The Music Education program is a five-year program of study leading to a double major in Bible/Theology and Music Education (K-12) with an emphasis in General/Vocal Music. The program includes study in four academic areas: Bible/Theology, general education, music, and professional studies. It is recommended that teacher candidates apprise themselves of program admission, continuation, and completion policies, procedures, and deadlines to assist them in completing all program requirements in a timely manner.
The Emmaus Bible College teacher education program outcomes are based on the updated (April 2011) InTASC Core Teaching Standards developed by the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (www.ccsso.org/intasc) and are aligned with the State of Iowa’s standards for initial teacher licensure (www.state.ia.us/boee).
The teacher candidate will demonstrate the requisite professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in each of the following outcomes:
The following courses are bold on all teacher education program of study planners because they are required for every teacher candidate enrolled in a program of study for Iowa licensure.
Signature performance assessments embedded in professional core courses are used to measure and evaluate each candidate’s professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions throughout their program of study. Performance data and evaluation results are used to inform departmental decisions regarding a candidate’s status in the program and determination for program completion and licensure recommendation. Iowa requires passing test scores on two Praxis II exams before candidates are eligible for licensure. Graduates must pass a pedagogy exam and a content exam using Iowa’s cut scores. Be sure to consult the teacher licensure requirements for other states if you plan to teach outside of Iowa.
Each teacher candidate will be introduced to the concept and design of an eportfolio in CS 240 Educational Technology. Throughout a candidate’s progression in the TEP, it is recommended that s/he house signature assignments, performance evaluations, and personal reflections that evidence professional growth and development for the purpose of using self-selected artifacts to showcase professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prospective employers.
We recommend the following artifacts for your eportfolio:
Successful completion of these steps will result in full acceptance to the Music department. For admission requirements related to Music Education, see the Teacher Education requirements.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, teacher candidates must fulfill all program completion and licensure requirements (see the TEP program policies on the pages following) to be recommended to the Iowa Board for Educational Examiners (BOEE) for the desired teaching endorsement(s).
Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice. The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Standard #10: Leadership and Collaboration. The teacher seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.
Professional Core Coursework for Teacher Education Programs of Study and Licensure
The following courses are required for every teacher candidate enrolled in a program of study leading to state licensure and they are listed in bold type on teacher education endorsement planners
Child Development (PSY 254-3 cr) or Developmental Psychology (PSY 260-3 cr.)
Introduction to Education (ED 106-3 cr)
Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231-3 cr)
Field Studies (ED 194, 195, 295-P/F)
Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311-3 cr.)
Instructional Design (ED 330-1 cr.)
Practicum 1 (ED 395/6-1 cr)
Educational Psychology (PSY 351-3 cr)
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Social Studies (ED 435-3 cr)
Principles of Management and Assessment (ED 470-2 cr)
Practicum 2 (ED 495-1 cr)
Student Teaching (ED 490-497-6 to 12 cr)
Student Teaching Seminar (ED 499-1 cr.)
Teacher candidates are required to submit requested program documents to the department and selected professional core course performance assessments to their eportfolio for faculty evaluation (see Candidate Assessment Plan and Rubrics in the Teacher Education Handbook and selected assessments of candidates in course syllabi) These assessments are designed to measure each candidate’s professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions at various levels throughout the preparation program and evaluations are utilized to inform decisions regarding candidate program status, continuation, and completion, and initial licensure recommendation to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners During Student Teaching, candidates utilize self-selected artifacts and compose rationale statements to create a “professional” portfolio aligned to the program’s professional standards and learning outcomes. Each candidate utilizes this final performance assessment to demonstrate competency of the requisite professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions for initial licensure, to prepare for the job search process, and to practice professional development documentation for educators. Aggregated data from candidate assessments may be used for program assessment.
Program Admission Requirements
1. Complete Music Information Profile and audition with the music faculty (by May 1 prior to fall registration; audition by April 1 to be eligible for a music scholarship).
2. Music faculty will review the application and audition, and their decision will be communicated to the student by means of a formal letter.
3. Complete freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
4. Successfully complete
a.MUS 110 Music Theory/Aural Skills 1
b.Two semesters of applied music with successful performance in recitals each semester.
5. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Music program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application and self-evaluation.
6. Meet with the Music department faculty to discuss the self-evaluation document and goals at this stage of musical development.
7. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
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The mission of Emmaus Bible College, as an institution of higher learning, is to glorify God by teaching the Bible and by educating and equipping learners to serve and lead in churches, ministries, communities, and vocations.