Designed for practitioners who already have an MA or MFA in dance, this advanced certificate allows you to complete all requirements to become eligible for initial certification as a teacher of dance in New York State, all grades (pre-K–12), without having to earn an additional master’s degree.Request Info
Deborah Damast discusses the Dance Education program
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What You’ll Learn
Throughout your time in the certificate program, you will devote time to learning:
- 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
Hands-On Teaching Experiences in New York City Schools
As part of your program of study, you will complete fieldwork observing dance instruction, as well as completing two student teaching placements, in New York City schools. You’ll work with cooperating teachers who are experienced, certified dance educators to learn from their expertise. Learn more about the student teaching experience.
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.