Dec 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music

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The single subject credential allows the holder to teach in a specific subject area. Music education students who intend to enroll in the credential program at Chapman may complete the professional education courses of the credential program after the bachelor of music is awarded or may include professional education courses as part of the upper-division undergraduate program. All professional education coursework must be approved by an advisor in the Dona Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies. Requirements for the credential program are specified in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies , Public School Credential program section of the graduate catalog. The normal residency for completion of the Bachelor of Music (Pre-Music Education Certification) degree and required professional education courses is five years.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires candidates who are pursuing a single subject credential to verify their subject matter competence as a part of their teaching qualifications. This requirement must be fulfilled before entering the student teaching phase of the credential program. To fulfill the requirement, candidates must pass the music California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). The music CSET consists of three subtests, and it is recommended that they be taken during a candidate’s first semester in the credential program. In addition, the student must achieve an overall GPA of at least 2.750 in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits of their completed degree program and must pass the CBEST examination prior to admission to the credential program. CSET and other testing requirements will be reviewed with each candidate by the education director when they first enter the single subject credential program.

See the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies  section of the graduate catalog for additional details.

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