1Enrollment dependent on placement exam.
2Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.67 required; no more than one C in a music education or education course.
3Students who choose an essay as their senior project submit the title and outline of the essay to the department chair for approval. A faculty advisor will then be appointed.
In the Junior Year Students may select to complete the year-long methods sequence in either Choral (MED 307 and MED 310W ) or General methods (MED 340 and MED 341W ). Students must take one methods course in the alternate sequence (i.e., if a student elects to take the choral methods sequence, he or she must take one general method course).
Students in this program may elect to audition for either a CPO or IPO in any given academic year. The selection of a large performing ensemble experience will be based on a successful audition, student interest, and in consultation with the student’s Music Education academic advisor. Students may not switch ensembles mid-year.
Students must submit SAT, ACT, or Praxis I scores to the Music Education Division Coordinator. For the two-score SAT system (1,600 maximum, 800 per test), students must have a minimum combined score of 900 for (mathematics, combined reading and writing), with a minimum of 400 for each test. For the three-score SAT system (2,400 maximum, 800 per test), students must have a minimum combined score of 1,350 (mathematics, critical reading, writing), with a minimum of 400 for each test. For the ACT, students must have a minimum score of 19. For the Praxis I, students must have a minimum score of 140 on each of three portions-mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Students who do not meet these minimum scores will be offered remediation as appropriate on a case-by-case basis in order to meet Connecticut requirements for teacher certification.