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

MUSI 2012

3
Humanities and Fine Arts elective

3

HIST 101HIST 102HIST 121 or HIST 122

3
PSYC 101 3
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning 7
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

MUSI 3332

3
Approved General Education Electives3

7

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Music majors must earn a “C” or better in MUSI 201 and MUSI 333.
3 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 111 3
MUSI 112 3
MUSI 113 1
MUSI 114 1
MUSI 211 3
MUSI 212 3
MUSI 213 1
MUSI 214 1
MUSI 342 3
MUSI 343 3
MUSI 344 3
MUSI 401 2
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 0
MUSI 017 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 1
MUSI 132 1
MUSI 222 2
MUSI 303 2
MUSI 304 2
MUSI 311 2
MUSI 317 or MUSI 318 3
MUSI 389 0
Applied Major Instrument
MUSN 150MUSN 151MUSN 250MUSN 251MUSN 350MUSN 351
MUSN 450
7
Piano Class I-II*
MUSI 123MUSI 124 or MUSK 154MUSK 155
0-2
Voice Class I
MUSI 125 or MUSV 154
1
Secondary Applied Instrument
MUSN 255MUSN 354MUSN 355
3
Ensemble
MUSI 149 and/or MUSI 143MUSI 145
7
Total Major Program Requirements 58-60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 203 0.5
EDUC 223 3
EDUC 240 3
EDUC 300
or
EDUC 320
3
EDUC 329 0.5
EDUC 429 1
EDUC 499 1
EDUC 461 11
SPED 223 3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 126-128

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155.

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Take PRAXIS Core or provide proof of 1120+ SAT or 22+ ACT
  • Sophomore Year: Application for admission to major in Teacher Education; Screening Interview; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Junior Year: Application for student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Senior Year: Content Area Exams (PRAXIS II) taken before student teaching and PLT taken during student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; Graduation Application; FALS
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - KEYBOARD CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 131 1
MUSI 132 1
MUSI 222 2
MUSI 303 2
MUSI 304 2
MUSI 311 2
MUSI 315 3
MUSI 389 0
Applied Piano/Organ
MUSK 150MUSK 151MUSK 250MUSK 251MUSK 350MUSK 351
MUSK 450
7
Voice Class I-IV*
MUSI 125MUSI 126MUSI 225MUSI 226 
or MUSV 154MUSV 155MUSV 254MUSV 255
4
Secondary Applied Voice
MUSV 354MUSV 355
2
Ensemble
MUSI 141
7
Total Major Program Requirements 60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 203 0.5
EDUC 223 3
EDUC 240 3
EDUC 300
or
EDUC 320
3
EDUC 329 0.5
EDUC 429 1
EDUC 499 1
EDUC 461 11
SPED 223 3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 128
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Take PRAXIS Core or provide proof of 1120+ SAT or 22+ ACT
  • Sophomore Year: Application for admission to major in Teacher Education; Screening Interview; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Junior Year: Application for student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Senior Year: Content Area Exams (PRAXIS II) taken before student teaching and PLT taken during student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; Graduation Application; FALS
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - CHORAL CREDIT HOURS
MUSI 131 1
MUSI 132 1
MUSI 222 2
MUSI 303 2
MUSI 304 2
MUSI 311 2
MUSI 315 3
MUSI 389 0
Applied Voice
MUSV 150MUSV 151MUSV 250MUSV 251MUSV 350MUSV 351
MUSV 450
7
Piano Class I-IV*
MUSI 123MUSI 124MUSI 223MUSI 224 
or MUSK 154MUSK 155MUSK 254MUSK 255
2-4
Secondary Applied Piano
MUSK 354MUSK 355
 
Ensemble
MUSI 141
7
Total Major Program Requirements 58-60

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 203 0.5
EDUC 223 3
EDUC 240 3
EDUC 300
or
EDUC 320
3
EDUC 329 0.5
EDUC 429 1
EDUC 499 1
EDUC 461 11
SPED 223 3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 126-128

*Students may satisfy this two hour piano requirement by passing the Piano Proficiency Exam or by completing MUSI 123-124 or MUSK 154, 155.

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all major program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Freshman Year: Take PRAXIS Core or provide proof of 1120+ SAT or 22+ ACT
  • Sophomore Year: Application for admission to major in Teacher Education; Screening Interview; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Junior Year: Application for student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Senior Year: Content Area Exams (PRAXIS II) taken before student teaching and PLT taken during student teaching; professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; Graduation Application; FALS
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

Student Eligibility

Students enrolled in Secondary or PK-12:

Initial Level (First Year)

  1. Participate in initial Advising and Induction.
  2. Take PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).

Provisional Level (Second Year)

  1. Complete Initial Level requirements.
  2. Complete a SLED check.
  3. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  4. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  5. Pass PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  6. Submit Sophomore Portfolio.
  7. Gather and submit references.
  8. Successfully complete an (April) oral interview with Teacher Education faculty.
  9. Successfully complete other reviews as required by departments in specific content areas.

Formal Level (Third Year)

  1. Complete Provisional Level requirements.
  2. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  3. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  4. Participate in Induction and Pinning Ceremony.
  5. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  6. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.

Candidate Level (Fourth Year)

  1. Complete Formal Level requirements.
  2. Complete FALS requirements before student teaching semester.
  3. Enter candidacy with formal admission to the teacher education program.
  4. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  5. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  6. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  7. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PLT.
  8. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.