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Music Education - Instrumental/General Endorsement Option

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Music Education - Instrumental/General Endorsement Option (136 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. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in instrumental performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble).

This option provides teacher certification in designated arts: Music (instrumental 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; 4 credits instrumental performance; senior qualifying exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one credit of MUS 435 for instrumentalists, as well as a minimum of 4 credits in instrumental performing groups including 2 credits drawn from: MUS 434, 436, 437, or 438.

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 Ensemble 41
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18220 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble41
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]63
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35133
MUS 35231
MUS 49132
MUS 4923,71
MUS 4943,71
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS 48351
MUS 49053
MUS 4935,7,81
MUS 4955,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
TCH LRN 3172
May Field Experience
Pass Piano Proficiency
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]94
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]33
MUS 4351
MUS 48231
MUS 4843,71
MUS 4863,71
MUS Ensemble41
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS 4855,7,81
MUS 4875,7,81
MUS Ensemble41
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]94
Senior Qualifying Exam
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 45532
MUS 48033
Music Ensemble41
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior-Half Recital
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
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: 7 credits required from MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 4 credits in instrumental performing groups, including 2 credits drawn from: MUS 434, 436, 437, or 438.
5Spring only.
6One 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.
7Course taught alternate years.
8Students are not required to take the second-level techniques course of their major instrument.
9To 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.

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