Pre-Student Teaching Portfolio

At the end of the year prior to student teaching (typically as you are completing your Rehearsal Techniques course), you must submit an electronic portfolio providing evidence of your development toward meeting Lawrence's Thirteen Teacher Education Program Standards. A member of the Music Education faculty will review this portfolio before you begin student teaching.

Click the following link to learn more about the pre-student teaching portfolio.
Pre-Student Teaching Portfolio

Info and Checklist for Grads and Participants

While Commencement is held once each year in June, Lawrence also confers degrees on December 31/January 1. If you are a Music Education student and all you lack after spring term is student teaching, you are eligible to participate in commencement the June before you student teach the following fall.  Once the registrar receives your graduation application, they will add you to the June commencement participant list.  No petition is necessary if Student Teaching is confirmed by the Conservatory.

All other music majors that expect to complete degree requirements in  December/January of the next academic year, may request permission to participate in Commencement the June before the degree is conferred. Such a petition must be submitted to the Faculty Subcommittee on Administration no later than April 10, and should contain information about how you intend to complete your requirements by the end of the calendar year. Your academic advisor(s) will need to confirm your plan is accurate and reasonable. The subcommittee will base its decision primarily on the likelihood of completion, but reserves the right to take into account exceptional circumstances.
Checklist for Grads and Participants

Declare Your Senior Experience Title

Use the following example as a guide. Senior Experience Title: "Student Teaching in Choral/General Music Education"

Click on the link below to learn more about declaring your senior experience title. 
Declare Your Senior Experience Title