedagogy
See the curriculum and requirements for this advanced certificate. You will take courses from our MA in Teaching Dance, All Grades, Initial Certification curriculum, in addition to classes such as Dance for Students with Special Needs and Teaching Creative Movement.
How you'll learn
Hands-On Teaching Experiences in New York City Schools
As part of your program of study, you will complete fieldwork observing dance instruction in New York City schools, as well as completing two student teaching placements in New York City schools, working with cooperating teachers who are experienced, certified dance educators. Learn more about the student teaching experience.
A "Thinking-Centered" Approach
Our “thinking-centered” approach emphasizes the integration of the developing mind and body in the context of cultural practices through research, pedagogic, and discipline-based inquiries. Our goal is to facilitate the growth of your creative and critical thinking abilities, thereby increasing your knowledge and expertise in dance and dance education.