Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental) Licensure (PreK–12)

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Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Teacher Certification—Choral/Vocal

Consists of completing a music major in voice or keyboard and a minor in keyboard or voice as well as participation in a choral ensemble during each year of residence and completion of the following professional education, music education, and field experience courses and requirements:

MUS-322 Vocal Literature

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

Overview of solo vocal literature, including art song, opera, oratorio, cantata, chamber music, and other vocal genres. Explores the origins of solo song, its significant composers, forms and styles from the Renaissance to the present in the four major singing languages: French, German, Italian, and English.

MUS-422 Music Education in the Elementary School

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

For future music teachers. Introduction to the melodic and harmonic instruments used in the elementary school. Selection and presentation of songs by rote and note, rhythmic activities, creative activities, and listening materials for grades K-6. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The methodology and philosophy of teaching music in the secondary school including general music, music appreciation, music theory, and performing groups. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

Admission to the Teacher Education Program and passing scores on the PRAXIS Examinations

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps candidates explore the career of teaching. Emphasis on the historical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of American public education, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy with academically, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Introduces InTASC standards and provides information about local, state and national requirements of the teaching profession.

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys principles of development, learning and evaluation as they relate to learners' educational growth. The study of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the learner focuses on how this development relates to pedagogy, motivation, classroom management, and assessment.

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores cultural, linguistic and academic diversity, with an introduction to multicultural education. Introduction to appropriate and effective strategies for instructing these diverse learners in inclusive classroom settings. Includes a minimum 10 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 GPA, application to the TEP, have taken Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests: Mathematics, have taken or registered for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA); Sophomore standing.

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps secondary education candidates describe and develop effective content literacy strategies for academically, culturally and linguistically diverse 6-12 students. Candidates use their content area curriculum to enhance literacy development including: vocabulary development; literal, interpretive, critical and evaluative comprehension; critical thinking; writing strategies; and listening and speaking skills. Includes minimum 20 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP and junior standing

EDUC-372 Classroom Management, Secondary

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Effective and efficient management of time, space and resources, including lessons and classroom behaviors, are examined as a means of promoting learning. Candidates develop a management plan that is inclusive, respectful and based upon current theory and practice. Effective organization and communication techniques are stressed. Includes a minimum of 20 hours field experience in 6-12 classroom (or in a classroom of the licensure.) Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisite: admission to the TEP

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term & Summe

Three-week, full-day, field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement, but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times, participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher, and engage in reflective seminars back on campus, or through online delivery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, admission to the TEP, successful completion of EDUC-371 or EDUC-372 and taken in May Term or summer before student teaching FILA general education: experiential learning Note: Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC-371 or EDUC-372.

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Taken during the student teaching experience, this course emphasizes professional licensure requirements and teacher performance standards, measuring student academic progress and collaboration models of teaching. Candidates develop various personal skills and resources, including the development of an online educational portfolio, consistent with InTASC standards for obtaining employment in the education field. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP Corequisites: EDUC-465 or EDUC-470

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

Credits: 13 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fifteen-week final field experience involving instructional planning, observation and teaching. Supervised by the classroom cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Students are expected to assume complete responsibility for the classroom during the student teaching experience and engage in all activities related to teaching in the school community. Prerequisites: admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all coursework in the Teacher Education Program Corequisite: EDUC-450

Teacher Certification—Instrumental

Consists of completing a music major in a band or orchestral instrument and a minor in a band, orchestral or keyboard instrument, as well as participation in an instrumental ensemble during each year of residence, and completion of the following professional education, music education, and field experience courses and requirements:

MUS-323 Band Literature

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

A study of the literature of the wind band from 1500 to the present day. Standard repertoire, performance practice and conducting considerations are discussed in order to develop skills for selecting appropriate music for middle school through advanced high school bands. Offered alternate years

MUS-442 Chorale

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An ensemble of about 25 advanced singers. Appears on-and off-campus throughout the entire year in a variety of programs. Tours with the Concert Choir each spring. Makes occasional concert tours to distant locations in the United States and abroad. Members of the Chorale are required to be members of the Concert Choir (MUS 441). Membership is determined by auditions, which are held in the spring for the following year. Prerequisites: audition required

MUS-436 Music Education in the Secondary School

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The methodology and philosophy of teaching music in the secondary school including general music, music appreciation, music theory, and performing groups. Prerequisite: MUS-226 Offered alternate years

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps candidates explore the career of teaching. Emphasis on the historical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of American public education, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy with academically, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Introduces InTASC standards and provides information about local, state and national requirements of the teaching profession.

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys principles of development, learning and evaluation as they relate to learners' educational growth. The study of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the learner focuses on how this development relates to pedagogy, motivation, classroom management, and assessment.

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores cultural, linguistic and academic diversity, with an introduction to multicultural education. Introduction to appropriate and effective strategies for instructing these diverse learners in inclusive classroom settings. Includes a minimum 10 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 GPA, application to the TEP, have taken Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests: Mathematics, have taken or registered for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA); Sophomore standing.

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps secondary education candidates describe and develop effective content literacy strategies for academically, culturally and linguistically diverse 6-12 students. Candidates use their content area curriculum to enhance literacy development including: vocabulary development; literal, interpretive, critical and evaluative comprehension; critical thinking; writing strategies; and listening and speaking skills. Includes minimum 20 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP and junior standing

EDUC-372 Classroom Management, Secondary

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Effective and efficient management of time, space and resources, including lessons and classroom behaviors, are examined as a means of promoting learning. Candidates develop a management plan that is inclusive, respectful and based upon current theory and practice. Effective organization and communication techniques are stressed. Includes a minimum of 20 hours field experience in 6-12 classroom (or in a classroom of the licensure.) Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisite: admission to the TEP

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term & Summe

Three-week, full-day, field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement, but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times, participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher, and engage in reflective seminars back on campus, or through online delivery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, admission to the TEP, successful completion of EDUC-371 or EDUC-372 and taken in May Term or summer before student teaching FILA general education: experiential learning Note: Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC-371 or EDUC-372.

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Taken during the student teaching experience, this course emphasizes professional licensure requirements and teacher performance standards, measuring student academic progress and collaboration models of teaching. Candidates develop various personal skills and resources, including the development of an online educational portfolio, consistent with InTASC standards for obtaining employment in the education field. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP Corequisites: EDUC-465 or EDUC-470

EDUC-465 Professional Student Teaching for Dual ESL Endorsement

Credits: 12 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Ten-week student teaching field experience for the ESL endorsement involving instructional planning, observation and teaching. Supervised by the classroom cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Students are expected to assume complete responsibility for the classroom during the student teaching experience and engage in all activities related to teaching in the school community. Prerequisites: EDUC-460 and ESL endorsements with Pre-K-6, 6-12, PreK-12 content area endorsements Corequisite: EDUC-450