Jan 31, 2023
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, but also benefits dancers who want to teach in studios or community centers. Student teaching is possible in cooperation with the public schools of the Charlotte area.
- Pre-Major: Students seeking K-12 Dance Education licensure should contact the Arts Education Specialist within their first year. A later semester may result in a delayed graduation date.
- Declaration of Major and Progression Requirements: Students seeking K-12 Dance Education licensure must first earn a grade of C or above in EDUC 2100 and SPED 2100, have a cumulative GPA of 2.7, achieve passing scores on Praxis Core (or prove exemption via test scores), and complete the Application to Teacher Education, which includes a signed Professional Dispositions statement and clear criminal background check. Students are also required to complete a formal review in their third semester for continued status as a Dance Major. To progress to student teaching, students must earn a minimum 2.75 GPA in all Dance and Education courses and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall.
- Pre-Major: The semester in which transfer students seeking K-12 Dance Education Licensure are eligible to declare the Concentration in Dance Education will be determined in consultation with their academic advisor.
- Declaration of Major and Progression Requirements: Students seeking K-12 Dance Education licensure must first earn a C or better in EDUC 2100 and SPED 2100, have a cumulative GPA of 2.7, achieve passing scores on Praxis Core (or prove exemption via test scores), and complete the Application to Teacher Education which includes a signed Professional Dispositions statement and clear criminal background check. Students are also required to complete a formal review in their third semester for continued status as a Dance major. To progress to student teaching, students must earn a minimum 2.75 GPA in all Dance and Education courses and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall.
- Transferable Credit Hours: Determined by UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.
College Prospect for Success Course (2 credit hours)
All new freshmen in the College of Arts + Architecture must take the following:
General Education Courses (32 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program . Both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communication (O) course are fulfilled by courses in the major. Students in this major should take the following course that meets General Education requirements and also satisfies requirements in the major:
Foreign Language Requirement (0-6 credit hours)
Students in this major 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 a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
- 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)
Click here for a list of courses that meet the College of Arts + Architecture’s foreign language requirement.
Major Courses (42 credit hours)
Movement Practice Courses (18 credit hours)
African Diaspora Courses (6 credit hours)
Ballet Courses (6 credit hours)
Modern Dance Courses (6 credit hours)
Creative Process Courses (8 credit hours)
Dance Theory Courses (9 credit hours)
Dance Pedagogy Courses (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following:
Performance and Production Courses (2 credit hours)
Music Fundamentals Course (2 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (36 credit hours)
Unrestricted Elective Courses
As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
All Dance and Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or above, with no more than one grade of D in Dance courses. 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. Students must earn a grade of B or above in student teaching to be recommended for licensure.
For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .
Teacher education candidates participate in the yearlong internship during their final year of the program. During the first semester, students spend one day per week in an assigned classroom while completing coursework on campus. During the second semester of the internship, students complete full-time student teaching in the same classroom. Applications for this yearlong internship are due two semesters before student teaching.