Feb 20, 2020
Dance Pre K-12 BA leads to initial certification as a teacher in New York State.
The undergraduate programs in adolescent education are designed to prepare prospective teachers to serve as high-quality educators for students in urban secondary schools. Teacher candidates will take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling of the CUNY Common Core Requirement and the requirements of their liberal arts or sciences major. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools.
Declaring the Major
Before you can declare a School of Education major as part of your bachelor’s degree, you must complete a group interview with faculty. Signing up for an interview can be done through the School of Education website. Current Hunter students can request an interview throughout the year.
Students interested in an Education program should interview as early as is possible in the semester prior to the one in which they plan to enroll. Transfer students should seek advisement about declaring a School of Education major as soon as they have been admitted to Hunter.
The School of Education does not accept non-degree or second-degree students. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.
Requirements to Declare the Major
- Minimum of at least 60 credits but no more than 90 credits completed by the first semester in the education program.
- A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
- Evidence of advanced writing ability through a review of English composition and writing intensive coursework.
- Formal declaration of a major in Dance.
- Participation in a group interview.
Academic Progress Standards
- Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
- Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+, C or D in a course with fieldwork or student teaching must apply to the department chairperson for permission to re-register for that course, which may be repeated only once.
- Any student who receives a grade of D in an education course will be required to repeat that course. Students are permitted to repeat a course only once.
- Any student who receives a grade of F in any education course will not be permitted to continue in the program.
- Take and pass both the Educating All Students test (EAS) and the appropriate Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Exams prior to student teaching.
Course of Study
Academic Plan: DANCAE-BA & MHCDAAE-BA
Dance Requirements (34 credits)
Foundational Courses include courses in dance and prerequisites to these courses. These courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. All students must take a technique placement class prior to the beginning of each semester in order to gain permission for registration. Students should check the department website for placement class dates.
Note: Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here:Hunter Core Requirement
In the case of Dance, the courses that meet CCC are:
Note: All dance technique classes may be taken two times for credit.
A placement audition is required of all incoming majors. All dance majors are required to be registered in at least one technique class every semester they are in attendance at Hunter. Performance, choreography and technical production requirements are to be fulfilled prior to graduation. These requirements include:
- Performance in at least two (2) concerts.
- Choreography of at least two (2) works:
- solo performed in open composition.
- group work developed during fall and spring semesters and performed in formal concert.
- Production crew work in two (2) formal concerts.
Note: All required classes are not offered every semester. Annual meetings with dance advisers are essential for both majors and minors in order to assure that required coursework will be completed in time for graduation.
Education Requirements (25 credits)
School of Education Exit Standards
Students must meet the following criteria in order to graduate with a School of Education major or minor:
- Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
- Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) anti-bullying workshop. The DASA workshop is required for all students in a NYS certification program at the School of Education. The workshop requires six clock hours of coursework or training.