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 MAT program, you must complete necessary music coursework and state-required content exams. While enrolled in the MAT program you will complete coursework and have school-based placements to prepare you to teach Music.
1. CONTENT PREPARATION
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:
- Music Theory through twentieth-century compositional techniques (normally 4 semesters or 6 quarters).
- Music History from ancient times through the present (normally 2-4 semesters or 3-6 quarters).
- Music Education Methods (Elementary, Secondary).
- Studio Lessons on a single instrument every academic term.
- Ensemble experience every academic term, which must include large ensemble(s).
- Beginning and advanced instrumental and choral conducting (2-3 semesters or 3-4 quarters).
- Techniques classes, which may be satisfied through demonstration of proficiency (Voice, Strings [one term for vocal/general, two terms for instrumental/general], Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion.
- Choral/general emphasis: Diction (one semester) and Vocal Pedagogy.
- Accompanying techniques on piano and guitar.
- Keyboard proficiency.
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.
Please see our Testing Overview page for details on testing deadlines.
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TEST: NES 504
Music candidates must also take at least one (1) of the following tests.
TEST: WEST–E 056
TEST: WEST–E 057
3. SCHOOL–BASED PLACEMENTS & COURSEWORK
During the academic year, you will complete elementary and secondary teaching methods coursework and Music-related school-based experiences.
For additional information, contact Karen Stump at the School of Education.