Earn Your MN K-12 Dance Teaching License

Interested in earning a Minnesota K-12 dance teaching license? 

Consider the University of Minnesota’s Arts in Education program, which leads to both a K-12 dance license and an MEd! Our post-baccalaureate program integrates educational theory with classroom practice in dance to prepare future educators for a career in K-12 education. 

Are you already licensed in another field and want to add an additional dance license?
Then the ​Additional Licensure Program (ALP) is right for you. You can earn your license to teach K-12 arts education in dance through the additional licensure program, which meets the needs of working teachers. Classes held either in the evening or the summer. 

Program Details: Our ​Initial License​ and ​Additional License​ students complete licensing requirements in 13 months (3+ semesters). All initial licensure and additional license coursework, including student teaching at both the elementary and secondary level, meets Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) requirements for discipline-specific K-12 licensure in Theatre Arts.

Application Information: The deadline to apply is January 15. Complete the ​admissions application​ and select either Curriculum and Instruction Arts in Education MEd​ ​and ​Initial Licensure​ ​or​ Curriculum and Instruction Arts in Education​ ​Additional Licensure application​.

Scholarships are available through the College of Education and Human Development. All students planning to pursue the MEd/Initial Licensure are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application and also request consideration for both need and merit aid. ​There is one ​application​ for all available CEHD scholarships. 

For more information, contact Dr. Betsy Maloney Leaf at malo0069@umn.edu.

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Betsy Maloney Leaf