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Teacher Education: Music Education (PreK-12) (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

The College works cooperatively with the Music Department in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a program in Music Education which leads to both degree and licensure for grades PreK-12.

The curriculum in music education, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Music Education, is recommended to students who have sufficient training and musical ability to justify a career in music. Prospective students must audition before entering the program. Those admitted as first-year students or sophomores to the Music Education program are considered Candidates in the program. Admission as a Major is made at the beginning of the junior year following formal review procedures during the second semester of the sophomore year. Graduates are qualified for positions as instructors of music in public schools.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

A minimum of 128 approved semester hours is required for the degree. Students must pass the piano proficiency and PRAXIS I examinations prior to student teaching. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding teaching licensure and degree requirements from the College of Education and Social Services Student Services Office Link out of catalogue site., 528 Waterman.

Pedagogy classes are taken as available.

A typical, but not all-inclusive, program outline follows:

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
HDFS 005 - Human Development 3
MU 109 - Harmony and Form I 3
MU 054 - Harmony and Form Lab I 1
MU 085 - Intro to Music Education 3
Physical Education Activitiy 1
Pedagogy 2 4
MU 134 - Applied Lessons 2 2
Ensemble 1 1
MU 042 - Piano Proficiency I 1
MU 110 - Harmony and Form II 3
MU 056 - Harmony and Form Lab II 1
General Education Course 3
Diversity Course 3
Total 16 18
Sophomore Year1
Course Term
Fall Spring
MU 043 - Piano Proficiency II 1
MU 060 - Intro to Music Technology 3
MU 111 - Music History & Literature I 3
MU 209 - Harmony and Form III 3
MU 154 - Harmony and Form Lab III 1
Physical Education Activity 1
MU 134 - Applied Lessons 2 2
Ensemble 1 1
Pedagogy 2 2
MU 112 - Music History & Literature II 3
MU 210 - Harmony and Form IV 3
MU 156 - Harmony and Form Lab IV 1
MU 181 - Conducting 3
General Education Course 3
Total 17 18
Junior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
MU 281 - Advanced Conducting (3 cr)
OR
MU 272 - Choral Music Methods (2 cr) AND MU 273 - Choral Music Practicum (1 cr)


3
EDSP 005 - Iss Aff Persons W/Disabilities 3
General Education Courses 6
MU 234 - Applied Lessons 2 2
Ensemble 1 1
MU 034 - Required Secondary Lessons 2 2
MU 270 - General Music Methods 3
MU 271 - General Music Practicum 1
MU 159 - Theory/Prac Jazz Improv I 3
* Literacy Course 3
Total 17 15
* EDSC 215, EDML 177 or EDLT 236
Senior Year2
Course Term
Fall Spring
MU 234 - Applied Lessons 1
MU 250 - Senior Recital 1
MU 274 - Instrumental Music Methods 2
MU 275 - Instrumental Music Practicum 1
MU 281 - Advanced Conducting (3cr)
OR
MU 272 - Choral Music Methods (2 cr) AND MU 273 - Choral Music Practicum (1 cr)


3
EDFS 203 - Soc, Hst & Phil Found of Educ 3
Ensemble 1
Diversity Course 3
MU 290 - Teaching Internship 12
Total 15 12
The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.
Notes:
  1. Students apply to the Music Education major during the second semester of their sophomore year.
  2. Students are required to complete a student teaching internship application before being assigned a placement.

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