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Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Teacher Certification K-12

Bachelor of Arts in Dance-Certification 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list;
3
    Technology Met in Education Sequence with EDCO 305 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with DANT 386 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity Met in major with DANA course 0
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

Historical Perspectives Met in major with DANT 385

0

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

3

  3 hours met in Education Sequence with EDUC 200  
Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

3

  3 hours met in major with DANT 201  
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two

(3-8)

  different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

 

Subtotal   37-43
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
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 

28

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 Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the Gen Ed Classroom

2

EDCO 305*  Technology in the Classroom

2

    EDCO 350*  Academic & Social Strategies for Establishing Classroom Climate 3
    EDUC 400*  Internship I: Culture and Climate 1
    EDUC 403  Internship II: Assessment and Instruction, Secondary and K-12 10
    EDUC 410*  Education in a Democracy 2
Electives  

3-9

Total  

120

*A grade of C or better must be earned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

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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