Music Education: K-12 General Music

Music Education: K-12 General Music
Hours88 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program.
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Program Requirements

For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Proficiency Requirements: Present a juried recital (Music 249) in the last semester of private instruction. Students must prepare a minimum of 18 minutes of music to be performed in a formal public recital. Students will schedule a joint recital in groups of three or fewer.
requirement 3 Complete 1 option
option 3.1 Complete 2 groups
group 3.1.1 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
group 3.1.2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 3.2 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 4
Complete at least one hour of large ensemble each semester for seven semesters. Piano and vocal majors participate in choral ensembles, including at least 1 semester in Music 311R, University Choral (Dr. Broomhead's section). Instrumental majors participate in 6 semesters of the appropriate instrumental ensembles, and at least 1 semester in Music 311R, University Chorale (Dr. Broomhead's section).
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component
option 8.1 Complete 4 courses
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Music 276.
option 8.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: All professional education courses (above) and Music 260R and 363 credit hours must be completed before student teaching (Music 476).
Program Outcomes

1. Effective Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Practice

Students will function as competent educators with a secure grasp of effective pedagogical practice grounded in sound teaching philosophy and carefully considered curricular and instructional priorities.

2. Effective Communication

Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills, especially the ability to connect with students.

3. Music Teaching Strategies and Materials

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of a broad array of skills, strategies, methodologies, and materials related to music teaching.

4. Professional Development

Students will demonstrate the ability to be open, reflective practitioners.