The Department of Music offers an undergraduate program in music education which meets requirements for the National Association Schools of Music (NASM) and state certification in music, grades K-12. Prospective music teachers are required to take coursework that is balanced to offer a broad education, including courses in music, music performance, professional education, and liberal studies. Students are required to complete 40 contact hours in elementary and secondary music education settings during the freshman and sophomore years. The junior and senior years allow the students the opportunity to apply the philosophies, methodologies, and techniques that they have observed and discussed in classes. For four weeks during field experience and sixteen weeks of student teaching, students will observe, assist and teach in a public school setting.
Music Education students are encouraged to join the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association (PCMEA). The PCMEA meets monthly, offers workshops and conferences and promotes pre-professional experiences for the music education major.
Requirements for acceptance to the Teacher Certification Programs during the sophomore or junior year may include but also exceed the following: completion of 48 credit hours; minimum GPA requirements for Basic Competency courses, music education program, and cumulative GPA; passing scores on Praxis exams; completion of 40 hours of observations in educational settings; evidence of professional conduct; criminal and child abuse background checks; and a TB test.
The guidelines on admission, professional conduct, and student teaching for this department include and may go beyond those required for the College of Education as a whole. Details are available in the Department of Music or from the students advisor. See also the Programs for Certification of Professional School Personnel and the Teacher Education Policy Manual, available in 105 McKay Education Building.
The double majors, BM in Performance/BM in Music Education, the BM in Performance/BM in Music Therapy, the BM in Music Education/BM in Music Therapy are available for students who wish to pursue combined degrees. Please see Chairperson for the semester by semester schedule.Requirements for the Major - Credits: 61All prospective music education majors must audition with a faculty committee of the Department of Music.
instrumental majors only
voice majors only
Professional Education - Credits: 24
Footnote* See chairperson of Department of Music for an explanation of this requirement.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT. We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.
In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:
Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable
SAT or ACT Scores
$30.00 application fee
WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.
Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.
No work experience is required.
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