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  The Graduate School of Education 2019-2021 Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with No State Certification Programs in the Department of Learning and Teaching Ed.M. in Dance Education: Professional Teacher Advancement  

Ed.M. in Dance Education: Professional Teacher Advancement



Director: Frederick Curry (848-932-1372; email: fcurry@mgsa.rutgers.edu)

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The Ed.M. dance education professional teacher advancement program is designed for experienced PK-12 educators who possess a baccalaureate degree and a NJDOE CEAS, Provisional, or Standard PK-12 teacher certificate (or qualified out-of-state certificate) and desire to earn a master's degree in dance education. The goal of the program is to advance professional teachers as leaders of dance education within PK-12 schools and throughout the state/regional communities they serve, while also building a foundation for future doctoral and professional leadership study. The program has five supporting aims:

  1. To develop professional teacher-learners' knowledge of dance-as-art as an educational practice, scholarly field, policy landscape, and community of practice.
  2. To increase professional teacher knowledge about the pedagogy of teaching dance and how individual differences among children with respect to abilities and social, economic, and cultural backgrounds influence learning.
  3. To support professional teacher-learners in examining dance learning contexts for the potential to nurture identity formation, engender empathy, embrace diverse perspectives, engage interdisciplinary inquiry, and shape social transformation.
  4. To empower professional teacher-learners' as advocates of dance-as-art state mandates who strive to ensure educational equity for all PK-12 children.
  5. To cultivate professional teacher-learners' knowledge, skills, and dispositions in curriculum development, assessment, research, data-informed decision-making, and leadership, providing them with opportunities to reflect on and refine their own practice as well as lead professional development for pre-service and in-service dance and classroom educators.

DANCE SPECIALIZATION: Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits in dance studies by the completion of the degree program; fulfillment of all 30 dance credits is not required for admission into the program. Some credits may be completed corequisitely during the master's degree program. Courses appearing on an undergraduate transcript that may satisfy these requirements must be comprehensive and representative of core artistic process content in dance, including knowledge and experience in Creating, Performing, Responding, and Historical/Cultural Inquiry as aligns with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, Performing Arts - Dance and the New Jersey Professional Teaching Standard Four: Content Knowledge.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS: Applicants must posses a NJDOE CEAS, Provisional, or Standard PK-12 teacher certificate or qualified out-of-state certificate to be eligible for this degree program. A NJ CE certificate will not be accepted as a qualified teaching credential. Applicants holding a NJ CE must apply to the postbaccalaureate certification track 15207C.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


Dance Pedagogy (18 credits)

07:207:405 Motor Learning and Control for Dance Pedagogy (3)

07:207:406 Introduction to Curriculum Design and Assessment for Dance (3)

07:207:407 Dance Technique Pedagogy (3)

07:207:408 Creative Dance and Choreography Pedagogy (3)

08:207:502 Embodied Dance History Pedagogy (3)

07:207:501 Teaching Concepts in Dance for Students with Special Needs (3)


Education Requirements (9 credits)

05:300:401 Individual and Cultural Diversity (3)

05:300:430 Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition (3)

05:255:503 Teaching with Digital Tools or 05:300:350 Education and Computers (3)


Research and Leadership (7 credits)

08:207:595 [03] Grad Special Topics- Dance Assessment Project (1)

08:207:510 Introduction to Research in Dance Education (3)

08:207:511 Leadership in Dance Education (3)


Corequisites and/or Electives by Advisement (6 credits)

Requisite Requirements (9 credits)

Students must demonstrate evidence of coursework in each of the following areas by completion of the degree program. Courses appearing on an undergraduate transcript may satisfy these requirements. Fulfillment of these courses is not required for admission into the program and may be completed as co-requisites during the master's degree program.


07:206:402 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

05:300:307 Human Development: Infancy Through Early Adulthood

15:293:534 Classroom Organization for Inclusive and Special Classrooms

 
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