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The Bachelor in Professional Studies (B.P.S.) with a concentration in Dance prepares dance professionals in the area of performance, choreography, and pedagogy. Students with a strong dance background and those with limited exposure but with the ability and commitment to achieve the requisite level of dance technique will be served by this concentration. Areas of study include modern, ballet, and jazz technique; dance improvisation and composition; dance in the schools and in community settings; dance history; and movement analysis (somatic studies and dance notation). Basic competency in all of these areas is expected. An internship experience is an integral part of the program. Students who wish to teach in the public schools must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) according to university requirements.

Program Summary
A. General Education (35-41 hours )
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study

a. Core (40 hours)
DANC 2101 Dance Improvisation (3 hrs)
DANC 2825 Ballet Dance II (minimum 4 hrs)
DANC 3101 Dance History (3 hrs)
DANC 3201 Dance Movement Analysis (3 hrs)
DANC 3829 Advanced Dance Techniques (minimum 6 hrs)
DANC 4101 Dance Repertory (3 hrs)
DANC 4201 Dance Composition (3 hrs)
DANC 4202 Advanced Dance Composition (3 hrs)
DANC 4404 Dance Education: Methods & Materials (3 hrs)
THEA 3608 Dance Lab (1hr)

Dance Techniques to be selected with advisor from the followong (8 hours):

DANC 1821 Contemporary Dance I (2)
DANC 1825 Ballet Dance I (2)
DANC 1331 Tap Dance (2)
DANC 1827 Jazz Dance I (2)
DANC 2825 Ballet Dance II (2)
DANC 2827 Jazz Dance II (2) 
DANC 3829 Adv. Dance Techniques (3)
DANC 3826 Musical Theatre Dance I (2)

b. Non-Licensure (12 hours)
THEA 2501 Stage Movement (3 hrs)
THEA 2511 Intro to Tech Production (3)
THEA 1561 Intro to Design (3)
THEA 2531 Performance Fundamentals (3 hrs)
THEA 4541 Internship (3 hrs)

c. Teacher Licensure Option (26 hours)

EDPR 2111 Development Across the Life Span (3 hrs)
SPED 2000 Issues of Human Diversity (3 hrs)
ICL 3333 Classroom Assessment & Instructional Decision Making (3 hrs)
ICL 4914* Residency I Practicum (5 hrs)
ICL 4800* Professional Seminar (3 hrs)
ICL 4907* Residency II (9 hrs)
*TEP (Teacher Education Program) Restricted Courses. Must be admitted to take the course

C. College Requirements (9 hours)

a. Thematic Studies (6 hrs)

Recommended courses for Dance students
UNIV 3534 Theatre and Therapy (3 hrs)
DANC 4402 Dance Education in Diverse Settings (3 hrs)

b. Senior Project (3 hours)

UNIV 4995 Senior Project (3 hrs)

D. Electives (10-27 hours)

Students can select additional DANC courses with approval from advisor. Other electives selected to bring the number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper division hours.

All students seeking initial teacher licensure through the University of Memphis and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Requirements to be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP):

Complete at least 45 hours before applying to the TEP. Among those hours the following courses must be passed: ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, COMM 2381, MATH 1420 or equivalent, SPED 2000 and EDPR 2111.Have a 2.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average.Take and pass all portions of the PRAXIS I PPST (or present evidence of an Enhanced ACT score of 22 or above or a combined score of 1020 or above on the SAT).See the front page of the TEP application for a complete list of requirements.http://www.memphis.edu/tep/pdfs/undergraduate-tep-application.pdf

Residency (Student Teaching) Requirements:

The Ready2Teach residency requires the commitment of one year. Residency I requires at least two days per week in the assigned Residency classroom. Residency II candidates must be present at their school for the full day and are required to participate in faculty meetings, PTO/PTA meetings, parent teacher conferences, car duty, etc.During Residency I, candidates will be required to attend a minimum of 5 Friday seminars.  All students must attend a weekly scheduled professional seminar with Residency II. No other courses may be taken during the Residency Year.

Experiential Learning Credit Opportunities       

Students who have completed college-level learning outside the college classroom are encouraged to seek Experiential Learning Credit (ELC). This potential credit is evaluated by faculty who determine the appropriate amount of awarded credit and is based on the knowledge you have gained from the experience, not just the experience itself. 

Please visit the University College webpage:

http://www.memphis.edu/univcoll/experiential_learning.php for more information.  If awarded, ELC may only be used to fulfill elective hours, the required 60 hours from a four-year institution and the required 30 hours from the U of M.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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