Secondary Education

Dance Teaching Credential

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CSUN offers the California Preliminary Single-Subject Dance Credential. This credential authorizes the teaching of dance in grades K-12.

All Single Subject Credentials include an English Learner-ELAS level, which allows the holder to teach English learners in their subject-matter classrooms. For authorizations to teach in English Language Development (ELD), English as Second Language (ESL), or bilingual classrooms, please see our Bilingual Authorization and CTEL/CLAD Certificate Programs. 

For more information about CSUN’s Dance Credential program, contact Julie Gainsburg at 

Program Pathways

Dance Added Authorization

For holders of the Single Subject Credential in a different subject, or of the Multiple Subject Credential, an Added Authorization for Dance may be earned by meeting the Subject Matter Requirement in Dance and taking SED 525D. SED 525D will be offered starting Fall 2024. For more information, contact Julie Gainsburg at

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