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Course Catalog 2016-2017 
Course Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Music Teaching (Instrumental Emphasis)

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Master of Music Teaching (MMT): General

Oberlin’s Division of Music Education seeks to foster in teacher candidates the development of the attitudes and dispositions relating to human, personal considerations and to social, economic, and cultural components that contribute to the identities of specific communities. The Master of Music Teaching  (MMT) program’s curricular structure, content, and time requirements enable teacher candidates to develop the range of knowledge, skills, and competencies expected of those holding a professional teaching license in the state of Ohio in combination with a graduate degree in music education. The MMT curriculum requires approximately fourteen months of study: two summers and one full academic year.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for the MMT program, teacher candidates must have completed an undergraduate music performance or composition degree program from Oberlin College or another institution of higher education. As part of the application process, candidates will be required to demonstrate the following:

•    Performance achievement on principal applied instrument/voice
•    Music skills proficiency (i.e. keyboard proficiency; sight-singing; rhythm reading)
•    Professional intent
•    Minimum SAT of 1200
•    Minimum final collegiate GPA of 3.0
•    Teaching ability
•    Broad background (minimum18 credits) in liberal arts courses
•    Completion of required music coursework:  ethnomusicology (non-ensemble course: ETHNO 100, 200, 203, 205, 206, 207 or equivalent for external candidates); elementary conducting (APST 260 or equivalent for external candidates).
•    GRE general test (external candidates only)
•    PRAXIS II Music Content Examination
•    Three Letters of Recommendation
•    Essays: Pedagogical, personal, musical goals (articulated in an essay outlining pedagogical, personal, musical traits being brought to the teacher candidate’s teaching and professional, personal, musical traits to be developed during the course of the MMT program)

For full application requirements, see http://www.oberlin.edu/musiced/mmt/

Benchmark Assessments
•    Entry to the Master of Music in Teaching degree program
•    Continuation/retention in the music education program: Minimum GPA of 3.0 in MMT courses at the end of the first summer session
•    Entry to/continuation of student teaching: Minimum GPA of 3.0 in MMT courses at the end of the first modules of Fall and Spring semesters; Successful completion of methods classes in the first module of Fall and Spring semesters
•    Exit from Program
•    Completion of Requirements for Teacher Licensure (Program Completers)
•    Development of Professional Growth Plan

Exit Requirements
To successfully complete the MMT program, students must meet the following requirements:
•    Successful completion of MMT curriculum; Exit survey (written); Professional Portfolio; Exit interview (oral); PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching examination
•    Completion of Requirements for Teacher Licensure (Program Completers): Music Content and Principles of Teaching and Learning sections of the Praxis II; Completion of MMT program at Oberlin College

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