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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

B.S.Ed. with a major in Music

BSE in Music requires 137 hours minimum
*Credits are semester hours

Music

North Dakota State Standards 8.19 (Music)

Standards 8.19.1 through 8.19.8 pertain to programs for preparing teachers of both vocal/choral and instrumental music. Programs directed toward either vocal/choral or instrumental specialization (but not both) must meet Standards 8.19.1 through 8.19.6 and either Standards 8.19.7 and 8.19.8 or Standards 8.19.9 and 8.19.10, as appropriate.

The Division of Music at Minot State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Renewal of our membership was granted in May 1999. The accreditation covers the BSE and MME programs that we offer.

The NASM Handbook states the following regarding accreditation:
Accreditation is a process whereby an association or agency recognizes an institution as having met certain qualifications or standards. This process focuses on two principal concerns:
educational quality and institutional probity.
The review of educational quality is made according to nationally recognized standards developed by the Association with the full participation of its member institutions. These standards are applied as appropriate to the objectives of the institution. The appropriateness of the institutions objectives is also considered.
The review of probibility is made by judging whether the institution is indeed providing the educational services it says it is offering to the public and whether its own stated operational procedures are being followed.

The basic goals of accreditation are:
To foster excellence in education through the development of criteria, standards, and guidelines for assessing educational effectiveness;
To encourage improvement through continuous self-study and planning;
To assure the educational community, the general public, and other agencies or organizations that an institution or program has both clearly defined and appropriate objectives, maintains conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected, appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially, and can be expected to continue to do so;
To provide counsel and assistance to established and developing institutions and programs;
To encourage the diversity of American education and allow institutions to achieve their particular objectives and goals;
To endeavor to protect institutions against encroachments which might jeopardize their educational effectiveness or academic freedom.

8.19.1 The program requires study of language/grammar of music. The program uses avariety of performance assessments of candidates1 understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 1 a, b (p. 61, 62)
Goal 2 Objective 1 (p. 65)

8.19.2 The program requires study of common elements of music-rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics, form-and their interaction; and experiences in applying these elements in both aural and visual analysis. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates1 understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 1 a, b (p. 61, 62) and Objective 2 a, b (p. 65)

8.19.3 The program requires study and experiences designed to develop the following: (a) basic conducting skills, score reading, and rehearsal techniques; (b) ability to compose, arrange, and adapt music from a variety of sources to meet the needs and ability levels of school performing groups and classroom situations; (c) ability to guide creative experiences and improvise in an extemporaneous performance; (d) proficiency on piano, guitar, or other appropriate keyboard or fretted instruments sufficiently advanced for demonstration and accompaniment; (e) advanced ability sufficient to assure accurate and musically expressive performance; and (f) ability to perform in large ensembles and a variety of small ensembles. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

a. Conducting, Score Reading, Rehearsal Techniques
Goal 1 Objective 4 c (p. 63)
Goal 2 Objective 2 a, b, c (p. 65)
b. Compose arrange
Goal 1 Objective 2 a, b (p. 62)
Goal 2 Objective 1 (p. 65)
c. Creative Experiences and Improvise
Goal 1 Objective 2 a, b (p. 62)
Goal 2 Objective 1 (p. 65)
d. Proficiency on keyboard, fretted instruments
Goal 1 Objective 4 d (p. 63)
Goal 2 Objective 4 c (p. 66)
e. Accurate and Musically Expressive Performance
Goal 1 Objective 3 b (p. 63), Objective 4 a, b (p. 63), Objective 6 a, b (p. 64)
Goal 2 Objective 3 a, b (p. 65, 66), Objective 4 a, b (p. 66)
f. Ability to perform in large and small ensembles
Goal 1 Objective 4 b, d (p. 63), Objective 6 a, b (p. 64)
Goal 2 Objective 3 a, b (p. 65, 66), Objective 4 b (p. 66)

8.19.4 Emphasizing the relationship of music to other arts and humanities in contemporary and past cultures, the program requires study of music history and literature. In addition, the placing of the compositions in historical and stylistic perspectives is studied. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 3 a, b (p. 63), Objective 6 c (p. 64)

8.19.5 The program requires study designed to develop knowledge of a comprehensive music curriculum based upon sound philosophy and an understanding of what music to teach and how to teach it at any level. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 4 c (p. 63), Objective 6 d (p. 64)
Goal 2 Objective 2 a, b, c (p. 65), Objective 3 a, c (p. 65, 66), Objective 4 a, d (p. 66)

8.19.6 The program requires studying methods of teaching music including current trends in music with an examination of a variety of teaching methods and techniques. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 4 c (p. 63), Objective 6 d (p. 64)
Goal 2 Objective 2 a, b, c (p. 65), Objective 3 a, b, c (p. 65, 66),
Objective 4 a, b, d (p. 66), Objective 6 a, b, c, d, e, f (p. 67, 68)

8.19.7 The vocal/choral music program requires study and experiences designed to develop the following: (a) knowledge and performance ability on keyboard and fretted instruments sufficient to employ these instruments as teaching tools; (b) ability to transpose and improvise accompaniments; and (c) basic knowledge of vocal/choral problems and strategies as well as sufficient vocal skill to assure effective use of the voice in demonstrating vocal technique. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

a. Knowledge and Performance Ability
Goal 2 Objective 4 c (p. 66)
b. Transpose improvise
Goal 2 Objective 4 c (p. 66)
c. Basic knowledge of vocal problems
Goal 2 Objective 4 a, b, d (p. 66)

8.19.8 The vocal/choral music program requires experiences in the following; (a) performing vocally in solo and in ensemble; (b) using wind, string, and percussion instruments, which develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct instrumental as well as choral ensembles; and (c) teaching various vocal/choral types of classes such as choruses and general music. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

a. Solo and ensemble performance
Goal 1 Objective 3 b (p. 63), Objective 4 b (p. 63), Objective 6 a, b (p. 64)
Goal 2 Objective 4 b (p. 66)
b. Using wind, string and percussion instruments and conduct instrumental and choral ensembles
Goal 2 Objective 5 b (p. 67), Objective 6 a, b, c, d (p. 67, 68)
c. Teach various types of vocal classes and general music
Goal 2 Objective 6 (p. 67)

8.19.9 The instrumental music program requires study and experiences designed to develop knowledge of and performance ability on wind and percussion instruments. This knowledge and performance needs to be sufficient to teach students in heterogeneous and homogeneous groups. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Goal 2 Objective 3 a, b, c (p. 65, 66)

8.19.10 The instrumental music program requires experiences in the following: (a) performing on an instrument in solo as well as in small and large ensembles; (b) using the singing voice as a teaching tool and conducting choral as well as instrumental ensembles; and (c) teaching instrumental students individually as well as in small and large groups. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

a. Performance in solo and ensemble
Goal 2 Objective 4 a, b (p. 66)
b. Singing voice as a teaching tool and conduct choral and instrumental Goal 2 Objective 4 a (p. 66)
c. Teaching instrumental students in small and large groups
Goal 1 Objective 4 c (p. 63)
Goal 2 Objective 3 a (p. 65), Objective 6 a (p. 67)

8.19.11 The program requires the study of current, appropriate instructional technologies. The program uses varied performance assessments of candidates1 understanding and abilities to apply that knowledge.

Goal 1 Objective 2 a (p. 62), Objective 5 (p. 64)