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  • Music Education Major - Instrumental Option
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Music Education - Instrumental Music Emphasis (136 Credits)

    Admission Requirements

    Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education (SARTE)


    4 points

    3 points

    2 points

    1 points

    0 points

     Cum GPA

    3.4 and above

    3.39 – 3.0


    2.89 – 2.8

    GPA lower than 2.8

    ED 294







    Sped 225






    ED 205




    A grade of at least a C is required for these 3 courses. If a student does not meet this requirement, SARTE admission will be denied.


    ED 205 Dispositions (Instructor)

    No concerns

     Notice of concern. This is giving a student notice that a disposition needs improving.                       


    Concern. This would happen when you have given notice and no improvement was made.

    Serious and/or Multiple Concerns

    ED 205 Dispositions (practicum)

    21 pts and above and no 1s in any category    

    18-20 pts and no 1s in any category

    15-17 pts and no 1s in any category

    12-14 pts and no 1s in any category

    Below 12 and/or receive a 1 in any category

    MTLE Basic Skills

    Passed all 3

    Passed 2; Failed 1 with score > 210

    Passed 1; Failed 2 with score > 210

    Failed all 3 or received a score < 210 on one or more.

    Took exams

    Personal Initiative

    HS/College extracurr, military, community service, 2nd career, etc.[IT1] 

    Extensive and ongoing


    Every now and then

    Once or twice

    No experience

     [IT1]The teacher candidate and the person who supervised their experiences will determine  if the experience is extensive and ongoing, regular, every now and then…….etc. A signed document will be required.

    Candidates scoring 70% (23 points) or more of the total possible points would be fully admitted to teacher education.
    Candidates scoring 60-70% (20-22 points) would not be admitted, but would have an automatic appeal of the decision, heard by the T-CaRe team.
    Candidates scoring below 60% (below 20 points) could appeal if desired, but this would not be automatic. An appeal request would come from the candidate & heard by the T-CaRe Team.

    Teacher Candidates are required to have a grade of at least a C- in each of the required courses in the major except ED 205, ED 294, and SPED 225 for which they need to have at least a C. Also, Teacher Candidates are required to pass all 3 MTLE basic skills exams at application for student teaching. Applications are due at the beginning of the semester before student teaching. For Fall Student Teaching: February 15 / for Spring Student Teaching: September 15.


    Core Requirements

    Students must select an option in either Instrumental Music Education or Vocal Music Education.

    MUS 107A Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207 Theory and Ear Training III (3)
    MUS 208 Theory and Ear Training IV (3)
    MUS 300 Conducting and Instrumentation (3)
    MUS 303 Western Traditions to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304 Western Traditions: 1750-1900 (3)
    MUS 305 Western Traditions Since 1900 (3)
    MUS 307 Theory and Ear Training V (3)
    MUS 316 World Music Survey (3)


    Students in this major must pass piano and guitar proficiency exams and present a recital. A student teaching qualifying exam, taken the semester prior to application to student teaching, must be passed before a student teaching assignment is arranged. Due to the student teaching internship and state-mandated licensure components for this degree, there are more credits required than the 120 ordinarily needed for a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Usually students will need one semester beyond four years or enrollment in one or more summer sessions to complete this degree. In addition to the courses listed, students must earn twelve credits of performance study on the principal instrument, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; two credits of piano performance study which may include Class Piano III and/or IV; and seven credits of instrumental ensemble, two credits minimum for large ensembles and two credits minimum for small ensembles. Students must also participate in at least one semester of a choral ensemble.

    MUS 231 Methods for Teaching Woodwinds I (1)
    MUS 232 Methods for Teaching Woodwinds II (1)
    MUS 233 Methods for Teaching Brass Instruments (1)
    MUS 234 Methods for Teaching String Instruments (1)
    MUS 235 Methods for Teaching Percussion (1)
    MUS 236 Guitar and Recorder for Teaching Music (1)
    MUS 333 Teaching General Music K-12 (3)
    MUS 335 Teaching School Band and Orchestra (2)
    MUS 375 Instrument Conducting (2)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)

    Related Requirements

    ( Credits)
    Students must meet all teacher licensure requirements for this major.