To gain a Music endorsement, you must demonstrate your subject–matter knowledge in multiple ways. Music pathway B is designed for candidates who majored in music at an institution other than the University of Puget Sound.
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.
One part of preparing to teach Music is a strong preparation in the subject. The best content preparation is a major in Music. To have your content preparation evaluated; 1) arrange for a transcript evaluation, and 2) complete a performance audition with the School of Music. To schedule an audition, please contact: Ryan Del Rosario, Music Recruitment Coordinator.
Suggested courses include:
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|
Math, Reading, & Writing
TEST: NES 504
Music candidates must also take at least one (1) of the following tests.
TEST: WEST–E 056
TEST: WEST–E 057
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.