Music Education - 43.5-44 Credits
Admission to the Music Education concentration is dependent upon: completion of the piano proficiency requirement, and successful completion of a comprehensive entrance examination, which includes an assessment of the candidate’s understanding of music education philosophy, as well as an assessment of his or her skills in the following areas:music theory, music history, basic musicianship, and piano.
All Music Education students must pass a pre-practicum jury examination in the semester preceding the practicum. The examination will demonstrate proficiency in conducting, score reading, piano, sight singing, and the major applied area.
All Music Education students preparing for a practicum experience in instrumental music normally take a traditional concert band or orchestral instrument for applied major. Students preparing for a practicum experience in vocal music normally take voice for the applied major. Students planning a practicum experience outside their usual performing area must demonstrate performance experience and proficiency equivalent to MUSC 0172 , or complete three semesters of secondary applied study and ensemble experience in voice, percussion, winds or orchestral strings, as appropriate.
Note:Admission and retention in the Music Education program is dependent on: an overall GPA of 2.8, a 2.8 GPA in applied music, and a 3.0 GPA in pedagogy coursework.
In order to be eligible for student teaching, a student must have completed all required course and field work, have an overall GPA of 2.8 (including transfer work), and have a passing grade in the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (i.e., Communication and Literacy and subject matter tests).
Placements for student teaching (practicum) are limited to within a 30-mile radius of the University.