Dance Education Required Courses

Professional Education Courses (37 units)

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (3)
DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3)
DANC 391 Internship in Elementary School (6)
DANC 392 Internship in Secondary School (6)
DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policy (3)
DANC 493 Professional Seminar in Teaching of Dance (1)
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3)
ELED 324 Integrated Reading: K-12 Certification (3)
REED 365 Reading and Writing in Content Areas K-12 (3)
EDUC 202 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on America's Urban Schools (3)
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education

Additional Requirements

  • Praxis I or 1100 on SAT Math and Critical Thinking
  • Speech and Hearing Test
  • FBI fingerprinting and background check

Those professional education courses that are not dance courses may be taken at another accredited institution (excepting ELED 324) provided 1) they are comparable in level and content, 2) a Petition to Transfer Credit is completed in advance of registering for the course, and 3) the coursework does not comprise the student's last 30 credits at Towson University.

Note: Returning professionals already in possession of a dance degree from an accredited institution will be advised individually by the Director of K-12 Certification Track in Dance. Additional coursework will be required by the State of Maryland. This additional coursework includes but is not limited to:

Assessment in Education (3)