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Music Education - BME (44-46 hours total)

 

 

 

Overview

This program prepares students to teach music at PreK-12 levels, with an emphasis on instrumental, choral-vocal, or general music. Students complete coursework approved by the state as well as professional knowledge and methods courses prior to the student teaching field experience.

Upper Level Applied Lessons Proficiency Jury Exam:

Degree-seeking music majors (Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education) must pass an upper level proficiency exam at the conclusion of their fourth semester of applied lessons, in order to continue into upper level applied lessons on their major instrument.

Music majors who do not pass the fourth semester applied lesson jury will be allowed to re-attempt in the fifth semester of study.  They will be allowed to enroll in upper division lessons in the fifth semester under the knowledge that if the jury is not passed on the second attempt, they will no longer be able to major in music, although a minor in music would still be an option for such a student.

For students acquiring their first bachelor degree in Secondary and PreK-12 programs, they will need to complete or have the equivalent of the following coursework associated with the licensure area they are seeking in addition to the education coursework for the program. In addition, they will need one mathematics course, one psychology course, and one science course with a lab.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

MUS 10000CONCERT ATTENDANCE AND CONVOCATION (No Credit)

MUS 26000MUSIC THEORY 1 (3)

MUS 26001MUSIC THEORY II (3)

MUS 26002AURAL SKILLS I (2)

MUS 26003AURAL SKILLS II (2)

MUS 36324MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III (3)

MUS 36325MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 43423MUSIC HISTORY I (3)

MUS 46423MUSIC HISTORY II (3)

MUS 49023RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE (3)

MUS 16XXX Applied Piano (2 credits - continuous study until proficiency passed)

MUS 16XXX Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division (8 credit hours)

MUS 36XXX Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division (6 credit hours for music ed. majors; 8 credit hours for performance majors)

MUS 1XXXX Conducted Ensemble Participation - lower division (4 credit hours)

MUS 3XXXX Conducted Ensemble Participation - upper division (3 credit hours for music ed. majors; 4 credit hours for performance majors)

Required Education Courses

EDU 30731THE TEACHING PROFESSION I (3)

EDU 31132THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD (3)

EDU 31233EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDU 33035IDS: FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOLS DIVERSE SOCIETY (3)

EDU 34500SECONDARY METHODS AND RICA (3)

EDU 49001ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING I (4)

EDU 49021SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING I (4)

EDU 49004 Issues in Education is a 4-hour option for students to take while student teaching in order to remain full-time.

Choral - Vocal Licensure

Requirements List

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32024ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS (3)

MUS 32223CONDUCTING II - CHORAL (3-4)

MUS 33010GERMAN AND ENGLISH DICTION (2)

MUS 33020ITALIAN AND FRENCH DICTION (2)

MUS 34010VOCAL PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 34724SECONDARY CHORAL METHODS (3)

MUS 310XX Instrumental Methods (choose one; 2 credits)

Instrumental Licensure

Requirements List

MUS 31010BRASS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31020WOODWIND METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31030PERCUSSION METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31040ORCHESTRAL STRINGS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32024ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS (3)

MUS 32123CONDUCTING II (3-4)

MUS 34725SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS (3)

Career Opportunities

Prospective teachers learn to be sensitive and compassionate to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of a diverse adolescent student population. They develop critical thinking skills through an analysis of educational history, philosophy and psychology; measurement and evaluation of learning; and classroom management. They gain awareness of cultural diversity and the social and political contexts of education. Graduates of the secondary education licensure program are prepared to serve in a variety of school settings, both public and private.

This program is based on state, regional, and national licensure criteria and testing competencies. Specific subject-matter courses, developed in collaboration with lead faculty in the discipline, build connections between theory and practice. Preparations in the subject major along with education courses, including field experiences, assist in leading to licensure.

The Ottawa University teacher education program is state approved in Kansas and is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP). The requirements outlined here meet licensure standards for the state of Kansas. Completion of this program does not guarantee licensure or certification in other states.