Timeline of Responsibilities

Year 1

September: Attend meeting for all Music Education Majors. Register for CMENC. Attend all CMENC meetings.

Read the College of Education Handbook

January Intersession Course EDSEC 230 Early Field Experience. Register through continuing education in October so a placement can be found by the meeting in early December.

January Spring Course EDSEC 200 Teaching as a Career & DED075 Intro to Teacher Education (Burrack sections) TB test completed, Lafene: 532-6544, or a licensed physician. Must be submitted to BH 013

Spring (as a requirement of DED075) - Take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST or known as Praxis 1) You do not have to take this test if you received a score on your ACT 26 or higher. I think you will find this test eaiser the closer you take it to your high school studies because many of the content courses from high school cover the content of the exam. The further you take away from high school, the more likely you are to forget some of the information. [Scores required to pass are: 172 in writing, 173 in reading, and 172 in math] See PPST test dates |Preparing for the PPST

Think ahead and plan your entire college career for courses.  If you plan on taking Block 1 during the summer between your Sophomore and Junior year, you must take Statistics during the Fall of your Sophomore year. You may transfer in a Statistics course from another school (community college). You are not allowed admission into the Teacher Education Program until your Statistics grade is posted.

Year 2

September: Attend meeting for all Music Education Majors. Register for CMENC. Attend all CMENC meetings.

February 15 : deadline for Summer and Fall Courses - Admission to Teacher Education Program (see requirements) Make application even though some courses may be 'in progress' at the time of application.

When you apply for Admission to Teacher Education, your advisor becomes either Dr. Fallin or Dr. Payne.

Complete the Aural Skills exam. (it is required to move into the upper level theory courses)

Year 3

October 1 : deadline for Spring - Admission to Teacher Education Program (see requirements) Make application even though some courses may be 'in progress' at the time of application.

Crucial Milestone Checklist

Year 4

September 1 or February 1 : deadline for Fall Student Teaching Application (Star form) Make application even though all requirements listed below have not been satisfied at the time of application.

  • All music courses must be completed or in progress.
  • All professional education courses have been successfully completed or are in progress.
  • Aural skills and piano proficiencies have been passed.
  • Overall grade point average of 2.5 in all coursework.
  • STAR (Student Teaching Assignment Request) Form for student teacher placement. Completed On-line
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR training must be completed (call Red Cross to enroll - cost about $50.00). Must be submitted to BH 013 prior to completion of the STAR form.
  • TB test completed, Lafene: 532-6544, or a licensed physician. Must be submitted to BH 013 prior to completion of the STAR form.

December : Piano proficiencies must be successfully completed.

December 20 : (both Fall and Spring of following year) deadline for Application for Student TeachingForm is completed On-Line.

January: (for all student teaching) Prior to completing the Star form, you must complete a Student Teaching Interview with Dr. Fallin.

 

Year 5

September: Prior to completing the Star form, you must complete a Student Teaching Interview with Dr. Fallin.

September 1 : deadline for Spring Student Teaching (Professional Semester) (American Red Cross or equivalent First Aid and CPR certification required at the time the STAR form is submitted to College of Education, 13 Bluemont Hall.)

  • (see requirements above)

Before the completion of Student Teaching : Complete the PLT (passing score 161) also known as Praxis II (professional licensure test) See PLT test dates | Preparing for the PLT
The tests that you must take are: Principles of Teaching and Learning Secondary [test code 0524] and the Music Content [test code 10113]Practice tests for both can be found at the reserve desk of Hale Library.

Required for Graduation and Licensure

Application for graduation (due in the first four weeks of the semester in which you intend to graduate or first two weeks of summer session).

Application for licensure (the semester in which you plan to graduate—November 1 or April 1).