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 Exam
- It will 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
- The exam includes competency in the following
- Communication (delivering a prepared presentation)
- Musicianship (performing on your principal instrument and singing)
- Rhythm and Pitch Error Detection
- Writing Skills
- One year before student teaching, apply to student teach with the College of Education (requirements and deadlines provided by the College of Education - contact Dr. Jamie Baker).
- 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 (Ms. Larragoity-Martin) 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 complete before student teaching.
- During the semester of student teaching, register for and take the NES Professional Knowledge Exam.
If you have specific questions contact Ms. Ingrid Larragoity-Martin (575) 646-1986.