Elementary Education with Dance Endorsement (MEd)
The MEd in Elementary Education with Dance Endorsement is designed for individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of children through dance instruction and is offered in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Residency Programs
The program is designed for maximum impact to complete coursework with evening and online options, allowing you to be employed as a CPS teacher resident while pursuing your degree.
In this program, you will focus on inclusive education and develop pedagogical and advocacy skills to promote equity and social justice for all learners in your classroom. Graduates receive a Professional Educator License (PEL) with elementary and ESL endorsements along with a Dance endorsement based on 18 credit hours of existing dance coursework required to enter the program.
This program is designed for individuals seeking to secure an initial teaching license and to teach dance in elementary schools.
An integral component of our teacher preparation program is classroom experience where candidates engage directly with students and educators while developing their pedagogical expertise. To gain this experience, candidates will be employed as full-time CPS teacher residents and provided a resident stipend of $40,000 by CPS.