Most Music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study. All Music and Education coursework must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate. Students must earn a grade of P in Student Teaching and pass edTPA with a score of 38 or higher to be recommended for initial licensure. For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.
All students are required to pass a Sophomore Review (typically pursued the Spring semester of a student’s second year in the program). The Sophomore Review process consists of a Musicianship Evaluation, an Applied Performance Evaluation, and an Interview. Students who fail their Sophomore Review will be eligible to initiate a new Review the following semester. Students in the major must successfully complete the Sophomore Review before enrolling in some major courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.
At the end of the same semester as Sophomore Review, students seeking K-12 Music Education licensure must have earned a C or above in all MUED coursework, achieved passing scores on Praxis Core (or prove exemption via test scores), obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.75, and completed the Application to Teacher Education which includes a signed Professional Dispositions statement and clear criminal background check.
To progress to student teaching, students must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in all Music and Education courses, a minimum 2.75 GPA overall, and successfully perform a Senior Recital.