VanderCook College of Music
Undergraduate Student Resources
COVID-19 SPRING 2022 POLICY
Classes will be delivered in an online format until January 24, 2022. The building will remain available for use beginning 1/3/22. All faculty, staff, and students are expected to upload proof of vaccination, booster and/or a negative PCR test by 1/24/22. Obtaining a booster, when eligible, is strongly recommended. Anyone inside a VanderCook building must wear a mask and maintain 3 feet of social distancing.
If you are vaccinated, and in close contact (less than 3 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 it is expected that you isolate and provide your dean with a negative COVID test taken 3-5 days after exposure, prior to coming back on campus.
The following is extracted from IIT’s re-opening policy: Faculty, staff and students who (i) have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, (ii) are not Fully Vaccinated and have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or (iii) are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should not come to work, class or the campus.
In the case of (i), such individuals may return to work, class or the campus 10 days after the date of their positive test; provided they are not then still exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
In the case of (ii), such individuals may return to work, class or the campus either (a) 10 days after the date of contact; provided they are not then exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or (b) upon receipt of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 5 days after the date of contact; provided they have not exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms.
In the case of (iii), such individuals may return to work, class or the campus after receipt of a negative COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days after exposure.
TCSA: Teaching Candidate Skills Assessment
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 and 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.
Every Gift Matters…
Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.