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Music (B.A.) (Spring 2008)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Spring 2008

Music Education Certification, K-12, Track

Changing Requirements

The State Board of Education adopted changes that affect all of Pennsylvania's instructional and educational specialist programs by adding 9 credits or 270 hours or equivalent combination for adaptations and accommodations for diverse students in an inclusive setting and three credits or 90 hours or equivalent combination to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learners. Although these regulatory changes became effective on September 22, 2007, the PA Department of Education has not yet developed final requirements for colleges/universities to follow. Therefore, additional program requirements will be developed and incorporated into your certification program to comply with new regulations for certifying teachers that become effective on January 1, 2013.

In addition to 50 credits of general education requirements and the 46 credits of requirements of the major, students are required to take 30 credits of professional teacher courses to complete the 126-credit requirement for a bachelor of arts degree.

Students with a concentration in Music Education Certification K-12 will:

Assessment Criteria and Procedures: The culmination of the Music Education Certification, K-12 track is one semester of student teaching experience. Because the certification is K-12, the student teaching experience will include both elementary and secondary assignments. The student will be evaluated by the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor.

General Education

20.101 Composition I

25.103 Public Speaking

A British or American Literature course

Two Mathematics (53) courses

48.211 Child Psychology or 48.212 Adolescent Psychology

70.101 Introduction to the Exceptional Individual

48.101 General Psychology

45.211 Principles of Sociology or 46.200 Principles of Cultural Anthropology

Core Courses

35.201 Sight Singing

35.298 Sight Singing II

35.210 Music Theory I (counted as general education requirement)

35.211 Music Theory II (counted as general education requirement)

35.300 Music Theory III: Form and Analysis

35.301 Music Theory IV: Twentieth Century Practice

35.411 Music Theory VI: Orchestration

Ensemble Participation

A total of ten semesters of ensemble approved by the adviser from the list below are required. At least three semesters must be at one credit per semester; remaining seven semesters at one or zero credit.

35.106/306 Maroon and Gold Band (Marching in fall, Concert in spring)

35.107/307 University-Community Orchestra

35.108/308 Concert Choir

35.109/309 Women's Choral Ensemble

35.110/310 Husky Singers (male chorus)

35.111/311 Chamber Singers

35.112/312 Jazz Ensemble

35.170/370 Chamber Orchestra

Music History

35.101 Music Listening

35.105 Music Literature

35.321 Music History to 1750

35.322 Music History 1750 to Present

Methods Courses

35.203 Voice Methods

35.206 String Methods I

35.220 String Methods II

35.207 Brass Methods I

35.208 Brass Methods II

35.209 Percussion Methods

35.231 General Conducting

35.232 Woodwinds Methods I

35.233 Woodwinds Methods II

Applied Instruction

Seven semesters (ten credits) of applied instruction on the same instrument. First four semesters one half hour lesson at one credit; last three semesters before student teaching, one hour lesson at two credits.

Before student teaching, during the seventh semester of applied study, in the senior year, Music Education majors must perform a half hour recital on the same instrument chosen for seven semesters of applied instruction.

Professional Teacher Education

35.229 Music Technology

60.311 Classroom Measurements and Assessments

35.305 Special Topics in Music Education (elected three times, one must be World Music)

60.406 Multicultural Education

35.331 Elementary Methods and Curriculum in Music

35.319 Secondary Methods and Curriculum in Music

35.328 Choral Conducting and Methods or 35.329 Instrumental Conducting and Methods

35.495 Student Teaching

35.496 Student Teaching

Piano proficiency examination

All Music Education students must exit with an acceptable level of keyboard proficiency. Course 35.302 Keyboard Skills I must be taken to aid in the passage of the required Piano Proficiency exam, but election of 35.302 may not be sufficient in itself to guarantee passage of the exam. Contact the professor of piano at the beginning of the freshman year to sign up for a placement exam.

35.302 Keyboard Skills II