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Undergraduate Music Teacher Education Program

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Overview
Students in a music classroom The Music Education Program is a fully accredited certification program which preparesteachers of students in grades K-12. Preparation of beginning teachers includes: a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences; a competence of communication skills; a rich understanding of the content and modes of thinking in the disciplines they will teach; a growing understanding of learners and how they develop; development of teaching skills to address the needs of all types of learners; and skills in assessing both learner and self. Students may major in Education and specialize in Music or have a double major of Music and Education. Students can earn a Middle School Endorsement to teach in a middle school in addition to an elementary, junior, or senior high school. Students generally apply for admission to the program at the end of their sophomore year; admission is competitive.

Admission to the Program
Students interested in the program in Music Education are required to apply for admission to the Office of Teacher Education, 701 Chafee Building. Applications will be reviewed by a departmental screening committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Faculty and other recommendations.
  2. Writing sample expressing career goals, experience working with children, and expectations as a teacher.
  3. Scores on standardized tests of basic skills.
  4. Academic record, including a cumulative quality point average of 2.50 or better
  5. Admission portfolio presentation and interview.

Test of Basic Skills

The PRAXIS I-PPST Academic Skills Assessments in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing are required for all applicants to teacher education programs unless you scored an 1100 or higher on your SAT exam. For details about the tests, visit PPST Basic Skills Test.

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