Licensure in Music Education

This concentration is designed for students pursuing licensure in the field of music education K-12 and who can demonstrate proficiency in at least one instrument or voice. A recital is required. Students are given final approval to enter into a teaching practicum only upon satisfactory completion of Praxis I and II and a comprehensive diagnostic examination. The major areas covered in the examination are music theory, music history, music education concepts, keyboard harmony, and ear training, sight singing and piano proficiency.

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

Music education students must complete either the B.A. in music - classical studies or the B.A. in music - jazz/contemporary studies concentration and the following additional licensure-specific courses:

MUS-3401

Conducting I

3

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MUS-3402

Conducting II

3

__________

MUS-3215

Music Technology for the Classroom

3

__________

A minimum of 8 credits from the following two-and/or three-credit courses:

MUS-1050

Elementary Piano Class

2

__________

MUS-2040

Foreign Language Diction

2

__________

MUS-2120

String Instrument Teaching Methods

2

__________

MUS-2130

Woodwind Instrument Teaching Methods

2

__________

MUS-2140

Brass Instrument Teaching Methods

2

__________

MUS-2240

Percussion Instrument Teaching Methods

2

__________

MUS-2330

Elementary Voice Class

3

__________

MUS-3060

Vocal Pedagogy K-12

2

__________

MUS-3080

Choral Literature

2

__________

Additional Requirements

 

EDU-2040

Child Development

3

__________

EDU-2110

Introduction to Exceptional Populations

3

__________

EDU-2170

Adolescent Development

3

__________

EDU-2320

Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning

3

__________

EDU-3020

Educational Psychology

3

__________

EDU-3240

Literacy Development in the Content Areas

3

__________

EDU-4830

Music Student Teaching

12

__________

MUS-3160

Elementary School Music Methods

3

__________

MUS-3210

Secondary School Music Methods

3

__________

MUS-3720

Seminar in Music Education**

6

__________

Total

 

105-113

 

*Students must earn a B- or better in all of the above courses.

**Seminar in Music Education must be taken each year, beginning in the sophomore year, until coursework is completed (2 credits each of the three times taken).

Students pursuing more than one applied instrument in any given semester may register for not more than one credit in a secondary applied instrument. Instrumental and voice students, other than pianists, must study classical piano as a second instrument either in piano class or in a one-credit lesson per semester or a combination of both, to total 4 credits. In addition, at least two of the required ensemble credits (MUS-2222) must be in Chorale and Chamber Singers.

*Please see other important licensure requirements for more information.