Music Education students, first and foremost, do study for the PRAXIS! These tests are not inexpensive, and there is no reason for not passing the first time. By way of anecdote, a GC music student recently failed a portion of the PRAXIS. The student then studied before retaking it and did remarkably well the second time. Imagine that! Too bad the studying didn’t happen before the first attempt.
A review of music theory, and music history and literature, will serve you well. Music theory content for MUS 111-212 may be reviewed at http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/music/burnette/index.html.
You should be familiar with the content of the Georgetown College Teacher Education and Certification Handbook. Below is some information excerpted from that handbook.
PRAXIS Testing Requirements for Kentucky Teaching Certificates
All students must complete and pass the appropriate PRAXIS Tests to receive certification. Please note the following EPSB disclaimer: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board Website at www.kyepsb.net for current requirements or contact Ms. Jaime Rice at 502-564-4606 or 888-598-7667.
PRAXIS testing requirements for each certificate are specified by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. For the latest information on these requirements by area, consult the EPSB Website: http://www.kyepsb.net/assessment/teachertests.asp
Content outlines for the objectives of each of these tests are presented at the Educational Testing Service Website under the heading Tests at a Glance (TAAG). Go to http://www.ets.org/praxis/taag. At the bottom of the page, click on Tests at a Glance. Then, scroll down to find the music test information: (1) music analysis #20112, (2) music concepts and processes #30111, and, (3) music content knowledge #10113. Reviewing this information will better prepare you for success in taking the PRAXIS.
If, after preparing to take the PRAXIS, you have questions about anything, please contact your advisor or any music faculty member for assistance. We are here to help you!
Should you be unsuccessful in your first attempt to pass any portion of the PRAXIS, you are directed to contact your academic advisor, who will put you in contact with the appropriate faculty member to work on a remediation plan before the test is retaken.