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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Bachelor of Music Education

The College of Music and Fine Arts 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. The College of Music and Fine Arts in consortium with Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers coursework leading to post-baccalaureate certification in Louisiana. The College of Music and Fine Arts 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.

The Music Education Department aims to produce music teachers who possess the fundamentals of scholarship, musicianship, the communication skills, and the emotional maturity and social competence expected of a professional music educator. Classes are small so that students receive individual attention from faculty who are vitally interested in issues of creative and critical thinking, philosophically based education, student-centered learning, issues of social context, and music technology.  The program’s reflective approach to teacher preparation incorporates technical aspects of teaching with moral considerations into program 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 and Fine Arts;
  2. Declaration of music education major;
  3. Piano students would need to fulfill audition requirements of the instrumental or vocal program;
  4. Successful completion of Foundations of Multicultural Education*;
  5. Completion of an interview with music teacher education faculty members;
  6. 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- (Freshman)

  • Acceptance to College of Music and Fine Arts (Freshman)
  • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in Prelude to Music Education and Foundations of Multicultural Education*

Portal 2- (Sophomore — Junior)

  • Methods courses and field components: M200, M250, M307, M306
  • Praxis II in Principles of Learning and Teaching , Praxis Music
  • Junior Recital
  • Faculty Interview

Portal 3- (Senior)

  • Intern 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 2.75 and the grade of a C (2.0) or better in all music and professional education courses.

* Our Lady of Holy Cross (OLHCC) consortium

INTERNSHIP TEACHING

The culminating experience in music teacher education is the teaching internship. Internship teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During internship teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Intern teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music education department and a mentor teacher in the school.

Upon successful completion of the internship, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree and certification with the state of Louisiana. Faculty review may require probation, or removal of teacher candidate, 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 (VOCAL)(128 hrs.)

Freshman    
F
S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
0
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II
4
4
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II
1
1
MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education 1  
MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab
0
 
MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire I  
1
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
 
2
MUEN M100- 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
ENGL T122 Critical Reading/Writing
3
 
OLHC M204 Foundations of Multicultural Education*
3
 
ENGL T125 The Emerging Self  
3
PHIL T122 Intro to Philosophy  
3
   
Totals:
15
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 M200 French Diction and Repertoire I
1
 
MUPR M148 Applied Voice
2
2
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
OLHC M309 Human Growth and Development*
3
 
MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education
0
 
RELS T122 Introduction to World Religions
3
 
HIST T122 or T124 World Civilization
3
 
BIOL T122 Cultural Biology  
3
MATH T122 Math Models  
3
HIST,GEOG,ECON   History, Geography, or Economic Elective  
3
   
Totals:
18
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 Methods  
2
MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
3
 
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
3
 
MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education
0
 
MUPR M300 Junior Recital   0
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
1
MATH   Math Elective
 
3
OLHC M311 Teaching Reading in Content Areas*  
3
CHEM T122 Intro to Chemistry  
3
   
Totals:
18
18
         
Senior    
 
 
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0
 
MUPR M348 Applied Voice
2
 
MUPD M406 Vocal Pedagogy
1
 
MUPR M136 Applied Piano
1
 
MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
3
 
OLHC M452 Student Teaching Seminar*  
3
MUED M400 Internship - Student Teaching
 
6
MUEN M100 — 106 Major Ensemble
1
 
MUHL/MUTH   Music History or Music Theory Elective
2
 
MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
3
 
PHYS T122 Intro to Physics
3
 
 
Totals:
16
9**
 
TOTAL: 128 cr. hrs.  
 
       
*Denotes Our Lady of Holy Cross course
**A student enrolled in nine (9) credits during the Internship semester is considered a full-time student.

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. Teaching certification, in either case, would be in vocal music. Adjustments in applied music focus will be made accordingly.

If approved by associate dean, six credit hours of non-music, undergraduate level courses may be acceptable, e.g. additional foreign language study for voice majors.

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