The K-12 music education teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of K-12 students studying music. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To complete the teacher education program and earn licensure in music education for grades K-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

Music (K-12) Licensure


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
Social and Behavioral Sciences
RES – 104Religious Ethics and Social Issues (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)

Music Concentration Courses

MUS – 100Elementary Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 101Elementary Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 202Advanced Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 203Advanced Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 140Elementary Keyboard Harmony I (1 cr.)
MUS – 141Elementary Keyboard Harmony II (1 cr.)
MUS – 242Intermediate Keyboard Harmony I (1 cr.)
MUS – 243Intermediate Keyboard Harmony II (1 cr.)
MUS – 150Elementary Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 151Elementary Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 252Intermediate Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 253Intermediate Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 215Music Literature (3 cr.)
MUS – 315History of Musical Styles and Structure: Antiquity -1750 (3 cr.)
MUS – 316History of Musical Styles and Structure: 1750 to the Present (3 cr.)
MUA – 090String and Percussion Techniques (2 cr.)
MUA – 091Brass and Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.)
MUS – 300Conducting (2 cr.)
MUS – 301Conducting Workshop (1 cr.)
MUS – 305Arranging for Instruments and Voices (3 cr.)
MUS – 494Seminar in Music Literature (2 cr.)
MUS – 010Recital Seminar/Repertoire Class (0 cr.)
Principal Applied Study(ies) – (14 credit hours)
Secondary Applied Study(ies) (3 credit hours)
MUA – 491Graduation Recital (B.A. or Music Education Majors) (1 cr.)
Ensembles – 7 semesters

Professional Education Requirements for Music Education Licensure (K-12) – 31 hours

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436

Professional Education, Methods
MUS – 720Materials and Methods in Elementary Schools (2 cr.)
MUS – 730Secondary Choral Methods and Materials (2 cr.)
MUS – 731Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials (2 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in MUS 720, MUS 730, MUS 731

Internship – Last semester of Teacher Education Program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490

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