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Information and Resources for Current Students

UNC Music Education

School of Music Faculty/Student Information and Forms

Field experience hours

Overview and policies
Field experience log form
School schedules

Advising and Scheduling

Four-year plans
Please visit the Forms and Information page and look for your catalog year and your particular degree plan.

Music education advising sheets

BME – Instrumental
BME – Vocal-Piano-General
Post-baccalaureate – Instrumental
Post-baccalaureate – Vocal-Piano-General
Master of Music students
Doctor of Arts students

Course scheduling for music education classes

Checkpoint courses

Checkpoint courses are zero-cost, zero-credit "paperwork" courses which you complete as part of your field experience requirements. EDFE 110 should be taken immediately upon accumulating 15 credits. EDFE 120 is completed after passing the piano proficiency, and after passing MUS 210. EDFE 130 is taken the semester before student teaching.

EDFE 110 and EDFE 120 can be taken in the summer, at no cost. Post-baccalaureate licensure-seeking students should register instead for EDFE 125, immediately upon starting their program at UNC.

UNC Public Class Schedule

PLACE or Praxis II test
Prospective student teachers should take the PLACE test, or the Praxis II Music: Content Knowledge Test (#5113), ONE YEAR PRIOR to the planned student teaching semester, and must pass the test prior to student teaching. The passing score for the Praxis II test is 156.

Colorado Academic Standards (Colorado Department of Education)

Other university pages

UNC home page
UNC Graduate School
UNC School of Teacher Education
Music Library

Professional organizations

NAfME — National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC)
CMEA — Colorado Music Educators Association
ASTA — American String Teachers Association
AOSA — American Orff-Schulwerk Association
ACDA — American Choral Directors Association
OAKE — Organization of American Kodály Educators