1. Consider taking some basic studies courses or School of Education courses in the summer so that your course load will be lighter during the year.
2. By the end of your sophomore year, having completed the required courses in math and English, take the Praxis I tests (Pre-Professional Skills Tests).
3. By the beginning of your junior year you should be ready to apply to the School of Education for formal admission to the Teacher Licensure Program. Requirements are listed in the curriculum checklist and include having a g.p.a. of 2.7 or higher, and completion of the piano proficiency and upper level jury in the applied major. An application form is available in the School of Education associate dean’s office.
4. If your potential classroom management skills (discipline, etc.) are a concern to you, consider taking either EDN 319, 320, or 321 (3 s.h.)which address meeting the needs of special learners, or EDN 402 Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (1 s.h.).
5. For those who are concerned about their computer and technology skills, especially as they prepare for the required technology portfolio, take EDN 303.
6. Remember, there are proficiencies that you need to demonstrate – voice for instrumental majors, guitar for voice majors. But you don’t necessarily have to take a class in those areas if you can develop adequate skills on your own. See the Music Student Handbook or Ms. King and Mr. Russell for details on those proficiencies.