Music Education (K-12)
- Small class sizes
- Numerous performing ensembles
- Opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
- Up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
- Significant opportunities for International Study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities
The program is approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB).
Admission to Teacher Education
Candidates must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program in order to enroll in most education courses. Typically, candidates apply for admission to the program while enrolled in EDUC 201: Introduction to Teaching.
|Mus||Applied Lessons (8)|
|Mus||Ensemble Music (8)|
|Educ||100||Praxis Preparation (0)|
|Mus||100||Music Performance Seminar (0)|
|Math||102||Intermediate Algebra (3)
Or higher level*
|Mus||160||Harmony-Theory I (3)|
|Mus||161||Harmony-Theory II (3)|
|Mus||162||Ear Training I (2)|
|Mus||163||Ear Training II (2)|
|Educ||201||Introduction to Teaching (3)|
|Psyc||203||Developmental Psychology (3)*|
|Mus||239||Music History I (3)|
|Educ||253||Applied Cognitive Theories (3)|
|Mus||262||Ear Training III (2)|
|Mus||266||Introduction to Conducting (2)|
|Mus||271||Brass Techniques (2)|
|Mus||272||Woodwind Techniques (2)|
|Mus||273||String Techniques (2)|
|Mus||274||Percussion Techniques (2)|
|Mus||291||Music Methods in the Elementary School (3)|
|Mus||292||Music Methods: Secondary Choral (2)|
|Mus||293||Music Methods: Secondary Instrumental (2)|
|Educ||303||Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptionalities (3)|
|Educ||306||Multicultural Education (3)|
|Mus||319||Instructional Media & Technology for Music (3)|
|Mus||339||Music History II (3)|
|Mus||340||Music History III (3)|
|Mus||360||Harmony-Theory III (3)|
|Mus||361||Harmony-Theory IV (3)|
|Mus||363||Choral Arranging (2)|
|Mus||367||Advanced Conducting Choral (1)|
|Mus||368||Advanced Conducting Instrumental (1)|
|Mus||380||Graded Recital (0-1)|
|Educ||398||TED Seminar I (1)|
|Educ||399||TED Seminar II (1)|
|Educ||498||Student Teaching Seminar (1)|
|Educ||499||Student Teaching (12)|
Total Semester Credits Required: 100-101
Satisfactory Progression in Teacher Education
In addition to successfully completing each of the required courses, candidates must meet certain programmatic requirements—including satisfactory performances on Praxis exams, key assessments, dispositional attributes, and field experiences.
The state of North Dakota requires passing scores on a series of three ETS Praxis exams. The first exam (Core Academic Skills for Educators) has three components—reading, writing, and mathematics. Candidates will complete this exam prior to admission into Teacher Education.
Candidates will also take Praxis II content exams in their subject area (e.g. Math, P.E., English) and Praxis II pedagogy exams (PLT) in their licensure level (e.g. elementary, secondary). For information about specific exam codes, required scores for passing, and registration information, visit .
Candidates are required to complete the Praxis II content exam prior to student teaching. The Praxis II: PLT exam must be taken prior to the completion of student teaching. While candidates are required to complete both the Praxis II Content and PLT exams to complete the program, passing scores are not required for graduation. Passing scores are, however, required to attain licensure in North Dakota.
Pursuant to Century Code 67.1-02-02-02.1, all teacher education candidates must have classroom-related experiences prior to student teaching. At UJ, these experiences occur early and throughout the Teacher Education program. Candidates must complete at least 110 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. Expectations of candidates in field experiences increase incrementally with each semester in the program. Additionally, field experiences occur in a variety of settings to allow candidates the opportunity to interact with a variety of P-12 students and experience diversity across school environments.
The final stage of the Teacher Education program is a semester-long student teaching experience in an accredited classroom of the candidate’s licensure area. Application for student teaching must be made one semester before the student teaching semester