Teaching Dance, All Grades (Advanced Certificate)

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Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Teaching Dance, All Grades is designed for prospective students who have earned an MA or MFA in Dance, and who wish to attain initial NYS certification in Teaching Dance, Grades Pre-K–12. Rather than earn an additional master’s degree, students in this program take courses that provide the supplementary educational theory, pedagogical development, and instructional practice necessary to fulfill requirements currently in place for New York State Certification in Teaching Dance, All Grades.

Accreditation (AAQEP)

The New York University Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of teaching and leadership in today’s demanding educational environment, is granted accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality Educator Programs (AAQEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2020 to June 2027. This accreditation certifies that the fore-named professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to AAQEP’s quality principles.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.