The program of studies in music with teacher certification is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

jazz pianistStudents graduating from Lander University with recommendation for teacher certification complete student teaching, coursework and testing requirements for recommendation for certification in South Carolina consistent with the College of Education’s conceptual framework. This framework provides direction for programs, courses, teaching and teacher candidate assessment. The framework is built on the conceptual model of the “Professional Educator” as one who demonstrates these Learner Outcomes:

The Professional Educator

  1. integrates content knowledge and skills of scholarly inquiry to teach all students;
  2. plans, provides and assesses learning experiences that are supported by research, knowledge of best practice and professional standards;
  3. communicates and collaborates with diverse populations (students, educators, families and community members) exhibiting professional behaviors and dispositions; and
  4. engages in reflection and professional development to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts

 
  2MUSI 201

Introduction to Music History

3
   

Approved Humanities and Fine Arts elective

3
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives  
  HIST 101 Western Civilization to 1600
OR HIST 102 Western Civilization 1600-1918
OR HIST 121 World Civilizations to 1600
OR HIST 122 World Civilizations 1600-present
3
    Behavioral and Social Perspectives elective 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures  
  2MUSI 333

Music of the World

3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section 
2Music majors must earn a “C” or better in MUSI 201 and MUSI 333.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
MUSI 111 First-Year Theory 3
MUSI 112 First-Year Theory 3
MUSI 113 First-Year Theory Applications 1
MUSI 114 First-Year Theory Applications 1
MUSI 211 Second-Year Theory 3
MUSI 212 Second-Year Theory 3
MUSI 213 Second-Year Theory Applications 1
MUSI 214 Second-Year Theory Applications 1
MUSI 342 Music of Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Renaissance 3
MUSI 343 Music of the Baroque and Classic 3
MUSI 344 Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries 3
MUSI 401 Form and Analysis 2
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0
MUSI 017 Recitals and Concerts 0

Students majoring in music, K-12 teacher certification, can choose an emphasis from three different areas:

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - INSTRUMENTAL CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 131 Strings and Woodwinds 1
MUSI 132 Brass and Percussion 1
MUSI 222 Materials and Methods K-8 2
MUSI 303 Conducting 2
MUSI 304 Conducting 2
MUSI 311 Orchestration 2
MUSI 317  Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music
or MUSI 318 Methods of Teaching Orchestral Music
3
MUSI 389 Performance Project 0
Primary Applied Instrument
MUSN 150MUSN 151MUSN 250MUSN 251MUSN 350MUSN 351
MUSN 450
7
Secondary Piano*
MUSI 123MUSI 124 or MUSK 154MUSK 155
2
Secondary Voice 
MUSI 125 or MUSV 154
1
Secondary Instrument
MUSN 255MUSN 354MUSN 355
3
Ensemble (assigned by music faculty)
MUSI 143MUSI 145MUSI 149 
7
Total Major Program Requirements 60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 203 2Field Experience I 0.5
EDUC 223 1General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 1Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
EDUC 329 2Field Experience II 0.5
EDUC 429 2Clinical Practice A 1
EDUC 499 2Teacher Education Seminar 1
EDUC 461 2Clinical Practice B 11
SPED 223 1PreK-12 Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
1Reading and Writing Content Area
EDUC 300 or EDUC 320
3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 121

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155. If a student passes the Piano Proficiency Exam, two additional hours of a major elective must be earned in order to satisfy the minimum number of credit hours for a degree in music with teacher certification (121).

