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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance Pre-K - 12 - BA/MA


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The BA and BA/MA programs in Dance Education lead to initial certification as a teacher. 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.

Adolescent education 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 adolescent education.

Admission Information


Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves an online 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.

Admission Requirements


  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits.
  2. A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better.
  3. Receive a grade of B or better in ENGL 120.
  4. Have no more than 6 cr. of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in dance.
  6. 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-credits in the dance major plus 20 additional graduate credits including the following courses - DAN 740 , DAN 742, DAN 746, DAN 701, DAN 705, DAN 730, DAN 735.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core


The courses listed below are required for BA Dance Education students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

Additional courses required for BA students:


Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

  • English 120 and 220
  • Two courses selected from: HIST 151/HIST 152/GEOG 101
  • STAT 113
  • 9 credits in math, science or technology with at least one science course with a lab component (DAN 350 does not count towards this requirement)
  • One course that focuses on communication 12 credits of study in a language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)

Additional courses required for BA/MA students:


  • 6 credits of English courses
  • 6 credits of social studies (at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography)
  • 6 credits of language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)
  • 9 credits in math, science or technology with at least one science course with a lab component (DAN 350 does not count towards this requirement)

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.

Course of Study


Education Courses for BA/MA in Dance Education PreK-Grade 12. For course descriptions please see the graduate catalog.

Course No Title Credits
SEDF 203 Social Foundations of Education: Grades 7-12 3
SEDF 204 Adolescent Development 2
SEDC 210 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Grades 7-12 3
SEDF 205 Educational Psychology: Applications in Grades 7-12 2
SEDF 706 Assessment of Teaching and Learning in
Adolescent Education
2
SEDC 220 Adolescent Health and Safety 1
SPED 708 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings  3
DANED 760 Methods I 3
DANED 762 Methods II 3
DANED 766.05 Student Teaching 5

Technology assessments are required of all students.

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