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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 34 credits including in-person field experience in many of the courses as well as a nine-week student teaching experience. The PreK-12 Dance Arts certificate requires 24 credits of approved content in dance. No AEPA available for Dance Arts.

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Level I credits: 10
Level II credits: 12
Level III: Student Teaching Credits (In-Person full-time nine-week experience) 12
Required Credits for Initial 3-year Provisional Dance Arts Certificate (K-12) 34
LEVEL I: Prerequisites: Teacher Education Program Admission Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado required.
Must pass all EDU coursework with a grade of B or better.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU285AA Education Program Seminar None 1
EDU232* Serving K-12 English Language Learners (ELL) 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU272* Educational Psychology
Note: For post-baccalaureate students, the course prerequisite is met with a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university.
None 3
EDU276 Classroom Management** 25 Hours Site-based 3
* 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
EDU285AC* Education Perspectives None 1
EDU251* Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL) 20 hours VIRTUAL 3
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
* 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 grade of B or better 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 nine weeks in the classroom)** Nine weeks*** 12
* 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 34
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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