Music Education

Faculty

Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham – Assistant Professor, Choral Music Education

Dr. Jennifer Hawkinson – Assistant Professor, Instrumental Music Education

Christa Kuebel – Assistant Professor, Elementary Music Education

Carrie Martens – Visiting Lecturer, Music Education Technology

 

Requirements for Bachelor of Music Education Degree

 

[3.1] Bachelor of Music

[3.1.1] Music Education

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.

[3.1.1.1] Major in Music Education

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 credit hours):

EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession (for music majors)
MUS 2311 Musical Development and Learning
MSIT 4305 Classroom and Behavior Management
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings

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

 

Teacher Education Admission and Exit Requirements

Admission to the UCA Teacher Education Program is a prerequisite for all upper-division music education and professional education courses. To meet all degree requirements within eight semesters of study, students must to be admitted to the UCA Teacher Education Program prior to the fifth semester of study. Visit the Office of Candidate Services website and their Admission Requirements page for more information on admission to the UCA Teacher Education Program.

Once admitted, candidates are periodically reviewed for dispositional and academic readiness to advance through the program. At each of these reviews (or “gates”), candidates may be approved to continue, may be subject to remedial steps before continuing, or may be dismissed from the program. Visit the Office of Candidate Services website and their Admission, Retention, and Exit Requirements page for more information.