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • 1A grade of “C” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • 2A grade of “B” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 credit hours earned at 300-level or above, of which 12 credit hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Students are expected to pass the State Skills Exam (Praxis CORE) during their freshman year, earn a C or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a B or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Sophomore Year: Students must file their application for admission to Teacher Education, pass the Screening Interview for Teacher Education, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students are required to stand for the Sophomore and Transfer Music Major Evaluation.
  • Junior Year: Students must file their application for student teaching, maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461 and are advised to take the exam during the summer between their Junior and Senior Years.
  • Senior Year: Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461, complete the PPAT Teacher Certification Assessment during Clinical Practice, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must submit the Graduation Application and complete any remaining FALS requirements.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - KEYBOARD CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 131 Strings and Woodwinds 1
MUSI 132 Brass and Percussion 1
MUSI 222 Materials and Methods K-8 2
MUSI 303 Conducting 2
MUSI 304 Conducting 2
MUSI 311 Orchestration 2
MUSI 315 Methods of Teaching Choral Music 3
MUSI 389 Performance Project 0
Primary Applied Keyboard
MUSK 150MUSK 151MUSK 250MUSK 251MUSK 350MUSK 351
MUSK 450
7
Secondary Voice
MUSI 125MUSI 126MUSI 225MUSI 226 
or MUSV 154MUSV 155MUSV 254MUSV 255
4
Secondary Voice
MUSV 354MUSV 355
2
MUSI 141 University Singers 7
Total Major Program Requirements 60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 203 2Field Experience I 0.5
EDUC 223 1General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 1Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
EDUC 329 2Field Experience II 0.5
EDUC 429 2Clinical Practice A 1
EDUC 499 2Teacher Education Seminar 1
EDUC 461 2Clinical Practice B 11
SPED 223 1PreK-12 Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
1Reading and Writing Content Area
EDUC 300 or EDUC 320
3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 121
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • 1A grade of “C” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • 2A grade of “B” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 credit hours earned at 300-level or above, of which 12 credit hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Students are expected to pass the State Skills Exam (Praxis CORE) during their freshman year, earn a C or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a B or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Sophomore Year: Students must file their application for admission to Teacher Education, pass the Screening Interview for Teacher Education, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students are required to stand for the Sophomore and Transfer Music Major Evaluation.
  • Junior Year: Students must file their application for student teaching, maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461 and are advised to take the exam during the summer between their Junior and Senior Years.
  • Senior Year: Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461, complete the PPAT Teacher Certification Assessment during Clinical Practice, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must submit the Graduation Application and complete any remaining FALS requirements.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - CHORAL CREDIT
HOURS
MUSI 131 Strings and Woodwinds 1
MUSI 132 Brass and Percussion 1
MUSI 222 Materials and Methods K-8 2
MUSI 303 Conducting 2
MUSI 304 Conducting 2
MUSI 311 Orchestration 2
MUSI 315 Methods of Teaching Choral Music 3
MUSI 389 Performance Project 0
Primary Applied Voice
MUSV 150MUSV 151MUSV 250MUSV 251MUSV 350MUSV 351
MUSV 450
7

Secondary Piano*
MUSI 123MUSI 124MUSI 223MUSI 224 
or MUSK 154MUSK 155MUSK 254MUSK 255

Secondary Applied Piano
MUSK 354MUSK 355

6
MUSI 141 University Singers 7
Total Major Program Requirements 60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 203 2Field Experience I 0.5
EDUC 223 1General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 1Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
EDUC 329 2Field Experience II 0.5
EDUC 429 2Clinical Practice A 1
EDUC 499 2Teacher Education Seminar 1
EDUC 461 2Clinical Practice B 11
SPED 223 1PreK-12 Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
1Reading and Writing Content Area
EDUC 300 or EDUC 320
3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 121

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155. If a student passes the Piano Proficiency Exam, two additional hours of a major elective must be earned in order to satisfy the minimum number of credit hours for a degree in music with teacher certification (121).

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • 1A grade of “C” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • 2A grade of “B” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 credit hours earned at 300-level or above, of which 12 credit hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Students are expected to pass the State Skills Exam (Praxis CORE) during their freshman year, earn a C or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a B or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Sophomore Year: Students must file their application for admission to Teacher Education, pass the Screening Interview for Teacher Education, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students are required to stand for the Sophomore and Transfer Music Major Evaluation.
  • Junior Year: Students must file their application for student teaching, maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461 and are advised to take the exam during the summer between their Junior and Senior Years.
  • Senior Year: Students must pass the Praxis II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461, complete the PPAT Teacher Certification Assessment during Clinical Practice, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all professional education coursework, earn a “C” or better in all major program requirements courses, earn a “B” or better in all education Field Experience courses, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must submit the Graduation Application and complete any remaining FALS requirements.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses