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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Dance Education, B.S.Ed.


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Assistant Professor Feldman, Adviser

This undergraduate major program is designed to prepare prospective dance teachers to be highly skilled and creative dancers and choreographers, as well as scholarly, reflective educators, able to meet the varied needs of students of all grades. This program focuses attention on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that enable the pre-service teacher to develop and implement effective, innovative dance education programs that meet the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for New York state initial certification as a teacher of dance in all grades.

Program Requirements


During the second semester of the sophomore year (having completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of college work) students may apply for admission to the School of Education  through the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership. An interview will be required.

Semester Hours: 127 and GPA Requirement


The successful completion of at least 127 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better in all course work, and a GPA of 2.5 or better in dance course work.

Liberal Arts - Semester Hours: Minimum 63


At least 63 semester hours in liberal arts with no fewer than 30 s.h. outside the Department of Drama and Dance.

Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that ordinarily must be completed in residence at Hofstra: 30 semester hours of course work in education, including student teaching; and the last 30 hours of course work taken.  (Education courses need not be included within the last 30 hours.)

The following general and major requirements:


WSC 1 & 2 and Writing Proficiency Exam


WSC 1 and 2 and a passing score on the Writing Proficiency Exam. (See University Degree Requirements), 6 s.h.

Literature course & SPCM 1


Any literature course offered for distribution credit, 3 s.h., and SPCM 1, 3 s.h.

History


History–any HIST course offered for distribution credit, 3 s.h.

Social Sciences


Social Sciences–any social science course offered for distribution credit, 3 s.h. 

Natural Science


Mathematics


Mathematics–any MATH course offered for distribution credit, 3 s.h.

Information Retrieval - 0-3 s.h.


Language Other Than English


Language other than English–Completion of 3 s.h. of a language other than English, or language placement equivalent to 3 s.h. Three s.h. of American Sign Language  (REHB 191) will satisfy this requirement but does not provide liberal arts and sciences credit. 

Dance Course Work - Semester Hours: minimum of 45


Professional Education course work - Semester Hours: 30 (with advisement)


Students receiving a grade lower than C- in a professional education course must repeat the course and receive a grade of C or higher in order to remain in the program.

* Footnote


*Twenty clock hours of participation/observation in elementary and secondary schools are required in each of the following courses:

CT 102 Field Placement–grades PreK-12
SPED 102 Field Placement–in varied settings; grades PreK-12
CT 119 Field Placement–grades PreK-6
CT 120 Field Placement–grades 7-12
SED 151 Field Placement–grades 7-12


Students receiving a grade lower than C- in a professional education course must repeat the course and receive a grade of C or higher in order to remain in the program.

Free electives - Semester hours: 8.5 (under advisement)


8.5 semester hours of free electives under advisement.

MOVOM


Participation in MOVOM (Modern Dance Club) all semesters except the semester of student teaching.

Seminars


The following seminars are a part of your program and are required in order to complete your degree at Hofstra University:

*    Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
*    Fire & Arson Prevention
*    Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Abuse
*    School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE)
*    Highway and School Safety/Prevention of Child Abduction

American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Course


Successful completion of the American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Course, or courses as approved by the program coordinator.

Student Teaching Requirements


After completing at least 19 semester hours of professional education course work and an adviser audit of content area course work, students may apply for admission to student teaching. Application forms may be obtained in the Office of Field Placements. Placement criteria are as follows:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on overall course work or permission of adviser.
  2. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work.
  3. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in dance content courses.

Graduation Requirements


  1. Completion of criteria 1 through 8 listed above under Program Requirements.
  2. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work.
  3. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better in all course work.
  4. A GPA of 2.5 or better in dance course work.
  5. An electronic portfolio, illustrating the student’s education course work and professional accomplishments.
  6. Completion of all New York State Education Law seminar requirements.

Teacher Certification Requirements


Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Educational Support Services the semester in which the student is graduating. There will be opportunities to attend a certification workshop during the student’s final semester, to receive all the necessary information regarding applying for certification. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements may differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.

All prospective early childhood (Birth-Grade 2), elementary (Grades 1-6), secondary (Grades 7-12) and special subject teachers as well as educational leaders are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc., for state certification requirements. Students should consult with the Office of Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study.

We anticipate that teacher and school building leader candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014, will be required to take certain new exams. At the February 2012 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved a change to the implementation schedule for the new testing requirements for the initial certification of teachers and school building leaders. Please contact the office of Educational Support Services at Hofstra University at (516) 463-5747 or consult the state website.

For candidates graduating prior to May 2013, it is strongly recommended that students complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) prior to student teaching, and the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) during student teaching. Students not receiving passing scores on these examinations will not be eligible for certification.

In addition to fulfilling the required courses of study, the Commissioner’s Regulations mandate that all prospective teachers, pupil personnel and education leaders receive instructions regarding:

  1. Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  2. Fire and Arson Prevention
  3. School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  4. Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse
  5. Highway and School Safety/Prevention of Child Abduction

New York state legislation also requires all persons seeking certification in special education, speech and language disabilities or school administrators working in special education, to have training in the area of children with autism.

Hofstra University offers the above listed educational law seminars through the Office of Educational Support Services. All of these seminars must be completed before the conferral of the degree and recommendation for certification.

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