Dance BS / Education MS

Major: Dance and Education
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) & Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 231.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 50.0399
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-1121

About the Program

BS/MS in Dance and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum is an accelerated degree that will allow students to pursue a BS degree in Dance through the Department of Performing Arts and continue for a fifth year of study to earn an MS degree in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum through the School of Education. During the graduate portion of the program, students will complete requirements to pursue initial Pennsylvania teacher certification for grade level PreK-4.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are the same as a BS in Dance and an MS in Education.

Degree Requirements

BS in Dance Requirements
General Education Requirement
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
Two English (ENGL) electives6.0
One Art or Humanities Elective3.0
Two Natural Science Electives8.0
Free Electives40.0
Dance Major Requirements
Foundation and Theory Requirements
ARTH 103History of Art III3.0
DANC 108Dance Improvisation I2.0
DANC 115Introduction to Dance3.0
DANC 116Dance and Fitness3.0
DANC 117Foundations of Somatic Theory and Practice3.0
DANC 135Rhythmic Study for Dance3.0
DANC 215Dance Appreciation3.0
DANC 216Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis3.0
DANC 221Survey of Dance and Movement Therapy3.0
DANC 222Dance Pedagogy3.0
DANC 235Dance Composition I3.0
DANC 315Twentieth Century Dance3.0
DANC 316Dance Kinesiology3.0
DANC 335Dance Composition II3.0
DANC 415Dance Aesthetics and Criticism3.0
DANC 481Senior Seminar in Dance1.0
DANC 491Senior Project in Dance (1.0 credit hour course repeated for a total of 3 credit hours)3.0
MUSC 331World Musics3.0
NFS 100
NFS 101
Nutrition, Foods, and Health
and Introduction to Nutrition & Food
THTR 240Theatre Production I3.0
Performance Requirements
DANC 131Dance Practicum in Performance (1.0 credit course repeated for a total of 11 credits) *11.0
or DANC 133 Dance Practicum in Choreography
Technique Requirements
DANC 104Ballet Technique I (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 4.0 credits)4.0
DANC 204Ballet Technique II (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 6.0 credits)6.0
DANC 304Ballet Dance Technique III (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 4.0 credits)4.0
DANC 105Modern Dance Technique I (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 4.0 credits)4.0
DANC 205Modern Dance Technique II (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 6.0 credits)6.0
DANC 305Modern Dance Technique III (2.0 credit course repeated for a total of 4.0 credits)4.0
Select two terms from one of the following:4.0
Jazz Dance Technique I
Hip-Hop Dance Technique I
African Dance Technique I
Select one term of the following:2.0
Jazz Dance Technique II
Hip-Hop Dance Technique II
African Dance Technique II
Jazz Dance Technique III
MS in Education Requirements
EDEX 542Fundamentals of Special Education3.0
EDEX 544The Inclusive Classroom3.0
EDEX 548Emotional and Behavioral Support of Individuals with Disabilities3.0
EDLT 525Design for Learning with Digital Media3.0
EDUC 513Elementary Science Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 520Professional Studies in Instruction3.0
EDUC 521Typical and Atypical Development in Early Childhood Education3.0
EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction3.0
EDUC 529Early Literacy3.0
EDUC 539Expressive Arts3.0
EDUC 555Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0
EDUC 565Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0
EDUC 540Field Experience3.0
MTED 517Mathematics Methods and Content (PreK-4)3.0
EDUC Elective3.0
Total Credits231.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
DANC 1042.0CIVC 1011.0DANC 1042.0VACATION
DANC 1052.0DANC 1052.0DANC 1153.0 
DANC 1163.0DANC 1173.0DANC 131 or 1331.0 
DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 131 or 1331.0Select One of the Following:2.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0DANC 1353.0 
MATH 1713.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0 
NFS 1002.0MATH 1723.0 
NFS 1011.0 ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV A1011.0 PSY 1013.0 
  (UG) Free Elective3.0 
 18 16 17 0
Second Year
ARTH 1033.0COOP 1011.0DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 131 or 1331.0
DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 2042.0DANC 2042.0
DANC 1082.0DANC 2213.0DANC 2052.0DANC 2153.0
DANC 2042.0DANC 2223.0MUSC 3313.0(UG) ENGL Elective3.0
DANC 2163.0DANC 2353.0THTR 2403.0(UG) Arts & Humanities Elective3.0
PSY 2403.0Select One of the Following:2.0(UG) Free Electives6.0(UG) Free Electives6.0
(UG) Free Elective2.0  
 PSY 1203.0  
 16 16 17 18
Third Year
  DANC 2052.0DANC 2052.0
  DANC 3042.0DANC 3042.0
  DANC 3153.0DANC 3353.0
  DANC 3163.0(UG) Natural Science Elective4.0
  DANC 4811.0(UG) Free Elective3.0
  (UG) Free Elective2.0EDUC 5223.0
  EDUC 5653.0 
 0 0 17 18
Fourth Year
DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 131 or 1331.0DANC 4153.0EDUC 5253.0
DANC 3052.0DANC 3052.0DANC 4911.0EDUC 5393.0
DANC 4911.0DANC 4911.0(UG) ENGL Elective3.0EDUC 5553.0
Select One of the Following:2.0(UG) Natural Science Elective4.0(UG) Free Elective6.0EDEX 5423.0
(UG) Free Electives6.0EDUC 5293.0 
EDUC 5133.0  
(UG) Free Elective6.0   
MTED 5173.0   
 15 17 16 12
Fifth Year
EDUC 5203.0EDUC 5213.0  
EDUC 5403.0EDEX 5683.0  
EDEX 5443.0(GR) EDUC Elective3.0  
 9 9  
Total Credits 231
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