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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Dance, Dance Education Concentration, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dance with a Concentration in Dance Education prepares students for K-12 Dance Education licensure in North Carolina.  It is designed for students who wish to become dance teachers in public schools.

Additional Admission Requirements

The Department of Dance requires a placement audition before entering the program. 

Students seeking K-12 Dance Education Licensure should plan to declare the Concentration in Dance Education by the end of the first semester of Sophomore year.  A later decision may result in a delayed graduation date.

After submitting the Application to Teacher Education to the College of Education and completing specific Dance coursework, the Concentration in Dance Education is added and students progress with upper-level coursework. 

Degree Requirements

In addition to completing the coursework for the B.A. in Dance, Performance, Choreography, and Theory, Dance Education students complete these professional education requirements:

General Education Courses (34 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by courses in the major.

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

All students who earn a degree within the College of Arts + Architecture are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level.  Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • Completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte
  • Completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three
  • Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
  • Through approved transfer or transient credit earned at other accredited institutions
  • A combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202)

Major Courses (53 credit hours)

Degree Total = 120-129 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

All DANC courses must be completed with a grade of C or above; a GPA of 2.75 or above in all required Dance Education Concentration courses.  Students must also have an overall (cumulative) GPA of 2.5 or above.  Additionally, to meet the requirements for this concentration, a second-year review must be passed in the third semester of study.

Honors Program

For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.