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Announcing New Doctoral Fellowship AY21-24

Are you considering doctoral study? The Dance Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University announces a newly appointed doctoral study fellowship, starting in the academic year 2021-2022 and continuing through academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. This highly competitive fellowship includes full-time tuition remission for distance or in-person enrollment and an opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and Arnhold Institute fellows virtually or in person for additional compensation. Qualified candidates will have earned a degree in dance at either the undergraduate or graduate level, completed a master’s degree (MA, MFA, MAT, EdM, etc.), and will have significant experience in serving, teaching, leading, and administering programs in PK-12, post-secondary, cultural or community-based contexts. Interested applicants must submit an application for doctoral study in Dance Education. Priority consideration for the Doctoral Fellowship will be given to all applicants who submit a complete application by May 1st, 2020. The final deadline for all applications and additional scholarship opportunities is June 1st, 2020. Apply here.

The Doctoral Program in Dance Education views dance as an essential form of embodied experience through which people imagine and create, shape identity and understand cultures, teach, learn, research, and communicate meaning about diverse human experiences. Our community welcomes dance educators who celebrate a rich variety of dance traditions and who are deeply committed to enacting our mission to cultivate educational opportunities that are accessible, inclusive, equitable, and excellent for all dance learners. The doctoral students in our community are interested in researching a wide range of educational issues impacting critically underrepresented sectors of the field, such as PK-12 dance education, high-school to post-secondary transition, university dance teacher preparation, teacher advancement, and dance teacher certification for example. Our doctoral program dovetails with the Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy, and Leadership which serves as a core training ground for doctoral students, providing opportunities to research and connect with faculty, fellows, and affiliated global scholars.

Recognized by scholars as the primary incubator for the development of dance education as a field in PK-12 schools and universities, Teachers College has played a principal role in cultivating and empowering dance education leaders for over 100 years. Nested in the arts mecca of New York City and as the nation’s premier institution in the teaching of teachers in all fields, Teachers College is the ideal place to earn a doctorate in dance education and to join the legacy of dance education leadership. 

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