Sep 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education, Choral Track, B.M.E.


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Music Education is the largest music degree program at North Central College, with approximately 60 majors. Students in Music Education complete core music requirements in theory/musicianship, music literature/history, conducting, methods/pedagogy and private study/ensembles, along with a comprehensive set of courses and clinical experiences in education. Music Education majors also have numerous opportunities for leadership through the student chapter of NAfME (the field's leading professional organization) and in ensembles, productions and special programs.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Music .

Major Requirements


Additional Requirements


  • Completion of requisite number of concert attendance. Six concerts per semester while enrolled as a music major, unless student teaching or studying abroad. See department guidebook for additional details.
  • Private piano lessons with NCC faculty until successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam.
  • Private vocal study with NCC faculty each semester in the program. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
  • Large ensemble participation on primary instrument/voice each semester in the program. Students must register for credit unless they have already reached the 18 credit hour limit.
  • Junior year recital
  • Successful completion of the Comprehensive Musicianship Exam

Progression Points - Music Education


The Department of Education has established the following Progression Points as ways for department faculty to ensure students are undertaking experiences needed to prepare them for the profession of teaching. Each checklist is designed to be met by teacher candidates at important points along their journey to becoming a teacher. Once all experiences of a Progression Point are met, a teacher candidate is ready to move forward in the program.

Progression Point 1: Admission to the Teacher Education Program


Course Requirements:

  • Complete MUED 201 and MUED 351 with a grade of C- or above
  • Complete EDUC 291 with a grade of P

GPA Requirements: 

For full admission to the Teacher Education Program:

  • Have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better in all coursework taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.75 or better in Music Ed/Professional Ed (MUED/EDUC) coursework taken for and transferred to NCC
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.50 or better in Music (MUSI) coursework taken for and transferred in to NCC (min. 16 credit hours)

For conditional admission to the Teacher Education Program:

Conditional Admission to the Teacher Education Program allows candidates to progress in their plan of study while taking advantage of systems of support provided by the department to help ensure academic success in the Teacher Education Program.

  • Have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25-2.749 in all coursework taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.25-2.749 in Music Ed/Professional Ed (MUED/EDUC) coursework taken for and transferred in to NCC
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.00-2.50 in Music (MUSI) coursework taken for and transferred in to NCC (min. 16 credit hours)

Evaluation Requirements:

Dispositions:

  • Dispositions survey from candidate's MUED 201 instructor
  • Dispositions survey from full-time music education faculty member (or MUED 351 faculty if no full-time MUED faculty is able to complete the survey)
  • Self-assessment of dispositions at time of application to TEP

Field Experiences:

  • Field Experience Recommendation from MUED 201
  • Mentor Teacher Recommendation from EDUC 291
  • Supervisor Recommendation from EDUC 291
  • Transfer Students Only: Complete EDUC 196 Internship and Field Experience Evaluation if an equivalent of MUED 201 is transferred in to North Central College

Note: Teacher candidates must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) to take EDUC courses at the 300- or 400-level.

Progression Point 2: Progression to Student Teaching Residency


Course Requirements:

  • Completion of all music education (MUED and MUSI) and professional education (EDUC) courses for the Music Education major with a grade of C- or better with the exception of EDUC 492, 494, and 496, the Student Teaching Residency course package

GPA Requirements:

For full admission to Student Teaching Residency:

  • Have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater in all coursework taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.00 or better in all MUED and EDUC coursework taken for and transferred in to the Music Education major
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.50 or better in all MUSI coursework taken for and transferred in to the Music Education major

For conditional admission to Student Teaching Residency:

Conditional Admission to Student Teaching allows candidates to progress to student teaching while taking advantage of systems of support provided by the department to help ensure success.

  • Have earned an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25-2.749 in all coursework taken at and transferred to North Central College
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.50-2.999 in Music Ed/Professional Ed (MUED/EDUC) coursework taken for and transferred in to NCC
  • Have earned a GPA of 2.00-2.499 in Music (MUSI) coursework taken for and transferred in to NCC (min. 16 credit hours)

Recommendation Requirements:

  • Mentor Teacher Recommendations from EDUC 390 and 490
  • Supervisor Recommendations from EDUC 390 and 490
  • Practitioner Interview Recommendation, if assigned
  • Receive a recommendation from the Department of Education for Student Teaching Residency

Additional Requirements:

  • Complete the practice edTPA as required for MUED 453 Performance Music Methods and EDUC 403 HS/MS Assessment of Learning
  • *Earn a passing Score on the appropriate ILTS content test, MUSIC 212

Progression Point 3: Licensure


  • *Pass EDUC 492 Pre-Residency Seminar, EDUC 494 Student Teaching Residency Seminar and EDUC 496 Student Teaching Residency with a grade of C- or better
  • *Earn a passing Score on the edTPA teacher performance assessment
  • *Complete all other necessary requirements to earn a bachelor's degree

* Illinois State Board of Education requirement enforced by North Central College

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