Contact Information

Music Department
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Wilbur Arts Center, W021
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3320

Program Progression

In addition to completing required coursework, progression through the eight semesters of the Music Education program is outlined below:

Semester One Semester Two

Professional Disposition Self Assessment
Teacher Shadowing I

Teacher Shadowing II
Music Education Seminar

Semester Three Semester Four

Teacher Shadowing III
Music Education Seminar
Music Education Lab Ensemble
Public Performance III
Demonstration of Proficiency III
Faculty Disposition Review III

Teacher Shadowing IV
Music Education Seminar
Music Education Lab Ensemble
Public Performance IV
Demonstration of Proficiency IV
Faculty Disposition Review IV

During the fall semester of the junior year, students report to the Music Education Dispositions Committee to discuss their readiness to continue in this major. Having received the recommendation from the Music Education Dispositions Committee, they may at that time apply to the Division of Education.

Semester Five Semester Six

Report to Music Education Dispositions Committee
Teacher Shadowing V
Music Education Seminar
Music Education Lab Ensemble
Public Performance V

Phase 1: Apprentice Semester
Music Education Seminar
Music Education Lab Ensemble
Demonstration of Proficiency VI

Semester Seven Semester Eight

Phase 2: Professional Semester
Field Experience in School Setting
Music Education Seminar
Music Education Lab Ensemble
Demonstration of Proficiency VII

Phase 3: Student Teaching
Demonstration of Proficiency VIII