B.Mu. in Music – Concentration in Music Education – Choral/General

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

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area B

2

University Core Requirement Area D

4
Total Hours 16

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

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area B

2

University Core Requirement Area D

4
Total Hours 16

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

University Core Requirement Area A

3

University Core Requirement Area D

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 18

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 4440 (Vocal Pedagogy) (Other Options*)

2

MUS 3310 (Introduction to Music Education)

3

EDUC 2110 (Investigating Crit/Contemp Issues in Edu)

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 18

Notes

* Choose one: Two semesters of APxx1000 or one semester of MUS 1730/40 or MUS 4440 (only offered every other spring: S16, S18).

  • During the spring Semester of your sophomore year, take the 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 4480 (Choral Conducting—only offered every other fall: F16, F18)

2

MUS 3320 (General Music in Early Childhood)

3

** MUS 4800 (Music History I) or MUS 4810 (Music History II)

3

University Core Requirement Area C

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 16

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

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

3

MUS 3000 (Recital I)

0

MUS 3330 (General Music in Middle and Secondary Schools

3

**MUS 4810 (Music History II)

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 17

Notes

** Satisfies the CTW requirement.

  • During the Spring Semester of your junior year, apply for part-time and full-time student teaching.

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

APxx 4001 (Private Lessons

1

EDUC 2130 (Exploring Learning and Teaching)

3

MUS 30xx (Large Ensemble)

1

MUS 3340 (Choral Music in the Schools)

3

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
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 the Fall Semester of your senior year, apply for a full-time student teaching placement.
  • During the Final semester of your senior year, take the GACE Content, GACE Ethics Exit, and edTPA assessments. Apply for actual Induction Level Teaching Certificate.