Dance Teaching Artist Praxis (Graduate Certificate)

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Do you want to combine your dance artistry and your passion for teaching? Would you like to become a dance teaching expert and prepare future dance teachers for the field or to work as a dance educator in K-12 settings? Come deepen your knowledge of dance teaching practices and take your skills and credentials to the next level.

This program equips students with the practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and credentials that deepen their understanding of dance pedagogy. Students receive a mix of studio-based courses, seminar and experiential learning in order to fully explore and scaffold appropriate teaching practices for dancers of any age and skill level.

Students completing the dance teaching artist praxis certificate fulfill the coursework requirements they need in order to obtain a Provisional Arts Education, preK-12 certificate in dance from the Arizona Department of Education. They also gain the qualifications and credentials required for developing and teaching university teacher preparation courses and training programs as well as the skills and perspectives necessary for working effectively as a teaching artist in diverse sociocultural and learning contexts.

At A Glance

Dance Teaching Artist Praxis (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Degree requirements

Required Core (28 credit hours)
DCE 530 Somatic Movement Inquiry I (3)
DCE 531 Somatic Movement Inquiry II (3)
DCE 554 Teaching Praxis I: Postsecondary Teaching Philosophies, Foundations and Practices (3)
DCE 654 Teaching Praxis II: Theories, Contexts, Populations, Psychomotor Development and Curriculum Design (3)
DCE 656 Teaching Praxis III: Secondary Practices and Teacher Preparation Course Development/Implementation (4)
SED 578 Residency/Student Teaching in Secondary Education (12)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students must submit the written portfolio culminating experience in the last semester of enrollment in the certificate program.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a minimum of a master's degree in dance or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university, or have successfully completed their first semester of the Arizona State University MFA degree program in dance.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the applicable master's degree program or in the ASU Master of Fine Arts program in dance at the time of their application submission.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. letters of recommendation
  4. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the United States on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Applicants who are currently enrolled ASU students are not required to submit letters of recommendation.

Information about this program

Visit the School of Music, Dance and Theatre website for full details.