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					            Advising course checklist and timeline for Master of Arts in Education
                           (MAED - Curriculum and Instruction )
                                   Licensure - Music K-12
                             Graduate Advisor - Dr. Kelly Parkes
                        Email: kparkes@vt.edu Phone: 540 - 231 0765
Junior Year
  Take Praxis 1 and pass the whole test if you do not have both SAT scores over 530

Praxis 1 passing scores are Reading 178, Writing 176, Math 178 with a composite score of 532
SATs should be >1100 but with a minimum of 530 verbal and 530 math. ACT composite of 24,
Math = no less than 22, English + Reading together should = no less than 46

Fall of your senior year
   Apply to the graduate school with Dr. Burnsed & Dr. Parkes in September

    Apply for dual status, or honors bachelor’s/ master’s degree status with the graduate school and
the School of Education in November - form required
    Take and pass Praxis 2 if possible

Spring of your senior year
   Receive letter of acceptance from graduate school
   Take a graduate class/es where you can fit them into your schedule, in particular EDCI 5154
while you are dual or honors status.
   Submit the “Concurrent undergraduate / graduate status and course designation” form
   Take and pass Praxis 2




You will not be allowed to enter grad classes with Dr. Parkes if you have not passed by the
end of Spring your senior year.

   You must send Dr. Parkes your passing Praxis 2 score (160 or above) as a PDF or photocopy




   Graduate with your B.A. from the Department of Music

For links to all required tests, go to: http://www.soe.vt.edu/musiced/admissions.html
For all other program information, go to: http://www.soe.vt.edu/musiced/index.php
Summer 1 and /or 2
   Take a graduate class/es particularly EDCI 5124 since it is only offered in Summer 1
   Apply to the School of Education for Student Teaching – scores required to be attached

Fall of your master’s degree
   Change your status to regular full-time School of Education master’s student , Blacksburg
campus, with the Graduate School – form required
   Create and submit your plan of study to the Graduate School – form required
   Take and pass VCLA exam before November, including getting your scores.

Spring of your master’s degree
  Apply for final exam with the Graduate School (defense of ePortfolio)
  Apply for graduation with the Graduate School
  Apply for licensure with the School of Education / State of VA

   Graduate with a Master’s degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) that includes Music
K-12 licensure (either Choral or Instrumental)




You need 33 credits for this master’s degree. Depending on your GPA you can only count a certain
number of credits that will count for both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Check the Graduate School Policies and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog at:
http://www.grads.vt.edu/graduate_catalog/poli/UIPo.jsp or www.grads.vt.edu
Procedural guidelines are available at:
www.grads.vt.edu/academics/procedural_guidelines/index.html
For specific School of Education and Licensure information:
http://www.soe.vt.edu/oap/

For choices of classes:
Foundation (9 required)
EDCI 5104 Schooling In American Society (3)
EDCI 5264 Comp and Content Reading / Reading Content Area (3)
EDCI 5154 Ed Psych Foundations for Teachers (3)

Concentration (18 required in sequence)
EDCI 5724 Tch Middle & Sec Schools 1 (3)
EDCI 5964 Field Studies (3)
EDCI 5744 Tch Middle & Sec Schools 2 (3)
EDCI 5754 Internship Student Teaching (9)



Research (3 Required)

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EDRE 5404 Found of Ed Research Evaluation (3)
EDCI 5784: Teaching and Researching with the Digital Humanities (3)

Cognate (3 Required)
EDCI 5124 Behavioral Aspects of Music (3) Summer 1 only
EDCI 5554 Educ Exceptional Learners (3)
MUS 5744 Grad Individual Applied Conducting (3)

Some rules you need to know:

      You may not enroll in music department ensembles for credit in your Master’s level year –
       they don’t count in the graduate plan of study with the School of Education.

      You may not take your senior recital in your master’s level year.
      You may not take graduate applied classes or independent studies with Department of
       Music Faculty in your master’s level year -– they don’t count in the graduate plan of study
       with the School of Education.

      You may only take 1 graduate level class while dual enrolled, or 2 while honors enrolled,
       and still completing undergraduate work in Spring of your senior year.

      There are two types of EDCI online classes – regular-online which you are eligible for and
       virtual –campus. Virtual campus is restricted for experienced teachers already working,
       who are taking a master’s degree part-time and live outside of the campus. Do not ask to be
       force-added to this class- you are not eligible.

      If you are asked to play in MVs or WE, you choose to do so at your own discretion.
      Tours, trips, rehearsals, and performances will not be accepted as reasons for failing to
       carry out any of the following: attend graduate classes, attend graduate classes on time, or
       turn in work when it is due.

      You will not be permitted to take the field studies EDCI 5964 or take EDCI 5724 in Fall of
       your master’s year if you have not passed Praxis 2 by the end of Spring your senior year.

      It is your responsibility to complete paperwork due at the Graduate School by due dates.
      It is your responsibility to complete all requirements on this checklist.
      If you have a concern, or a question, or a problem, as a graduate student, you should go to
       your graduate advisor – Dr. Parkes - first.




Dual Student Status
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Seniors in a bachelor's degree, who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and who are accepted to pursue a
graduate degree after completion of the bachelor’s, may be enrolled as dual registrants during the
final semester of their undergraduate degree. Graduate coursework taken during the semester of
dual registration may only be used for the graduate degree when it is not used to meet bachelor's
degree requirements.

Five-Year Bachelor/Master's Degree (Honors Program)
Undergraduate students, who have completed 75 credit hours and who qualify for the Honors
Program by having a 3.5 or better GPA, may apply for admission to these programs. Students
should review the departmental requirements for the program.
The student submits the Application for Graduate Study to the department. Upon approval of the
application, the Department Head will attach a form affirming the department's acceptance and
recommendation of the student into the graduate program.
A maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work, taken during the last two semesters before
the completion of the bachelor's degree, may be used to satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree
requirements.

* You may only take 1 graduate level class while dual enrolled, or 2 while honor’s enrolled, and
still completing undergraduate work.

Suggested timeline:
Spring of Senior Year
EDCI 5124 Psych Foundations for Teachers (3)

Summer (any of the following)
EDCI 5104 Schooling In American Society (3)
EDCI 5264 Comp and Content Reading / Reading Content Area (3)
EDCI 5154 Psych Foundations for Teachers (3)
EDRE 5404 Found of Ed Research Eval (3)
EDCI 5554 Educ Exceptional Learners (3)
EDCI 5124 Behavioral Aspects of Music (3) Summer 1 only

Please check the list of courses offered early – many of these rotate offerings each year.

Semester 1 of Master’s degree (Fall) 12 credit load
EDCI 5554 Educ Exceptional Learners (3)
EDRE 5404 Found of Ed Research Eval (3)
EDCI 5784: Teaching and Researching with the Digital Humanities (3)
*EDCI 5724 Tch Middle & Sec Schools 1(3)
*EDCI 5964 Field Studies (3) (Requires you to be in schools 2 full days -Tuesday and Thursday)

Semester 2 of Master’s degree (Spring) 12 credit load
*EDCI 5744 Tch Middle & Sec Schools 2 (3)
*EDCI 5754 Internship Student Teaching (9) Full time internship student teaching
                           * denotes that you must take this course in the semester listed


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