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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Music Education, B.S.Ed.


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Associate Professor Robinson, Adviser

This program leads to initial certification as a teacher of music in all grades in New York state. The aim of the program is to provide prospective teachers with comprehensive knowledge and skills in music which, together with fundamental courses in education will lead to effective public school teaching. The program conforms with the National Standards for Arts Education and the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 129


After completing SED 111  and receiving a passing score on the Piano Proficiency Examination, students may apply for admission to the School of Education and Allied Human Services through the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership. This typically occurs during the student’s junior year. For admission policies and procedures, see Secondary Education, Undergraduate Programs.

The B.S. in Education degree in music education requires the following:

1. The Successful Completion of 129 Semester Hours


The successful completion of 129 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better in all course work.

2. Liberal Arts


At least 65 semester hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences with no fewer than 30 semester hours outside the department of music.

3. Residence Requirements


There are two requirements that ordinarily must be completed in residence at Hofstra: 30 semester hours of course work in education, including student teaching; and the last 30 semester hours of course work taken. (Education courses need not be included within the last 30 semester hours.)

4. The Following General and Major Requirements


a) WSC


WSC 1 & 2 and a passing score on the Hofstra Writing Proficiency Exam (see University Degree Requirements), 6 s.h.

b) History


History – any HIST course listed under the Social Sciences Division of the Hofstra Distribution, 3 s.h.

c) Social Sciences


Social sciences – PSY 1  or 7  (prerequisite for CT 102 ).
Philosophy –and PHI course listed under the social science disvision of the Hofstra distribution  or FDED 127 .
PHI 14  is highly recommended.

d) Language other than English


Language other than English, 0-6 s.h.: completion of 6 s.h. in a college-level language other than English, or language placement equivalent to 6 s.h.

e) Scientific Processes


Scientific Processes–Any natural science course listed under the Natural Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science Division of the Hofstra distribution  , 3 s.h.

f) Communication


g) Artistic Expression


Artistic Expression–Any MUS course listed under Music in Hofstra’s offerings, 3 s.h.

h) Information Retrieval


Information Retrieval–CSC 5 , a passing score on the Examination for Information Retrieval (EIR), or comparable course work, 0-3 s.h.

i) Mathematical Processes


Mathematical Processes–Any MATH course listed under the Mathematics/Computer Science sudivision of the Hofstra Distribution , 3 s.h. MATH 30B  highly recommended.

j) Music Course Work


Performance Requirements: 12 s.h.

Students are Required to Take the Following:

8 s.h. as advised in:

Note

Students without previous keyboard experience should enroll in MUS 35A , 35B , 35C , during freshman and sophomore semesters. The Piano Proficiency Examination must be passed before applying for admission to the School of Education, Health and Human Services. Keyboard majors will take two semesters of Voice Class.

Note

In addition, music education students who focus their studies in the vocal/general area must complete or pass competency examinations in the following courses: MUS 110 , 175A , 175B , and two semesters of MUS 1A .

Note

In addition, music education students who focus their studies in the instrumental area (band) must complete or pass competency examinations in the following courses: MUS 32A , 33A , 34A , 109 . Band students must enroll in two semesters of Jazz improvisation as part of their MUS 20  (6 semesters) requirement.

Note

In addition, music education students who focus their studies in the Instrumental area (Orchestra) must complete of pass competency examinations in MUS 109  and three of the four following classes: MUS 13P , MUS 14P , MUS 15P , MUS 16P .

Footnotes


* Participation/observation in secondary school are required in each of the following courses:

Student Teaching Prerequisites


After completing at least 19 semester hours of professional education course work and an adviser audit of content area course work, students may apply for admission to student teaching. Application forms may be obtained in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership. Admission criteria are as follows:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on overall course work or permission of adviser
  2. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work
  3. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in music content courses

Graduation Requirements


Graduation from the program requires:

  1. Completion of criteria listed in 1-4 above
  2. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work
  3. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better in all course work
  4. A GPA of 2.5 or better in music course work
  5. An electronic portfolio, illustrating the student’s education course work and professional accomplishments.

Teacher Certification Requirements


Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services the semester in which the student is graduating. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements may differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.

All prospective early childhood (Birth-Grade 2), elementary (Grades 1-6) and secondary (Grades 7-12), special subject teachers and educational leaders are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by Pearson Education, for state certification requirements. Students should consult with the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study. Beginning in May 2013 graduating students will be required to pass new Performance Assessments and revised Content Specialty Tests.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) prior to student teaching, and the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) during student teaching. Students not receiving passing scores on these examinations will not be eligible for certification.

In addition to fulfilling the required courses of study, the Commissioner’s Regulations mandate that all prospective teachers, pupil personnel and education leaders receive instructions regarding:

  1. Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  2. Fire and Arson Prevention
  3. School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  4. Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse
  5. Highway and School Safety/Prevention of Child Abduction

New York state legislation also requires all persons seeking certification as special education teachers or school administrators working in special education to have training in the area of children with autism. All of these requirements must be completed before the conferral of the degree and recommendation for certification.

Note


Note: In addition, music education students who focus their studies in the instrumental area (orchestra) must complete or pass competency examinations in MUS 109  and three of the four following classes: MUS 13P , 14P , 15P , 16P .

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