University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

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

Overview

The college works cooperatively with the Department of Music and Dance 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.

Specific Requirements

A minimum of 125 approved credits 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 through the CESS Student Services office, 528 Waterman and on the web at CESS Student Services Office Link out of catalogue site..

Techniques courses are offered on a rotating schedule. Consult your advisor for available courses per semester.

A possible curriculum in Music Education:

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
Elective* 1
Techniques 2 4
MU 134 - Applied Lessons 2 2
Ensemble 1 1
MU 041 - Piano Proficiency I 1
MU 110 - Harmony and Form II 3
MU 056 - Harmony and Form Lab II 1
MU 042 - Piano Proficiency II 1
General Education Course 3
Diversity Course 3
Total 17 18
Sophomore Year 1
Course Credits
Fall Spring
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
MU 043 - Piano Proficiency III 1
MU 134 - Applied Lessons 2 2
Ensemble 1 1
Techniques 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
Total 16 15
Junior Year
Course Credits
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
Diversity Category Two:
   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
General Education Courses 3
Total 17 15
Senior Year2
Course Credits
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
Elective* 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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