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Dance Education MA (with Optional Teaching Licensure)

Dance Education MA

An Online Dance Education Master's with Applied Summer Workshops

There are two degree options for educators who want to build their credentials and knowledge in the field of Dance Education. Choose the one that fits your teaching and career goals:

  • Dance Education Master of Arts – you will want to choose this program if you a) already have a K-12 teaching license; or b) teach in the private sector or post-secondary settings.
  • Dance Education Master of Arts – Licensure: Dance (Grades K-12) – you will want to choose this program if you would like to teach dance in the K-12 setting and do not already have your teaching license.

Both programs provide preparation for those who would like to pursue the Colorado Dance Grades K-12 added endorsement. If you will teach outside of Colorado, please check the endorsement or certification requirements in your state.

In this program, you will be able to build on your teaching strategies, develop theoretical knowledge as it relates to teaching and learning, and develop your dance/movement skills.

This master's program is designed with online delivery in the academic Fall and Spring plus summer workshops to fit into the schedules of current and aspiring dance educators. The summer face to face workshops will include courses on choreography and learning dance forms.

Career Options for Graduates

UNC-trained educators will assist you in learning the latest and most effective instructional methods for choreography, dance performance production, skills and techniques and injury prevention. This will enable you to become a better dance instructor whether it is in the high school gym or your dance studio.

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Credits Required:
MA-Only: 33
MA with Teaching License: 57
Start Term:
MA-Only: each Fall
MA with Teaching License: each Summer
Time to Completion:
MA-Only: 2 years + Thesis
MA with Teaching License: 2.5 years + Thesis/Student Teaching
$520/credit hour

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Program Co-Coordinator:

Christy O'Connell-Black