Teaching (M.A.T.) - Music Education - Instrumental PreK-12

Teaching (M.A.T.) - Music Education - Instrumental PreK-12

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

As a requirement for completion of this program, including student teaching and passing required licensure tests, the graduate of this program, regardless of state residency, must obtain a VA state teaching license. The VA teaching license may then be used for reciprocity in another state according to the regulations of that state.
Initial Education Core Courses
EDLC 504Educational Philosophy and Theories of Learning3
EDLC 510Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDLC 606Tests and Measurements3
EDLC 623Principles of Behavior Management3
Total Hours12
Music Education - Instrumental Education Cognate
EDLC 539Current Issues in Content Areas 13
EDLC 625Content Instructional Procedures 2,33
EDUC 673Curriculum and Methods for Effective Instruction3
Total Hours9
1

Candidates may choose to take 3 hours of graduate courses in teaching endorsement (BIOL, ENGL, HIST, MATH) instead of EDLC 539.

2

EDLC 625 must be taken in the same semester as EDLC 688

3

Background check clearance required (EDLC 588, ​EDLC 625, EDLC 656, EDLC 688EDST 560, EDST 561, EDST 562, EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569)

Professional Courses
EDLC 515Learning to Read: Theory and Practice3
EDLC 571Curriculum Fundamentals3
EDLC 656Literacy Across the Curriculum 1,23
Total Hours9
1

Background check clearance required (EDLC 588, ​EDLC 625, EDLC 656, EDLC 688EDST 560EDST 561EDST 562EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569)

2

EDLC 656 must be taken in the same semester as EDLC 588

Gate & Field Experience Courses
EDGT 520School of Education Gate 1 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDGT 560School of Education Gate 2 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDGT 580School of Education Gate 3 – MAT Initial Licensure0
EDLC 588Initial Licensure Practicum I 1,20
EDLC 688Initial Licensure Practicum II 1,30
Total Hours0
1

Background check clearance required (EDLC 588, ​EDLC 625, EDLC 656, EDLC 688EDST 560EDST 561EDST 562EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569)

2

EDLC 656 must be taken in the same semester as EDLC 588

3

EDLC 625 must be taken in the same semester as EDLC 688

Student Teaching
EDST 585The Reflective Practitioner: Resource Seminar-Middle/Secondary3
Choose one of the following:3
Student Teaching - One Placement – Distance 1,2
Student Teaching - One Placement - Local 1,2
Student Teaching - Two Placement – Distance 1,2
Student Teaching - Two Placement - Local 1,2
Student Teaching – Own Classroom – Distance 1,2
Student Teaching – Own Classroom – Local 1,2
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement – One placement - Distance 1,2
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement – One placement - Local 1,2
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement – Two placement - Distance 1,2
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement – Two placement – Local 1,2
Total Hours6
1

Background check clearance required (EDLC 588, ​EDLC 625, EDLC 656, EDLC 688EDST 560EDST 561EDST 562EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569)

2

Candidates will be assigned either EDST 560, EDST 561, EDST 562,  EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569. Course and section number will be designated during Gate 3 Application

Notes

  • Refer to the Content Competency Chart. Competencies must be met prior to student teaching.
  • Candidates seeking licensure as 6-12 or K-12 teachers should have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in the teaching endorsement, or a degree in a related field with courses similar to those required for a bachelor's degree in the teaching endorsement. Candidates must document a minimum of 30 semester hours of content courses including each of the competencies listed for the endorsement. [See Content Competencies for subject area.] In addition, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate Praxis Subject Assessment in the area of endorsement prior to student teaching.
  •  All practicum courses should be completed before student teaching and students should not complete practicum during the summer semester

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
EDGT 520 School of Education Gate 1 – MAT Initial Licensure 0
EDLC 504 Educational Philosophy and Theories of Learning 3
EDLC 510 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners 3
EDGT 560 School of Education Gate 2 – MAT Initial Licensure 0
EDLC 623 Principles of Behavior Management 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
EDLC 588 Initial Licensure Practicum I 1 0
EDLC 606 Tests and Measurements 3
EDLC 656 Literacy Across the Curriculum 1 3
EDUC 635 Teaching Science in the Middle School 3
 Hours9
Third Semester
EDLC 515  
EDLC 539 Current Issues in Content Areas 3
 Hours3
Fourth Semester
EDLC 688 Initial Licensure Practicum II 1 0
EDGT 580 School of Education Gate 3 – MAT Initial Licensure 0
EDLC 625 Content Instructional Procedures 1 3
EDLC 571 Curriculum Fundamentals 3
 Hours6
Fifth Semester
Education Student Teaching 1,3 3
EDST 585 The Reflective Practitioner: Resource Seminar-Middle/Secondary 3
 Hours6
 Total Hours33
1

Background check clearance required

2

Candidates may choose to take 3 hours of graduate courses in teaching endorsement (BIOL, ENGL, HIST, MATH) instead of EDLC 539

3

Candidates will be assigned one of the following: EDST 560, EDST 561, EDST 562, EDST 563, EDST 564, EDST 565, EDST 566, EDST 567, EDST 568, or EDST 569. Course and section number will be designated during Gate 3 Application.

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