Dance Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Dance Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Degree


This track is for the professional dance educator who has already obtained an undergraduate degree in dance from an accredited university and has already obtained K-12 teacher certification in New Jersey or another state. This track is for individuals who aim to:

  • Advance their career in K-12 education
  • Conduct graduate study to enable alternate career opportunities in the arts and education
  • Prepare for doctoral study and careers in post-secondary education

The goal of the program is to enhance students' professional practice as effective dance program directors and artist-educators.

Valid K-12 teacher certification is required for the non-certification track and may include the New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and New Jersey Standard certificate as well as New York Initial and Professional certificates or other comparable certification from other states. The New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility (CE) is not accepted as a qualified teaching credential unless it has reverted to a Standard certificate after one year of validated, full-time PK-12 teaching. Out-of-State certificates must align with New Jersey required internship and qualified PK-12 teaching experience. Applicants who do not hold K-12 certification may apply to the Ed.M. Certification program.


Applications can be completed online. Admissions are rolling until June 1. However, applicants who wish to be considered for Scholarships or Teaching Assistantships should apply, audition and interview by February 1st.


Intro to Laban Movement Analysis Human Development: Infancy thruogh Early Adulthood
Classroom Organization for Inclusive and Special Classrooms Motor Learning and Control for Dance Pedagogy
Introduction to Curriculum Design and Assessment for Dance Dance Technique Pedagogy
Creative Dance and Choreography Pedagogy Embodied Dance History Pedagogy
Teaching Concepts in Dance for Students with Special Needs Individual and Cultural Diversity
Principles of Language Learning: Second and World Language Acquisition Teaching with Digital Tools
Grad Special Topics - Dance Assessment Project Intro to Research in Dance Education
Leadership in Dance Education Other courses under advisement

Program Requirements

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Frederick Curry.