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Dance Arts Education PreK-12

Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

Students in the Dance Education program are preparing to teach grades PreK-12. This program requires 24-30 credits including in-person field experience in many of the courses as well as a twelve-week student teaching experience. The PreK-12 Dance Arts certificate requires an Arizona Educator Exam (AEPA/NES).

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Level I credits: 3-9
Level II credits: 9
Level III: Student Teaching Credits (In-Person full-time twelve-week experience) 12
Required Credits for Initial 3-year Provisional Dance Arts Certificate (K-12) 24-30
LEVEL I: Prerequisites: Educator Preparation Program Admission Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado required.
All classes must meet the 3.0 overall GPA. Courses with a final grade of “D” or “F” must be retaken regardless of GPA.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs None 0
EDU251*

Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor (Transcript evaluation required)
OR
Structured English Immersion Exam (AEPA/NES Exam Passing Score-Anticipated 2016-2017)
NOTE: If you have taken EDU220 or EDU232, you do not need EDU251.

20 hours VIRTUAL 0-3
EDU276* Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis ** 25 Hours Site-based 3
POS220
OR
POS221
AND
POS222
OR
U.S. and AZ Constitution (3)
OR
Arizona Constitution (1)
AND
U.S. Constitution (2)
OR AEPA Exam Passing Score on the Constitution of the United States and Arizona Exam (Transcript evaluation required)
  0-3
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation 0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
LEVEL II: Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II along with passing AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge exam.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU261AA* Dance Methods and Curriculum Development for Elementary** 20 hours Site-based*** 4
EDU261AB* Dance Methods and Curriculum Development for Secondary** 20 hours Site-based*** 4
EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core   1
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that Site-based practicum/field experience MUST be done in the content area as described in the course title
LEVEL III : STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites –completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with a 3.0 overall GPA and 24 credits of approved content coursework.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EFE261* Student Teaching Lab K-12 – Dance (requires entire block for enrollment but only twelve weeks in the classroom)** Twelve weeks*** 12
EDO100-103 Alumni Orientation- Available Spring 2016 0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that Site-based Field Experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification
TOTAL CREDITS 24-30
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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