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2013-2014 Academic Catalog (August 2013 - July 2014) 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog (August 2013 - July 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Music PreK-Adult (BS ED)

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The degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, with certification to teach music in the public schools, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including: (1) the Program of General Studies ; (2) the Professional Education Component;  and (3) the requirements associated with the following certification for Music grade Pre K-Adult in Music. Students must choose one concentration from instrumental, voice, keyboard, or composition.

An overall grade point average of 2.50 (C) must be maintained in all courses in music for graduation.

Total Hours: 43


Participation in a major music ensemble (MUS 451 -Choir or MUS 453A /MUS 453B  Band) is required each semester enrolled with seven credit hours applicable toward a degree. Music 453 will be Marching Band  in the Fall and Concert Band  in the Spring. All Instrumental Majors are required to participate in the Concert Band every Spring. All Instrumental Music Education Majors are required to take Marching Band at least one semester. After completing this requirement they may audition for the concert choir if they choose not to continue in marching band.

All prospective music students must schedule an audition for placement purposes before enrolling in any applied music course.  Transfer students must audition for placement.

Content Specializations

These programs allow teacher candidates to teach in specific subject areas. Teacher candidates must complete EDUC 318 , Content Area Reading, and special methods courses within their content specializations. Three hours of history must also be completed as part of the General Studies Program.

To increase employability, students should consider various combinations of teaching fields. The following pages list specific requirements to teach at various grade levels in the disciplines of Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Lan- guage Arts, General Science, Health, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Studies and Special Education Multi-categorical 5-Adult.

Additional Requirements

All of the above courses are required for a teaching field in Music. One of the four following combinations must also be selected according to the applied music area. See Music Department  section for additional requirements.

Choir may be substituted once.

Total Hours: 20

Band may be substituted once.

Composition Major

Students will complete a Senior Recital of original compositions.

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