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Dance Overview

Dance Program Coordinator
Prof. Kathleen Isaac
521 Thomas Hunter
(212) 396-6635
kathleen.isaac@hunter.cuny.edu

The programs in PreK-12 education prepare students for certification that enables them to teach at any grade level. Hunter has programs in Dance PreK-12, Music PreK-12, and TESOL PreK-12.

The Hunter College Dance Program offers a graduate-level, teacher certification program in Dance PreK-grade 12. The curriculum is enriched by a Lecture/Demonstration community outreach performance program, repertory classes with New York based choreographers, international performance opportunities, internships at various venues, and New York State teaching certification. From a campus in the heart of New York City, the Dance education student is offered many opportunities to engage with professional dance companies, choreographers, and critics who live and work in New York. The cultural diversity of the student population, the active, professional  faculty  and the wide range of program opportunities qualify the Hunter College Dance Program as the "hidden jewel" of New York City.

Students applying for the MA program in Dance Education have the choice of applying to one of three tracks:

Track 1 - 49-credit MA: Those students who have a minimum of 34 credits in dance but who do not have NYS certification to teach dance in preK-12. This 49-credit program includes 27 credits in education (16 credits taken in the School of Education and 11 credits taken in the Dance Program). An additional 22 graduate credits in dance is required.

Track 2 - 30-credit MA: Those students who already have initial NYS certification to teach dance in preK-12. This 30-credit program includes 8 credits in education taken in the Dance Program in addition to 22 credits in dance.

Track 3 - 30-credit MA: Those students who have initial NYS certification in a subject area other than dance and have a minimum of 34 credits in dance. This 30-credit program includes 8 credits in education taken in the Dance Program in addition to 22 credits in dance.

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