2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education (BM.EDU)


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Students who earn a Bachelor of Music in Music Education will be able to: 

1.      Demonstrate the ability to effectively teach music in a variety of contexts, including classroom education, ensemble direction, and applied instruction.  

2.      Demonstrate technical proficiency and artistry on their primary instrument or voice, culminating in the production of a successful senior recital.   

3.      Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of music and music education through the study of music literature, history, theory, and educational theories or approaches.   

4.      Demonstrate a commitment to active involvement in professional associations. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of music education pedagogies, materials, and technologies.   

5.      Demonstrate an understanding of educational ethics and professional conduct.  

 

 

Music Education majors must:

  • complete the BA.MUS requirements  (45 credits)
  • complete the following additional music education and licensure courses (46 credits)

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  Courses specified in the Gateways must be completed with a grade of B- or better.

Credits required for the major: 46 (BM in Music Education) + 45 (BA in Music) = 91 cr


And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements


Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

There are four Gateways required for successful completion of the Music Education program and recommendation for licensure.


Gateway 1

It is expected that students will complete Gateway 1 by the end of their second semester.

  • Receive a positive recommendation encouraging continuation in the program;
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the music education program;
  • In addition, students are strongly encouraged to pass the Core Academic Skills Test (Praxis I).  Students are responsible for completing the Praxis exam on their own accord; this is a state requirement;
  • Receive a "B-" or better in MUS 1090 and complete 10 field hours of observation.

Gateway 2

In the spring of Sophomore year, students must successfully complete the Midlevel Review, or Gateway 2.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the music education program;
  • Complete the Mid-Level Review and receive a positive recommendation encouraging continuation in the program as a result.
  • See Music Department Handbook for a full description of the Mid-Level Review.

Gateway 3

Prior to being approved for Student Teaching, students will satisfy the requirements of Gateway 3.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in the education program;
  • Have passed the Piano Proficiency Exam
  • Have demonstrated that through Juries and Performance Labs that they are prepared to perform and complete their Senior Recital before Student Teaching.
  • Receive a grade of "B-" or better in MUS 2060, MUS 3165, MUS 3166, MUS 3315. In addition to completion of these courses, students should:

-Have completed 10 Field Hours of observation during MUS 1090

-Have completed 15 Field Hours of observation during MUS 3165

-Have completed 10 Field Hours of observation during MUS 3166

-Have completed 10 Field Hours of observation during MUS 3315

-Have completed 15-30 Field Hours of observation as part of Field Experience in Music Education

-Or be on track to finish these field hours prior to student teaching.

  • Exemplify in conduct and attitude the maturity, judgment, ethical standards, and dedication expected in the teaching profession;
  • Complete the Student Teaching Application; and
  • Receive a recommendation from Music Education faculty
  • In addition, students are strongly encouraged to Pass Praxis II - 5114: Music Content and Instruction.  Students are responsible for completing Praxis exams on their own accord, as these are state requirements.

Gateway 4

To be recommended for licensure to teach in Vermont the student must complete Gateway 4:

  • Complete all university and departmental course requirements;
  • Pass the Core Academic Skills Test  (Praxis I) and Praxis II (5114: Music Content and Instruction) examination;
  • Complete all coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0; earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the music education program;
  • Exemplify in conduct and attitude the maturity, judgment, ethical standards, and dedication expected in the teaching profession;
  • Receive a grade of "B" or better in Student Teaching I, II, and Seminar in Teaching
  • Submit Licensure Portfolio and appropriate application materials for review by the Castleton Licensure Committee.

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