For teacher certification, the disciplinary major in music education is available. Students who elect this disciplinary major must contact the College of Music.
Admission as a Junior
To be eligible for consideration for admission as a junior to the teacher certification program with a disciplinary major in music education, the student must:
- Have submitted a completed application for admission to advanced standing in music education to the College of Music.
- Have submitted a completed application for admission to the teacher certification program to the Office of Student Affairs, College of Education during the fall semester of the sophomore year.
- Be enrolled in or have completed all of the following courses with a grade-point average of 2.75 or higher with no individual grade below 2.0 in courses used for advanced standing status: Music 141, 142, 177, 180, 181, 182, 183, 211, 277, 280, and 282.
- Have been interviewed by a member of the music education faculty, who will assess the candidate’s verbal communication skills, thoughtfulness and depth of responses, and experience relevant to music teaching.Meet the minimum requirements for admission to the teacher certification program, as specified in the statement on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.
- The music education faculty will also solicit written evaluations of the student’s academic and musical performance and potential from the student’s music performance instructor, major ensemble director, and Music 177 instructor.
For information on other requirements for teacher certification, refer to the statement on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.