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Music Education - Choral/General Endorsement Option

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Music Education - Choral/General Endorsement Option (132 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Vocalists must complete 4 credits of vocal performance studies.

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral and general). Requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing Ensembles: a minimum of 1 credit of ensemble during each of 7 semesters, including at least one credit of MUS 428, 433, or 439 and a minimum of 4 credits in vocal performing groups (MUS 429, 430, 431).

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 1641
MUS 18120 or 1
MUS 25133
MUS 25231
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]53
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble41
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 28120 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 49132
MUS Ensemble41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3172
Pass Piano Proficiency
May Field Experience
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]74
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 48231
MUS 4883,82
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS)3
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS 48361
MUS 4896,82
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]74
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 428, 433, or 4391
MUS 4552
MUS 48033
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
MUS 2821
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half Recital
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
MUS 4974
TCH LRN 41512

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2Class piano credits not required in degree.
3Fall only.
4Music Ensemble: 6 credits of MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 4 credits choral (MUS 429, 430, 431).
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6Spring only.
7To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
8Course taught alternate years.

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