2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, BSE

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(Bachelor of Science in Education)

Students who complete the following comprehensive major in music education will receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with multi-age licensure for teaching music to learners ages 3-21 and PreK-12. In addition to the University requirements listed in Majors and Minors , acceptance into the Music Education major requires an overall gpa of 2.75, a major gpa of 2.75, passing the piano proficiency, being approved for applied study at the 300 level, passing the sophomore review, and a minimum ACT score of 20 in Reading, English, and Mathematics (or SAT equivalent score). Remedial courses are available if ACT scores are below 20 in Reading, English, or Mathematics.

The major in Music Education consists of the following:

4 hours of supporting applied music at the 100 level or above. (vocal majors: 4 hours in piano; instrumental majors: 1 hour in voice; 3 hours in one instrument or instrument family)

4 hours of approved ensemble credit (minimum). Ensemble participation is required each semester of enrollment, except for the student teaching semester. 5th/6th-year seniors are not excluded from ensemble participation even if 4-hr. minimum has been met.

Recital attendance each semester of enrollment including the semester of student teaching

Piano proficiency (Students must pass the piano proficiency examination before being accepted into the major.)

Participation in OCMEA is required each semester of enrollment (fee required).

Half recital, semester prior to student teaching


* If the student does not pass the entire piano proficiency examination at the conclusion of MUS 253, applied piano must be taken each semester until the exam is passed.

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