Dance Pre K-12 BA and BA/MA Program in Dance Education
The BA and BA/MA programs in Dance lead to initial certification as a teacher. Graduates from the BA/MA program in Dance are eligible for professional certification after three years of teaching experience. These programs include fieldwork in New York City public schools. Students must take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) and the requirements of their major. BA/MA students also take additional graduate credits in Dance.
The Education minor is a 25-credit course of study that students usually complete over four semesters. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and minor in Education
The Hunter College Dance Program offers an opportunity to pursue a B.A. degree in dance within the context of a strong liberal arts education. Our modern dance based curriculum provides students with a vital foundation towards graduate study or professional careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration, and production. 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 major or minor 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.