Music Pathway A

To gain a Music endorsement, you must demonstrate your subject–matter knowledge in multiple ways. Music pathway A is designed as a unique 4+1 program which is a collaboration between the School of Music and the M.A.T. program.

Prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program, you must complete necessary music coursework and state-required content exams. While enrolled in the M.A.T. program you will complete coursework and have school-based placements to prepare you to teach Music.

 

1. CONTENT PREPARATION

With a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Puget Sound, you have already completed required undergraduate coursework to prepare you for entrance to the M.A.T. program.

 

2. TESTING

You must pass a basic skills test, the National Evaluation Series (NES) Test and at least one of the Washington Educator Skills Test–Endorsement (WEST–E) Tests.

  BASIC SKILLS TESTING CONTENT AREA TESTING
MUSIC

TEST:  WEST–B or Alternative*

Math, Reading, & Writing

TEST: NES 504

Music

 

Music candidates must also take at least one (1) of the following tests.

TEST: WEST–E 056

Music: Choral

 

TEST: WEST–E 057

Music: Instrumental

*Out-of-state applicants may substitute either the PRAXIS I or CBEST for the WEST-B. Additionally, scores from the SAT or ACT taken after 2005 may be used to meet the basic skills requirement.

 

3. SCHOOL–BASED PLACEMENTS & COURSEWORK

During the academic year, you will complete elementary and secondary teaching methods coursework and Music-related school-based experiences. In addition, the state of Washington requires that you pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), which you will submit during spring semester.

 

For additional information, contact Karen Stump at the School of Education.