Resources for Music Education Majors

Fingerprinting (Freshman Year)

All music education majors (instrumental and vocal) must complete the fingerprinting process by the end of their freshman year.  Please visit the link below:

Fingerprinting Information

Professional Liability Insurance (Sophomore Year)

Students in teacher certification programs are required to maintain student professional liability insurance coverage. The Alabama Education Association (AEA) will pay for your coverage if you enroll by clicking on this link: Select “Click Here To Join Now”.  Membership will be active from the date you join until graduation. Once you have enrolled, you will receive an email confirmation of your membership and coverage in the professional liability insurance program. Please forward the email confirmation you receive from AEA to

Alabama Education Association 

Application for Candidacy (Sophomore Year)

Students who are on-schedule in their degree program should apply for candidacy during the spring of their sophomore year.  Please check with your Department of Music advisor regularly to make sure you are on-schedule to receive candidacy by the end of your sophomore year.

Application for Candidacy 

Application to Complete Field Experience Observation (Junior/Senior Year)

Students enrolled in MUE 444 or MUE 455 are required to complete field experience within the local school systems. This is coordinated through the College of Education each semester.  In order to be placed for field experience you must visit the link below and fill out the required form:

MUE 444 Field Experience Observation (Fall 2023)

MUE 455 Field Experience Observation (Spring 2024) 

Application to Student Teach (Senior Year)

Student teaching is the capstone experience for any music education major.  You are required to apply to be able to student teach.  The deadline for Fall 2023 student teachers has passed.  In order to be considered for a student teaching placement you must visit the link below and fill out the required form:

Student Teaching Application (FALL 2023)

Praxis® Music Content Knowledge Exam Information (Junior Year or Senior Year Fall Semester)

All students must pass the Praxis® "Music Content Knowledge" Exam (Test Code 5113) prior to their student teaching semester.  Students must score a minimum of 161 on the Music Content Knowledge Exam in order to complete their degree requirements and the ALSDE requirements for teacher certification in Music Education (Choral or Instrumental P-12).  Students who do not have a passing Praxis® score will NOT be allowed to student teach and will have their graduation delayed.