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The K-12 Education Concentration

The K-12 Education Concentration is designed to prepare students for licensure to teach vocal music at the K-12 level in Arkansas. Students wishing to obtain licensure must complete the following requirements in addition to a major in music. The curriculum offered adds professional training and classroom experience to a solid education in the liberal arts. Students wishing to concentrate in K-12 Education must meet program admission requirements for enrollment in junior-level practicum courses and must be formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee prior to the senior internship. Candidates must submit passing scores on Praxis II content knowledge exam(s) and on the pedagogy exam in order to be recommended for licensure by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Requirements for a Concentration in K-12 Education
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* With the permission of the faculty advisor(s), students who have completed all other coursework may request a one-semester full-day internship placement worth 12 credit hours in lieu of the two-semester half-day internship.

Teaching Field Requirements:

MUSIC (Vocal): Complete requirements for the music major (37 credits) to include MUS 140 (at least four semesters), 420, 431, MUS 151P-452 (4 credits in piano taken as electives), MUS 151V-452 (6 credit hours), as well as MUS 425 Methods and Materials in Teaching Music (3 credits)


NOTE: The Student Internship includes an on-campus seminar taken during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. Candidates at all licensure levels will meet one hour a week on the Lyon campus to review intern experiences and discuss relevant topics such as the following:learning environment/classroom culture; instructional materials/resources, media, and technology; curriculum development; instructional strategies; constructive assessment; character education; educational foundations; first aid/wellness/crisis intervention; exceptional children; multicultural education; and schoollaw.