Resources for Undergraduate Dance and Theatre Programs

WHO SHOULD READ THIS PAGE?

This page is intended for undergraduate dance and theater programs and their Community College partners that are interested in preparing students to enter teacher credential programs.

WHAT WILL I FIND ON THIS PAGE?

Remembering that the reactivation of the credentials is still in process and that the Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) and CSET questions are still being worked on by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), this page is a work in progress. 

Eventually, this page will serve as a resource on how undergraduate dance and theatre departments can have “waiver” programs.  A waiver program is a specific major or minor in your department that waives students from having to take to the CSET exams for entry into a teacher credentialing program.  Being a waiver program is a strong recruiting tool.

This page will also serve as a resource for undergraduate programs who may want to develop integrated bachelor’s/credential programs with teacher education departments.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO KNOW SOMETHING MORE?

The CTC is meeting with advisory groups this summer so there should be information available in the fall.

WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING IN THE MEANTIME?

Become familiar with the new California Arts Standards.  https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vapacontentstds.asp

We are scheduling informational and planning meetings for interested departments to be held in fall, 2019.  There will likely be one in Southern California and one in Central California.  Please indicate your interest in finding out more by sending an email to eric.engdahl@csueastbay.edu.  You can also send him questions and resources to be shared on this page.