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Music Education- Vocal

Bachelor of Music Education

The College of Music offers a program of study leading to a bachelor of music in music education degree with teaching certification in K — 12 vocal or instrumental music. As part of the teacher education unit at Loyola University New Orleans, the College of Music also offers coursework leading to post-baccalaureate certification (see Graduate Bulletin). The College of Music is aligned with the Department of Education and Counseling at Loyola University and thereby demonstrates a commitment to engaging all resources needed to prepare teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions necessary for K — 12 student achievement in music.

Music education candidates are prepared to cultivate relational thinking, advocate for growth of the whole person, and develop a discerning mindset about their vocation to professional praxis. In this way, the teacher preparation process also fulfills the university’s mission and the tradition of the liberal arts. These underlying commitments are integrated into coursework, fieldwork, and clinical practice. Music education candidates gain competence in professional teaching standards, a variety of communication methods, and collaboration skills.

ADMISSION AND RETENTION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Prerequisites to the music education major include:

  1. Admission to the College of Music;
  2. Declaration of music education major;
  3. Successful completion of EDUC A100;
  4. Completion of an interview with teacher education faculty members;
  5. Evidence of knowledge, dispositions, and skilled actions appropriate to program objectives and the folio-based program assessment plan.

Music education candidate progress is determined by assessment measures employed at transition portals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • Portal 1–Acceptance to College of Music (Freshman)
  • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Achieve a grade of C or better in EDUC A100

Portal 2–(Sophomore — Junior)

  • Methods courses and field components: M308, M307, M306
  • Praxis II in Principles of Learning, Music
  • Junior Recital
  • Faculty Interview

Portal 3–(Senior)

  • Student Teaching/Student Teaching Seminar
  • Remaining coursework
  • Completion of all other program requirements
  • Application for certification

Portal 4–Licensed Practice

  • Follow-up graduate surveys
  • LATAPP evaluations
  • To be eligible for graduation and state certification, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and the grade of a C or better in all music and professional education courses.

STUDENT TEACHING

The culminating experience in teacher education is student teaching. Student teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During student teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Student teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music eduction department and a cooperating teacher in the school. Further information regarding student teaching may be obtained from the Music Education Handbook, available in the College of Music.

Upon successful completion of student teaching, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree and certification with the state of Louisiana. Faculty review may lead to the removal of a teacher candidate if it is determined that the candidate’s knowledge, dispositions, or skilled actions do not meet the standards of the program assessment plan. Also, faculty review may lead to probation for a given period. The services of the university counseling center are available for the purpose of career counseling to assist student teacher candidates.

STATE CERTIFICATION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

To be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans for certification as a K — 12 vocal or instrumental teacher in Louisiana, the teacher candidate must fulfill all the requirements specified by the department for the degree program in music education. The degree program incorporates all the requirements for certification by the State of Louisiana for teaching in grades K – 12. Certification requirements for Louisiana including reciprocity with other states are established by the Louisiana State Department of Education and are subject to change. Any such changes will be incorporated into the teacher preparation programs.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION

Non-music Requirements

General Studies

A. Humanities
Cr. Hrs.
1. Philosophy (PHIL T122)
3
2. Religious Studies (RELS T122)
3
B. General Education
1. English (ENGL A100)
3
English (ENGL T122)
3
English (ENGL T125)
3
2. Social Sciences (HIST T122 or 124 — World Civilization)
3
Social Sciences (HIST A200 or 201 — U.S. history)
3
3. Physical Sciences (BIOL T122)
3
Physical Sciences (PHYS T122)
3
Physical Sciences (CHEM T122)
3
Physical Sciences (COSC — computer science elective)
3
4. Math (MATH T122)
3
Math (MATH — math elective)
3
 

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C. Education
1. Foundations of Multicultural Education (EDUC A100)
3
2. Psychology of Teaching Music in Secondary Schools (MUED M309)
3
3. Adolescent or Child Psychology (EDSE A200 or EDEL A205)
3
4. General Music Education Methods (MUED M308)
3
Instrumental or Choral Methods (MUED M306 or 307)
3
5. Teaching Reading in Secondary (EDSE A305)
3
6. Field Experience in Music Education (MUED M200)
0
Practicum in Music Education (MUED M250)
0
Student Teaching Seminar (MUED M300)
0
Student Teaching (MUED M400)
9
 
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Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and no grade lower than C in each course of the teaching area, as well as in each professional education course. In addition, students must take the Praxis Examination core battery and specialized area examination. Please consult with departmental advisers for more details.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION–VOCAL1 (128 hrs.)

Freshman    
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students
0
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II
1
1
MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab
0
MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire
1
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
2
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
EDUC A100 Foundations of Multicultural Education
3
General Studies  
3
6
     
14
17
Sophomore    
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV
4
4
MUPC M210 Piano Class III
1
MUPR M136 Applied Piano
1
MUGN M201 French Diction and Repertoire I
1
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
EDSE A200 Adolescent Psychology
3
or   or
or
EDEL A205 Child Psychology
3
General Studies  
6
6
     
15
17
Junior    
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M306 Orchestration I
2
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II
3
3
MUPR M348 Applied Voice
2
2
MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I
1
MUPR M136 Applied Piano
1
1
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2
MUPC M302 Choral Conducting
2
MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
3
MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education
0
0
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music in Secondary Schools
3
General Studies  
3
6
     
18
18
Senior    
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
MUPR M300 Junior Recital
0
MUPR M348 Applied Voice
2
MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education
0
MUED M300 Student Teaching Seminar
0
MUED M400 Student Teaching
9
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
MUHL/MUTH/MUED/MUGN/MUPD   Music Elective
2
EDSE A305 Teaching in Reading Secondary
3
MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
3
General Studies  
6
0
     
17
9
TOTAL: 128 cr. hrs.    

1 This course of study is designed to accommodate students who wish to pursue a music education curriculum and whose primary performance area is either voice or keyboard. Adjustments in applied music focus will be made accordingly. Teaching certification, in either case, would be in vocal music.

Updated August 1, 2005