Decision Points for the Graduate Post-Baccalaureate program in Music Education


It is the student's responsibility to adhere to the criteria for each decision point, as well as initiate and maintain advisement with the academic advisor.

On Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Program

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded) or higher on all undergraduate art courses
  • Two (2) Positive Initial Disposition Assessments. Not submitted in LiveText. Must be taken to the Dean’s Office in the College of Education.
  • Completed Criminal Background Check

Decision Point #1

Admission to Music Education Candidacy in the Department of Art, Music and Theatre

  • GACE Basic Skills Tests — photocopy of ALL tests (or Proof of Exemption scores & dates). Being admitted to Decision Point 1 requires, among other things, that you pass GACE I Basic Skills Reading, Writing, and Math (200, 201 & 202). You must plan ahead to be certain that your scores are returned by the due date, or you can provide official exemption scores. These exemption scores are usually found on your Armstrong Permanent Record. These exemption scores apply. You must supply the official scores either on your Armstrong Permanent Record or a copy of your official scores.
      SAT 1000 Verbal and Math combined
      ACT 43 English and Math combined
      GRE 1030 Verbal and Quantitative combined
      CBEST Passing score on the official report
      CLAST Passing score on the official report
      FTCE General Knowledge Passing score on the official report

  • EDUC 6100 or 6200 with a grade "B" or better.
  • Photocopy of Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)

Progression in the Program of Study

  • Continue submission & assessment of critical assignments via LiveText. Begin submission for LiveText.
  • Maintain overall GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded) or higher on all undergraduate art courses and 3.0 (nonrounded) or higher on all attempted graduate courses.
  • Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)

Decision Point #2

Admission to Graduate Internship

  • Completion of all program requirements
  • GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded) or higher on all undergraduate art courses and 3.0 (nonrounded) or higher on all attempted graduate courses
  • Admission to Candidacy in the department
  • Photocopy of passing scores & dates for GACE Content Assessment Tests
Being admitted to Internship II (Student Teaching) requires, among other things, that you pass GACE II Content Assessment Tests One and Two before you can be admitted to Internship II (Student Teaching). Most students take GACE II Content Assessment Tests the semester before they are to enroll in Graduate Internship (Student Teaching). You must plan ahead to be certain that your scores are returned by the due date. You must supply the official scores in your application package, or by the due date for scores.
  • One Positive Disposition Assessment requested from the instructor of EDUC 6200 in LiveText, printed & attached
  • One Positive Disposition Assessment requested from the instructor of MUSC 5300G in LiveText, printed & attached
  • Completed Criminal Background Check
  • Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)
  • Completed application for Graduate Internship for enrollment in ARTS 6750
  • Completed portfolio submission in LiveText and request for evaluation (due on November 1 for Spring Graduate Internship and April 1 for Fall Graduate Internship)