B.Mu. in Music – Concentration in Music Education—Instrumental

Program Information

Music Education (Bachelor of Music) prepares you to teach music in schools or other group settings from early childhood through adulthood. After graduation, you qualify for a Georgia teaching certificate in K-12 music. In addition to performance, you will study child development and learning, as well as methods of teaching music. Applicants should have a strong background in music performance and music reading, and should have a particular interest in sharing their love of music with others. An audition is required for admission.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

APxx 1001 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 10xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1101 (Concert Attendance)

0

MUS 1440 (Theory I)

3

MUS 1540 (Aural Skills I)

1

MUS 1710 (Group Instruction in Piano I – if needed)

1

MUS 3260 (Percussion Techniques)

1

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area B

2

University Core Requirement Area D

4
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

APxx 1002 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 10xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1102 (Concert Attendance)

0

MUS 1450 (Theory II)

3

MUS 1550 (Aural Skills II)

1

MUS 1720 (Group Instruction in Piano II – if needed)

1

MUS 3230 (Brass Techniques)

1

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area B

2

University Core Requirement Area D

4
Total Hours 17

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

APxx 2001 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 10xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1103 (Concert Attendance)

0

MUS 2440 (Theory III)

3

MUS 2490 (Basic Conducting)

2

MUS 2540 (Aural Skills III)

1

MUS 2710 (Group Instruction in Piano III)

1

MUS 3240 (String Techniques)

1

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

APxx 2002 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 10xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1104 (Concert Attendance)

0

MUS 2450 (Theory IV)

3

MUS 2550 (Aural Skills IV)

1

MUS 2720 (Group Instruction in Piano IV)

1

MUS 3250 (Woodwind Techniques)

1

MUS 3310 (Introduction to Music Education)

3

EDUC 2110 (Investigating Crit. & Contemp. Issues in Edu.)

3

University Core Requirement Area D

3
Total Hours 17

Notes

  • During the spring semester of your sophomore year, take GACE Program Entry Exam, Ethics Exam, and apply for admission to the Music Education concentration.

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

APxx 3001 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 30xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1105 (Concert Attendance)

0

MUS 3358 (Teaching Beginning Strings)

2

** MUS 4800 (Music History I) or MUS 4820 (World Music)

3

EXC 4020 (Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities)

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3

University Core Requirement Area C

3
Total Hours 19

Term 2

Course Hours

APxx 3002 (Private Lessons)

1

MUS 30xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 1106 (Concert Attendance)

0

EDUC 2120 (Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts)

3

MUS 3000 (Recital I)

0

MUS 4490 (Instrumental Conducting)

2

MUS 3359 (Teaching Beginning Winds and Percussion)

2

**MUS 4810 (Music History II)

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

** Satisfies the CTW requirement.

  • Above 18 hours requires Overload Request through University Advisement Center, must meet minimum academic requirements. Consider taking University Core Requirements during the summer semesters.
  • During the Spring Semester of your junior year, apply for a part-time student teaching (practicum) placement.

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

APxx 4001 (Private Lessons

1

EDUC 2130 (Exploring Learning and Teaching)

3

MUS 30xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 4010 (Performance Laboratory)

0

MUS 4110 (Instrumentation and Orchestration)

3

MUS 4260 (Practicum in Music Education)

3

MUS 4650 (Opening School Experience)

0

MUS 4730 (Computer Applications in Music)

2

MUS 3360 (Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Instrumental Music)

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

MUS 4270 (Student Teaching in Music)

6

MUS 4290 (Senior Seminar in Music Education)

3

University Core Requirement Area C (class must be at night or online to not interfere with Student Teaching)

3
Total Hours 12

Notes

  • Not all music classes are offered every semester. Some are only offered once every two years. Consult the Projected Schedule of Classes and plan carefully.
  • During Final Semester of your senior year, take the GACE Content, GACE Ethics Exit, and edTPA assessments. Apply for actual Induction level Teaching Certificate.