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Curricular and Instructional Studies (5500)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: PK-12 Dance Education (555108BS)

College of Education

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
7900:124 Ballet I2
7900:115 Dance As An Art Form2
Mathematics:3450:xxx or 3470:xxx3
Elective:7910:Dance Organization1
Elective:7915:Dance Somatic or World Dance1
Min Credit Total 15
3300:112 English Composition II3
7760:133 Nutrition Fundamentals3
7900:125 Ballet II2
7900:145 Tap Dance II2
3100:200 Human Anat & Physiology I3
3100:201 Human Anat & Phys Lab I1
Oral Communication:Any3
Elective:7910:Dance Organization1
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

7920:361 Learning Theory for Dance2
7900:224 Ballet III3
5100:200 Introduction to Education3
5100:220 Educational Psychology3
5300:100 Orient:AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Prg0
7920:316 Choreography I2
Natural Science:Not in Biology4
Elective:7920:xxx (See note for approved courses)2
Min Credit Total 19
7920:317 Choreography II2
7500:100 Fundamentals of Music2
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7900:225 Ballet IV3
7920:362 Inst Strategies for Dance2
Elective:7920:xxx (See note for approved courses)2
Elective:7920:xxx (See note for approved courses)2
Min Credit Total 20
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

7920:122 Ballet V4
7920:116 Physical Analysis for Dance I2
7910:112 Dance Production Ensemble1
7920:416 Choreography III2
5500:230 Educational Technology3
5610:225 Intro: Exceptionalities3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7910:Dance Organization1
Elective:Any (see adviser)2
Min Credit Total 20
5500:360 Ed Plan: Inst,Assess & Cls Mgt3
5100:300 Ed Eqty & Exc in Cult Pl Socty3
7920:122 Ballet V4
7920:117 Physical Analysis for Dnce II2
7920:321 Rhythmic Analysis - Dance2
7920:417 Choreography IV2
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7920:xxx (See note for approved courses)2
Min Credit Total 23
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

7920:461 Sem & Fld Exp: Dance Educ2
5500:370 Ed Imp: Inst,Assessmt, Cls Mgt3
5500:455 Literacy for Multiage Licensur3
7920:432 History of Ballet2
7910:108 Choreographers Workshop1
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Any (see adviser)3
Min Credit Total 17
5550:495 Stu Teach: Physical & Hlth Ed11
5550:494 Stu Teach: Colloq Phys&Hlth Ed2
7920:462 Profssnl Issues in Dance Educ2
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Movement Fundamentals may be substituted for Rhythmic Analysis.
Dance History:20th Century may be substituted for History of Ballet.
Students must complete two semesters of Ballet V and one semester of Modern VI to graduate.
A minimum grade of C or better is required in all pre-admission coursework, regardless of when a student started college. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in pre-admission course credits, in teaching field coursework and overall, including transfer work.
At least 1 credit of Physical Education/Wellness, 3 credits of Social Science and 5 credits of Natural Science are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or your adviser regarding the acceptable courses. Ultimately, 6 credits of Social Science and 8 credits of Natural Science are required to graduate.
A minimum of 8 credits in an area of teaching are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. These credits cannot be used to fulfill other pre-admission requirements. If the student has taken more than 8 credits in his/her teaching area, he/she must include the additional coursework toward the calculation of the teaching field GPA.
3450:140 Fundamentals of Math for Primary Educators does not meet the General Education Mathematics Requirement for this degree.
Computer literacy requirement: A passing score on the computer literacy exam or completion of one of the following computer classes listed in the next note at a B or better is required for final acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program. The exam tests the following: creating, saving, naming skills, basic word processing skills, basic e-mail and internet skills.
Copies of "What's on the Computer Literacy Assessment" are available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, Zook Hall 207. If you do not pass the computer literacy tests after two attempts, you must complete one of the following courses and earn a grade of B or better prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program: 2440:105(3) Introduction to Computers & Application Software; 7500:298(2) Technologies of Music Education.
Approved Elective courses: 7920:xxx electives must be taken from the following (pre-requisites must be fulfilled as well, as needed): 7920:228, 229, 328, 329 (Modern); 7920:351, 451 (Jazz).
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 04-12-2013