Each Music Education major must complete the following in order to student teach and be licensed:
- Register for, take and pass the NES (National Evaluation Series) Essential Academic Skills Exam.
- Apply for the TEP in the Music Department by taking the Music Education Entrance Application/Exam
- It should be taken in the Spring of the Sophomore year
- Students will not be allowed to take the exam without a copy of their NES Skills exam scores
- Students will not be allowed to enroll for MUS 346 or 349 without passing this TEP Entrance Exam
- The Application/Exam includes the following:
- Letter of Application/Intent
- Curriculum Vitae
- Current Star Audit
- Current Degree Plan chart (dates and grades filled in)
- Studio Teacher Evaluation
- Interview with Music Education Committee
- One year before student teaching, apply to student teach with the College of Education (requirements and deadlines provided by the College of Education).
- One semester before student teaching register for, take and pass the NES K-12 Assessments Exam.
- One semester before student teaching, make arrangements through the Music Ed coordinator for placement with a cooperating public school teacher.
- Attend all the meetings scheduled in the College of Education for student teachers.
- All Music courses, proficiencies and the Senior Recital must be completed before student teaching.
- During the semester of student teaching, register for and take the NES Professional Knowledge Exam.
If you have specific questions contact Dr. Lisa Van Winkle (575) 646-2523.