M.A. - Teaching Dance, All Grades;
M.A. - Teaching Dance in the Professions (including a concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy);
1.5 - 2 years (M.A. programs), Adv. Cert. – Teaching Dance, All Grades; 1 - 2 years (Adv. Cert.)
Founded by legendary dance educator Martha Hill in 1932, the NYU Dance Education program is one of the oldest and most prestigious in North America. Its goal is to develop creative and critical thinking abilities, thereby increasing knowledge and expertise in dance and dance education. Its approach integrates the developing mind and body in the context of cultural practices. Fieldwork is integral to learning, which affords students the opportunity to analyze educational models, exercise researcher skills, develop professional networks, and awaken to the “realistic idealism” that propels the future of arts education.
The M.A. program in Teaching Dance, All Grades, prepares teachers who are eligible for NY State initial (40 points) or professional (34 points) teacher certification as a teacher of dance for grades pre-K-12. The 36-point M.A. program in Teaching Dance in the Professions is for those who wish to teach dance in colleges, universities, or professional studios or to prepare for doctoral study. This program also offers a unique concentration, in collaboration with American Ballet Theatre,in ABT Ballet Pedagogy. Students enrolled in the 16-month full-time only ABT Ballet Pedagogy concentration study with ABT faculty at their New York City studios in Manhattan, in addition to course work with NYU dance education faculty. An Advanced Certificate in Dance Education is offered for those with an M.A. or M.F.A. in Dance who wish to be certified in Teaching Dance, All Grades. It can be completed in as little as one year and as few as 20 credits.
The program’s full- and part-time faculty include Susan R. Koff (director), Mariam Roskin Berger, Renata Celichowska, Patricia Cohen, Frederick Curry, Deborah Damast, Diane Duggan, Douglas Dunn, and Lynn Martin. The program offers opportunities each year to perform, choreograph, produce, and direct dance concerts for various audiences. An intersession study abroad course in Uganda is offered each January.
Steinhardt's teacher education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Applications to the M.A. and Adv. Cert. programs are accepted twice yearly. The deadline is January 6 for fall semester matriculation and November 1 for spring semester matriculation. Applications to the ABT Ballet Pedagogy M.A. concentration are only accepted for the Fall semester.
To be considered for financial aid, all applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA on the Web. Submit the FAFSA by February 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.
Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above