The Music Education Academic Area Handbook contains processes, timelines, forms and other information for current Music Education majors. It also offers a view of the program for prospective students and other interested individuals. The timeline contained in the Handbook may be particularly helpful for individuals seeking information about necessary expectations and procedures for successfully completing the program.
See the Handbook for specific information.
Professional Organizations and Student Organizations of Music Education
As a member of the music education academic area of Catholic University, it is very strongly recommended that all graduating students belong to several professional organizations that work towards the advancement of music education. Graduating seniors must belong to at least two professional organizations. Two student chapters of professional organizations exist on campus, though students have the option and opportunities to join many more. Listed below are some examples of national organizations for music education, in addition to any applicable campus chapters:
- National Association for Music Education
- CUA Chapter of NAfME
- American Choral Director's Association
- CUA Chapter of ACDA
- American Bandmasters' Association
- National Band Association
- American String Teachers Association
For Current Students:
As of February 3, 2017, OSSE will again accept Praxis I exams (PPST/CBT), ACT, SAT, or GRE scores as an acceptable substitution for the Reading and Math Basic Skills tests. However, these exams are not accepted for the Writing requirement.
From August 2016 until February 2017, DC had stopped accepting SAT/ACT/GRE scores as a partial substitute for Praxis I core. These more recent guidelines mitigate that particular problem. Even if your SAT/ACT/GRE etc scores are high enough, they can only exempt you from the Praxis *Math* and *Reading* Tests, and you will still need to take the Praxis Core WRITING test. Music educators will l need to take Praxis II Music (Content Knowledge) and at least one Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching test to earn a teaching license from DC.
Here are listings of teachers and schools in the area who are available for field observations:
- Elementary General/Choral Education School Sites
- Secondary General/Choral Education School Sites
- Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Education School Sites