Music Education

Faculty

Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham – Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer Hawkinson – Assistant Professor

Carrie Martens – Visiting Lecturer

 

Requirements for Bachelor of Music Education Degree

The BM degree with a concentration in music education requires successful completion of 122-123 semester credit hours, including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 credit hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the UCA Core requirements) and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using designated courses; (2) degree/licensure requirements in the College of Education; (3) degree requirements in music as listed below; and (4) ensemble experiences as required. Keyboard majors must pursue a choral or an instrumental degree track. A minor is not required.

Music Core courses are used to satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirement in Diversity in Creative Works and the upper-division UCA Core requirements in Diversity, Critical Inquiry, and Communication. MSIT 3310 will satisfy the upper-division Responsible Living requirement. MUS 1340 should be selected within the lower-division Core because it fulfills a UCA Core requirement and a program requirement. BM in Education students will be taking MUS 4690 and 4691, Internship II, as the required UCA Core capstone.

Applied Music (12-14 credit hours):

Major applied: 10 credit hours (instrumental) or 12 credit hours (vocal)

Recital or Project: 1 credit hour
MUS 4102 Senior Recital
or
MUS 4108 Senior Project

Minor applied: 2 credit hours
MUS 2133 Piano Class III
MUS 2134 Piano Class IV or other applied if piano proficiency is passed

Ensemble Credit (7-8 credit hours):
Students must participate in a large ensemble for a minimum of 7-8 semesters; seven credits or semesters if the student completes Int. II during the 8th semester. Beginning in the 3rd year of study, students should register in 4000-level large ensembles. See specific requirements below.

Theory (18 credit hours):

Required Courses: 16 hours
MUS 1230 Harmony I
MUS 1231 Ear Training I
MUS 1232 Harmony II
MUS 1233 Ear Training II
MUS 2430 Theory III
MUS 2431 Theory IV

Choose One (2-3 hours):
MUS 2233 Composition
MUS 3210 Counterpoint
MUS 3230 Form and Analysis
MUS 4210 Instrumental Arranging
MUS 4215 Choral Arranging
MUS 4311 Introduction to Linear Analysis [ UD UCA Core: I ]

History and Literature (9 credit hours):

MUS 1340 Introduction to Music Literature
MUS 3302 Music History I [ UD UCA Core: C, D ]
MUS 3303 Music History II [ UD UCA Core: C, D ]

Pedagogy (9-11 credit hours):

Vocal majors:
MUS 1141 Diction I
MUS 1142 Diction II
MUS 3201 Instrumental and Choral Conducting
MUS 3305 Elementary Methods of Music Education
MUS 3306 Secondary Choral Methods in Music Education
MUS 4160 Vocal Pedagogy

Keyboard majors/vocal track:
MUS 2150 String Class
MUS 3201 Instrumental and Choral Conducting
MUS 3305 Elementary Methods of Music Education
MUS 3306 Secondary Choral Methods in Music Education
MUS 4202 Piano Pedagogy

Instrumental majors:
MUS 2150 String Class
MUS 2170/2171 Brass I and/or Brass II
MUS 2180/2181 Woodwinds I and/or Woodwinds II
MUS 2199 Percussion Class
MUS 3201 Instrumental and Choral Conducting
MUS 3305 Elementary Methods of Music Education
MUS 3304 or 3308 Secondary Instrumental Methods in Music Education or Orchestral Methods and Materials

Instrumental majors must have 1 credit hour of string class, 1-2 credit hours of brass class, and 1-2 credit hours of woodwind class. Brass majors will take 2 hours of woodwinds. Woodwind majors must have 2 credit hours of brasses. Percussion majors will take 2 credit hours of woodwinds and 2 credit hours of brasses.

Technology (2 credit hours):

MUS 2211 Integration of Music Technology into Teaching and Learning

Internships (13 credit hours):

MUS 4340 Internship I [ UD UCA Core: I, C ]
MUS 4690 Internship II [ UD UCA Core: Z ]
MUS 4691 Internship II [ UD UCA Core: Z ]

Professional Education (12 or 15 credit hours):

EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession and
MSIT 3310 Learning and Development and
MSIT 4305 Classroom and Behavior Management and
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings or
EDUC 3309 Cultural Perspectives and
EDUC 3321 Strategies for Diverse Learners: Middle/Secondary

All of the information listed above is taken directly from the Undergraduate Bulletin. [3.1.1]

 

Becoming Eligible for Teacher Education

 

The first step to become eligible for the teacher education program is to establish an account on the College of Education candidate database. The requirements are as follows:

 

* Submission of an Admission Affidavit stating that the candidate has never been convicted of any crime that would prevent the issuance of a teaching license.

* A cumulative 2.5 GPA on all coursework attempted. Prior to admission, transfer students with no previous coursework at UCA must also establish a 2.5 GPA in a minimum of twelve semester hours completed at UCA.

* Completion of courses in written communications (WRTG 1310 and 1320), oral communications (SPCH 1300), and mathematics (MATH 1360 or above) with no grade less than a C. The following pre-admission education courses must be completed with no grade less than a C: EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession and EDUC 1220 Education.

* Technology (or successfully complete the Technology Competency Exam).

* Completion of the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) according current UCA established minimum scores.

* Completion of forty-five semester hours (or in process of completion of 45 hours).

* Submission of two recommendations for admission from UCA faculty (one recommendation must be completed by the instructor of EDUC 1300 or ECSE 3300).

* Candidate interview by the major area faculty with recommendation for admission. Candidates will register for the interview in the Office of Candidate Services and Field Experience.

 

Deadlines for Entry into Teacher Education Program

 

* October 1

Final date for the admission interview registration for candidates seeking admission for the spring semester.

* November 1

Final date for completion of all items for candidates seeking full admission for the spring semester.

* March 1

Final date for the admission interview registration for candidates seeking full admission for the summer or fall semester.

* April 1

Final date for completion of items for those candidates seeking full admission for the summer or fall semester.

* July 1

Final date for the admission interview registration for candidates seeking admission for the fall semester.

* August 1

Final date for completion of items for those candidates seeking full admission for the fall semester.