Current Program of Study
The program of studies, i.e., the courses and curriculum for an undergraduate degree in K-12 Music Education, is made up of 4 parts:
- 15 credit hours of Pedagogy;
- 15 credit hours of Required Core Education Courses;
- 12 credit hours of Student Teaching;
- 2 credit hours of Education Workshop Seminar courses
The following 15 credit hours are required for all K-12 Music Education students and are taught in the Department of Music.
- MUSC 168: Basic Conducting, 3 hrs
- MUSC 226: Winds and Percussion Techniques, 3 hrs
- MUSC 227: Strings, Piano and Voice Techniques, 3 hrs
- MUSC 228: Advanced Problems, 3 hrs
- MUSC 309: Advanced Lessons in Conducting, 3 hrs
Core Education Courses
The following Core Education Requirements are taught in the School of Education. These courses focus on educational foundations, child/student development and general pedagogy.
These classes are offered in the fall and spring semesters and must be taken together.
- EDUC 532: Introduction to Development and Learning, 3 hrs
- EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs
- EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
Student Teaching courses are only offered in the spring semester.
- EDUC 593: Student Teaching, 12 hrs
Education Workshop Seminar
Education Workshop Seminar courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters. You must complete two semesters of coursework (1 credit hour each).
- EDUC 601: Education Workshops, 2 hrs