Instrumental music education majors are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. A student who principally performs on a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument normally will replace one class in the category of his or her principal instrument with guitar class (by advisement). Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
Piano principals may be accepted into this degree program provided they possess sufficient experience and/or aptitude for learning band and orchestral instruments. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section of the Catalog Announcements.
MUS 170, 172, 173, 174, 147, and 117 are offered on a rotating basis. Students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) may be taken in any order.
Music education majors are required to take the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests during their freshman or sophomore year.
Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.