Teacher Education: Music Education (PreK-12) (Bachelor of Science)
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.
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 CESS Student Services Office , 528 Waterman.
Pedagogy classes are taken as available.
A typical, but not all-inclusive, program outline follows:
* 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.
- Students apply to the Music Education major during the second semester of their sophomore year.
- Students are required to complete a student teaching internship application before being assigned a placement.