Dance Education

Rutgers University

12 months
30336 EUR/year
30336 EUR/year
19176 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The EdM Dance Education program from Rutgers University community realizes how important it is for students to continue their artistic pursuits. 


This is because we understand artistry and teaching as symbiotic by nature. The individual’s own evolving artistic knowledge is the foundation from which we encourage the development of a dance teaching practice as a new channel of artistic inquiry.  Grappling with how to transform artistic knowledge into meaningful learning experiences for others is what is at the heart of graduate study in our program. 

Enriched by a unique partnership between the Graduate School of Education, New Jersey's premier college conservatory, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and partnerships with schools and professional agencies, the Dance Education Program from Rutgers University is a nationally accredited degree program and a model of excellence for the preparation of dance educators. Students finish the program with a solid education degree, a teaching portfolio, the option for K-12 dance teacher certification and multiple career options or advancement within dance and the education field.


The vision of the Dance Education Program is to sustain a community of artist-teacher-learners committed to developing the diverse, creative voices of children, adolescents, and young adults. At the foundation of this is a belief that young people have important artistic insights to contribute within a wide spectrum of dance artistry. The focus of graduate study is to examine methods of revealing, developing, and advocating for the artistic identities of our nation’s young people in contexts such as PK-12 schools, pre-professional programs, dance companies, community programs, and university networks.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning
  • Foundations in Dance Education
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Research in Dance Education
  • Assessment and Measurement in Dance
  • Classroom Organization
  • Teaching Internship
  • Internship Seminar
  • Inclusive Teaching in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A University Graduate application
  • An optional Digital Portfolio for applicants interested in scholarship and assistantship positions
  • Supplemental Mason Gross Application (Audition Registration)
  • Required audition and interview
  • Entrance Exam (SAT or ACT or Praxis Core or GRE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30336 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15168 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30336 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15168 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    19176 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9588 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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