Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Class Schedule
Spring 2021 Advising Form
Important Academic Dates
Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule 


Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Textbook List
Fall 2021 Class Schedule
Fall 2021 Advising Form
Important Academic Dates
Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule (published Nov. 1)

Key Documents

Student Handbook
Student Health & Safety
*NEW* CARES Act Information
Recital Guide
Undergraduate Recital Request Form
Recital Repertoire Approval/Dress Rehearsal Form
Recital Logistics Checklist
Recital Program Form
Style Guide for Recital Programs
Student Teaching
Overview (The Student Teaching Experience)
Student Teaching Handbook
Pre-Clinical Experience Guidelines
Pre-Clinical Experience Form
TCSA: Teacher Candidate Skills Assessment
Overview (Admission to the TCSA)
Piano Study Guide
Aural Skills Study Guide
Written Theory Study Guide
Form & Analysis Style Guide
IL Licensure
Illinois Licensure Testing System
ISBE Licensure Testing FAQs
PLEASE NOTE: The requirement for a minimum ACT/SAT score to be granted licensure in Illinois has been removed as of August 7, 2019. Students are no longer expected to send ACT/SAT scores to their licensure accounts or take the Test of Academic Proficiency as part of receiving licensure in Illinois. Public Act 101-0220
Courses Addressing a Professional Educator’s License
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Education Program, the Teacher Certification and Entitlement Program, and the Master of Music Education with Certification Program take coursework that leads to licensure in the state of Illinois.  All individuals seeking teacher certification or licensure are required to complete licensure tests (Music Content and edTPA), and requirements as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education.  A candidate seeking additional licensure from outside of Illinois will need to consult with that state’s board of education about any additional requirements to be licensed to teach in that state. 

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288