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  • Music Education Major - Vocal Option
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Music Education - Vocal 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 128 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 ten credits of voice performance study, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; four credits of piano performance study which may include Class Piano III and/or IV; and seven credits of vocal ensemble. Students must enroll for one credit of vocal performance study each semester that they have full-time status, and register for two credits during the semester that they perform their recital. Students must participate in a vocal ensemble each semester that they have full-time status, with the exception of the semester in which they do their student teaching.

    MUS 191 Diction (2)
    MUS 236 Guitar and Recorder for Teaching Music (1)
    MUS 333 Teaching General Music K-12 (3)
    MUS 334 Secondary School Choral Methods (2)
    MUS 377 Choral Conducting (2)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)

    Restricted Electives

    Students must complete four credits in this section. In addition to the course choices listed, a maximum of two credits of the Opera Workshop are allowed (MUS 329A-MUS 329H or MUS 421; these credits are in addition to the seven credits of required ensemble).

    MUS 432 Voice Pedagogy (2)
    MUS 440 Music Literature: Solo Song (2)
    MUS 442 Music Literature: Choral (2)

    Related Requirements

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