Welcome to the Old Dominion University Music Education web pages. These pages contain information and important announcements about the ODU Music Education degree program and ODU Teacher Education Services. Make this your first stop for ODU Music Education information; check back often for new content and announcements.
ODU Collegiate NAfME/ASTA News:
ODU Collegiate NAfME/ASTA is back at ODU! Congratulations to officers Sarah Bass, President, Kelby Schnepel, Vice President, Jamie Payne, Treasurer and Chris Stadler, Secretary. Check your email and this site often for NAfME/ASTA updates and announcements.
Music Education Seniors:
Are you planning to student teach in fall 2014? Did you miss the Teacher Candidate Internship/Student Teaching Application deadline? There is still time to apply; see the late (March 1) and extended (April 1) deadlines at http://odu.edu/tes/internship
See the new NAfME "Broader Minded" campaign:
"Music not only impacts academic achievement, it also shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them. Let's think beyond the bubbles and educate the whole student." More at http://www.broaderminded.com/
IMPORTANT! DO NOT Take Praxis I Tests after 12/31/13; NEW Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests begin 1/1/14
Important: The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests will replace the Praxis I effective January 1, 2014. Praxis I tests completed with a passing score by 12/31/13 will continue to be valid and accepted for admission into the ODU Teacher Education Department. However, DO NOT take the previous Praxis I exams after 1/1/14 as they will not count toward this requirement. See http://www.odu.edu/success/academic/teacher-education/val/praxis for more details about this and the new tests. Students MUST see Dr. Owens before registering for any exams, as exemptions may apply.
First Aid, CPR and Defibrillator training is now required with the application for the Virginia Teaching License.
New requirement! All applicants for the initial licensure or renewal of a Virginia Teaching License shall provide evidence of completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscutation and the use of automated external defibrillators. Such certification is submitted with the application for the Virginia Teaching License; see the link at the left for details on the training process.
Alfred Music materials are now available in the Diehn Composers Room
Music Student Handbook and Teacher Education Handbook
All students in Music Education must read the Music Student Handbook and ODU Teacher Education Handbook, linked in the menu to the left. The handbooks contain all pertinent information regarding the ODU Music and Teacher Education programs. You MUST READ both handbooks for your success in Music Education while at ODU. Download both handbooks today!
ODU Collegiate NAfME
Join the ODU Chapter of Collegiate NAfME today! The National Association for Music Education is the professional association and resource for your career as a music educator. Collegiate NAfME will provide experiences and assist you to make the important professional connections for your future. For more information, contact Dr. Owens, ODU Collegiate NAfME Advisor at email@example.com.