The Master of Education degree (Ed.M.) leading toward initial New York State Teacher Certiﬁcation is a program designed for students with a graduate degree in music who wish to prepare for teaching in the public schools.
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The Master of Education degree (Ed.M.) leading toward initial New York State Teacher Certification is a program designed for students with a graduate degree in music who wish to prepare for teaching in the public schools.
The minimum 60‑point degree program leads to both the Ed.M. degree and New York Teacher of Music Certification, PreK‑12. Students desiring state certification should identify themselves at their first registration and seek guidance from the initial certification advisor. All requirements for certification can be completed in the ED.M. Program if the candidate is identified at the first registration. Students in this Ed.M. program take coursework followed by two semesters of carefully guided student teaching in schools that reflect the Music Program’s philosophy of authentic and relevant musical pedagogy. Students may transfer up to 30 points from previous graduate work. Please see the Office of Teacher Education website for specific certification requirements and exams for program completion and graduation.
In order to graduate, students must complete the necessary coursework, student teaching, and the summative project (electronic portfolio); they must also demonstrate competent musicianship in a musical performance.
All of the following:
A&HM 5022 Children’s Musical Development (prerequisite for 4021), 3 points*
A&HM 4021 Designing Musical Experience, 3 points*
A&HM 5020 Foundations of Music Education, 3 points
A&HM 5025 Creativity and Problem Solving Music Ed (prerequisite for 5026), 3 points*
A&HM 5026 Composing Collaboratively Across Diverse Styles, 3 points*
A&HM 4029 New Technologies in Education, 2 points
Child Abuse Workshop and Violence Prevention Workshop, 0 points (On- Line or In-Person please see: www.childabuseworkshop.com www.violenceworkshop.com )
DASA Training, 0 points (http://www.tc.columbia.edu/continuing- professional-studies/conferences-programs-workshops/all-offerings/ dignity-for-all-students-act/)
One Special Education Course in consultation with advisor*
Course work on arts for children with disabilities, 3 points
C&T 4001 Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms, 3 points
HBSE 4000 Introduction to Special Education, 3 points
Pedagogy (6 points)
A&HM 4033 Approaches to Teaching Musical Instruments, 2 points*
A&HM 4023 Choral Pedagogy, 2 points*
In consultation with advisor one of the following:
A&HM 4050 Strategies for Ensemble Rehearsal, 2 points*
A&HM 5023 Vocal Pedagogy (or second applied lessons or secondary piano), 2 points*
A&HM 5021 Instrumental Experiences with Children 2 points*
Participation in a musical performance is required as part of the Musical Teachers of Tomorrow concert, given each Spring* semester.
Courses marked with * must be completed prior to student teaching
Both of the following courses:
A&HM 4701 Student Teaching – Elementary, 3 points
A&HM 4711 Student Teaching – Secondary, 3 points
Out of Program Courses
In consultation with your advisor, select courses (in addition to the Special Education course) for a minimum of 6 total points from the following programs or departments: Curriculum and Teaching, Developmental Psychology, Human Development or Sociology and Education
Portfolio Requirements for Initial Certification
Each student will create a professional electronic portfolio, completed in the final semester of student teaching. The electronic portfolio is expected to include artifacts and reflections from the duration of study. The Director of Initial Certification in Music and Music Education will provide all necessary details.