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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education - Major (Bachelor of Music)


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Music education majors at Nazareth College qualify for birth-12 certification in music from the New York State Department of Education. As a state certification requirement, students complete professional courses in instrumental, choral, and general music methods. The student teaching experience serves as the capstone for this program. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teacher placement. To earn teacher certification, students must complete all professional courses (as defined in the department handbook) with a grade of C or higher, and must pass the New York State teacher certification exams. The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education requires a minimum of 131 credits.

Requirements for New York Initial Teacher Certification
All teacher candidates must successfully complete the following to meet the requirements for New York teacher certification:
• Academic and education program with a GPA of 2.7 or higher
• All education course work with a grade of C or higher
• New York State teacher certification examinations 

All students in a first time certification program requiring student teaching who will complete their program on or after May 1, 2014 must successfully complete the following requirements to obtain New York State Teacher Certification:

  1. Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA);
  2. Educating All Students Test (EAS); and
  3. Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST); and
  4. Content Specialty Test(s) (CST).

See www.naz.edu/dept/edu/certification.cfm for details, suggested timelines for these exams and costs.

Teacher candidates use the NYS TEACH system to apply for Initial certification(s) and need to pay the fees in effect at the time they apply. New York requires all teacher candidates to have fingerprint/background check on file with TEACH and pass all appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations www.nystce.nesinc.com. New York State Education Department maintains a website with certification requirements: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

During a teacher candidate’s final semester information on the application process will be sent via email. Additional support may be obtained by contacting the Nazareth College Teacher Certification Office at 389-2592 or 2591 or e-mail gpotemp2@naz.edu or chill0@naz.edu, www.naz.edu/dept/edu/certification.cfm.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Through advocacy, demonstrate a commitment to the tenets of the music education profession.

2. Demonstrate effort and competence as an artist-musician, pedagogue, scholar, and emerging professional.

3. Through the completion of the methods course sequence and the professional semester, cultivate and reflect upon one’s own understanding of effective teaching strategies for the music classroom. Show consistent development as an emerging professional, planner, facilitator, evaluator and music specialist.

4. Apply knowledge from Core courses, music courses, applied lessons, and ensemble experiences to effective music teaching and learning environments.

5. Exercise flexibility, a willingness to learn, and a consistent positive attitude toward music education.

6. Writing and Discussion - State and National Standard [Active - Currently Being Assessed]
In writing and discussion, the ability to incorporate both state and national standards into successful, developmentally appropriate music teaching.

 

 

Music Core


All students in the Department of Music must take:

  • MUS 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0  4 Semesters
  • MUS 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP 1_ - Weekly, one hour private lessons  8 Semesters
  • ENS 0_ - Major Ensemble  (8 Semesters for Choral, 7 semesters for Instrumental)
  • 3 credits in upper division Music Theory or History and Literature courses (300 or 400 level)
  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0

As well as:

Bachelor of Music Core


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following:

Required Courses for Music Education - Major


In addition to the Cores listed above, all Music Education students take the following courses:

  • Foreign Language Credits:6

Music Senior Experience


The Music Senior Experience allows students an opportunity to integrate their academic and performance training in music with the broad-based liberal arts curriculum of Nazareth College. It includes a publicly performed senior recital/project and a written component that reflects upon the integration of music and the liberal arts tradition.

  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0
  • MUX 499 Music Comprehensive Exam Credits: 0

Note: All Music Therapy majors add MUX*229 Music Therapy Proficiency Level I and MUX* 329 Music Therapy Proficiency Level II

 

Sample Program for Music Education


 Note: See Music Department Handbook for separate sample programs with student teaching in the Spring semester and a 9 semester option.

Freshman Year


  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1_) Credits: 2
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: 1
  • Minor Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: 0

As well as: 

Summer After Freshman Year


  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 6 

Sophomore Year


  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1_) Credits: 2
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: 1
  • Minor Ensemble (ENS 0___ ) Credits: 0
  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 3
  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Science with Lab Credits: 4 (for Instrumental students)
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Summer After Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ)  Credits: 3 (for Choral students)

Junior Year


  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 3 (for Instrumental students)
  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Science with Lab Credits: 4 (for Choral students)
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1_) Credits: 2
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: 1

As well as:

Senior Year


  • Perspectives Enduring Question (PEQ) Credits: 3
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0
  • Performance Primary Lesson (MUP 1_) Credits: 2
  • Major Ensemble (ENS __) Credits: .5 (2 semesters for Choral students)
  • Upper Division Music Elective Credits: 3
  • Senior Recital/Project (MUX 49_) Credits: 0

As well as:

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