The BA and BA/MA programs in Dance lead to initial certification as a teacher. Graduates from the BA/MA program in Dance are eligible for professional certification after three years of teaching experience. These programs include fieldwork in New York City public schools. Students must take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) and the requirements of their major. BA/MA students also take additional graduate credits in Dance.
The Education minor is a 26-credit course of study that students usually complete over four semesters. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and minor in Education.
Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves a paper application, a writing sample and an interview. Students must apply by November 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available online only: Application for Admission - Undergraduate Programs in Adolescent Education.
Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits.
A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better.
Receive a grade of B or better in ENGL 120.
Have no more than 6 cr. of CR/NC grades.
Formal declaration of a major in dance.
Transfer students will have to complete 12 credits of coursework at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.
Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements
34-credit major in dance.
Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core
Other State Certification Requirements
Students must pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Secondary of the New York state teacher certification exam prior to student teaching.
Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.