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Dance Education Major (DEDU)
with Teacher Licensure in Special Subject-Area
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Bachelor of Science
Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
AOS Codes: Dance Education Major, U403

The Dance Education major (BS) is planned to develop an understanding of dance as an art form and as creative arts education. In addition to core courses in dance technique, choreography, performance, history, and scientific foundations, dance education students also study the teaching/learning process in dance. Extensive observation, participation, and laboratory experiences with a variety of age groups are included. The Dance Education major is designed to lead to North Carolina licensure for teaching in public schools.

All majors must earn a C-1 or better in all dance courses that are required for their major; higher grades are required in specified courses.

Specific course requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Dance Education are detailed in the following sections.

Student Learning Goals
Student learning goals for Dance Education majors are extensive and reflect state requirements for teaching licensure in dance. They include demonstration of the following abilities:
• plan lessons that reveal an accurate understanding of the content of dance movement as a creative art form and that demonstrate the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of dance
• make dance learning meaningful and appropriate for all students, encouraging active inquiry, student decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, performance skills, collaboration, and supportive interaction
• use skillful demonstrations when appropriate and provide demonstrations that communicate dance quality as well as correct technique
• develop mutual respect and rapport between and among students and teacher
• demonstrate self-reflective behavior in relation to teaching


I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)
See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.
Students may select courses for: Sem hrs
Literature (GLT)


Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR) 3
One additional GLT, GFA (except DCE), or GPR course 3
Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)


Mathematics (GMT) 3
Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course


Department specifies courses for:

Fine Arts (GFA)
Required: any GFA course except DCE
Natural Sciences (GNS)
Required: NTR 213, and one additional GNS lab course with a different departmental prefix
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
Required: HEA 201 and PSY 121


II General Education Marker Requirements
See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.

Global/Global-Nonwestern Perspectives (GL/GN)
Required for GN Marker: DCE 205
Students select: 3 additional courses carrying GL/GN markers
One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements which is taught as Speaking Intensive. DCE 505 serves as the major SI course.
One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements which is taught as Writing Intensive. DCE 305 serves as the major WI course.

III Major Requirements (74 hours)
1. Dance technique and theory (19 hrs):

modern dance: 11 hrs selected from DCE 111, 112, 212, 312, 324, 412, 424
ballet: 5 hrs selected from DCE 113, 114, 214, 314, 414
jazz: 1 hr selected from DCE 216 or 316
other ethnic forms: DCE 232 and two different forms of 231

2. Grade of B or higher in one semester of DCE 312 or 324
3 DCE 117, 205*, 217, 253, 305*, 340, 341, 345, 346, 353, 417, 446, 447, 448C, 461-462, 463, 505*
4. Dance performance (1 hr) selected from: DCE 243, 250, 343, or 443.
5. Dance production (4 hrs): DCE 255 and 355 each taken twice
6. Dance electives (4 hrs)

*DCE 205 satisfies the GN Marker requirement; DCE 305 satisfies the major WI requirement; DCE 505 satisfies the major SI requirement

IV Related Area Requirements (9 hours)
HEA 201*; NTR 213*; PSY 121*

*NTR 213 satisfies part of GNS; HEA 201 and PSY 121 satisfy GSB

V Teacher Licensure Requirements (9 hours)
Completion of University Teacher Education requirements (see Teacher Education). HEA 201 and PSY 121 also satisfy General Education Core Requirements for the GSB category

1. ELC 381 The Institution of Education 3
2. CUI 450 Psychological Foundations of Education 3
3. CUI 470 Reading Education 2
4. LIS/CUI 120 1
Total Licensure Requirements 9

VI Electives (8-9 hours)
Electives sufficient to complete 128 total semester hours required for degree.


Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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