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Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Teacher Certification K-12

Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Teacher Certification K-12 

General Education Courses

  Semester hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

15-18

Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 & CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills  See approved list.

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
MATH, CSCI, Foreign Languages, PHIL 220, SPCH 201 (6 hours of SPCH not selected for oral communication)

3-6

  Technology Met in major with EDCO 305

0

   Oral Communication

3

   SPCH 201 or THRA 120 Public Speaking or Acting I  
Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines

6

HMXP 102 The Human Experience

3

Global Perspectives See approved list.

3

Historical Perspectives Met in major with DANT 385

0

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines

16

Social Science Met in major with EDUC 200 and with Constitution requirement  
  See approved list.

0-3

Humanities and Arts  3 hours met in major with DANT 201  
  See approved list; must have additional course not DANA or DANT

3-6*

 

  *must have 6 hours between these two areas

 

Natural Science See approved list; must have at least one lab.

7

    Intensive Writing Met in major with DANT 386

0

   Constitution requirement    
   ECON 103 or PLSC 201 Intro to Political Economy or American Govt

3

Dance Major Courses (C or better in each course required.) 52
DANA 111 Modern Dance IA 1
DANA 112 Modern Dance IB

1

    DANA 185 Dance Technique Conditioning Lab (6 semesters)

0

DANA 211 Modern Dance IIA

1

DANA 212 Modern Dance II B

1

DANA 311 Modern Dance IIIA

1

DANA 312 Modern Dance IIIB

1

DANA 121 Ballet IA

1

DANA 122 Ballet IB

1

DANA 221 Ballet IIA

1

DANA 222 Ballet IIB

1

DANA 251 or 252 Jazz Technique I or II

1

DANA 258 World Dance Forms

1

DANA 443 and/or 444 Dance Prod: Pract and/or Dance Perf: Pract

2

DANT 110 Introduction to Dance

1

DANT 200 Improvisation

1

DANT 201 Choreography I

3

DANT 301 Choreography II

3

DANT 205 Music for Dance

3

DANT 372 Dance Kinesiology

3

DANT 385 Dance Hist: Primitive Cult through 19th Cent

3

DANT 386 Dance History: 1900 to Present

3

DANT 432 Careers and Current Trends in Dance

3

THRT 115 Introduction to Production

3

DCED 212 Creative Movement

3

DCED 345 Exploring K-12 Dance Education

3

DCED 342 Dance Pedagogy: Modern, Jazz, Ballet

3

DCED 391 Principles of Teaching Dance

3

Professional Education Sequence  (C or better in each course required.)

30

EDUC 101  Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

EDUC 200  Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

EDUC 220  Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

EDCO 201  Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

EDCO 202  Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 203  Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

EDCO 305  Technology in the Classroom

2

EDCO 306  Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

    EDCO 350  Analyzing Classroom Climate 1
    EDCO 351  Establishing Positive Classroom Climate 1
    EDUC 400  Internship I: Culture and Climate 1
    EDUC 402  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction, Secondary and K-12 10
    EDUC 410  Education in a Democracy 2
Electives  

1-4

Total  

124

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the Riley College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program. For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

Dance Education students may have to travel farther than students in other content areas for their field experience and/or internship because there are a limited number of dance education programs with certified teachers in school districts surrounding the Winthrop University campus. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the Department of Theatre and Dance work together to place students with mentor teachers in appropriate dance education programs. Please consider the need to travel, relocate, and/or make special housing arrangements during the field experience and/or internship semesters.

The department offers the Internship I placement during the fall semester only, requiring students to complete Internship II placement during the following spring semester. Students should plan their academic progress carefully in conjunction with faculty supervisors.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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