1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
2. Students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program. In particular, students will be expected to complete a major research-based project, include artifacts that reflect the theme of that research, and connect all components through critical reflection. Teacher candidates must show progress toward the completion of the portfolio through regular review by their advisers. Students will arrange for a presentation and final review of their work during the last semester in the program. A performance assessment checklist and rating scale will assess the quality of the culminating experiences (portfolio and reflective presentation).
3. A project involving research is required of each student in the teacher education program. On completion of the courses of study and after approval of the project by the Graduate Faculty Committee, a candidate will be examined orally on the topic of the project and related issues. Students may register for 1 credit of independent study (MUS 791) if they wish to receive credit toward the MA degree for work done in fulfilling the TEP Project.
4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.
5. Students must complete the Dignity for All Students Act (anti-bullying) workshop.
6. Program 2: Students must hold valid NYS certificate in music PreK-12.