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

  • College

  • College of the Arts
  • Department

  • School of Music

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 3310 (Introduction to Music Education)

3

MUS 2540 (Aural Skills III)

1

MUS 2710 (Group Instruction in Piano III)

1

University Core Requirement Area A

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 (Pedagogy) (Other Options*)

2

University Core Requirement Area C

3

University Core Requirement Area D

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 18

Notes

* Choose one: MUS 1730/40 or APxx1000 (2 semesters) or MUS 4440 (only offered every other spring: S16, S18).

  • Above 18 hours requires Overload Request through Student Advisement Center, must meet minimum academic requirements. Consider taking University Core Requirements during the summer semesters.
  • During the Fall 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 4810 (Music History) or MUS 4820 (World Music)

3

EDUC 2110 (Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education)

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 from Classical to the Present)

3

University Core Requirement Area E

3
Total Hours 17

Notes

** These courses satisfy the Critical Thinking through Writing (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 Final semester of your senior year, take the GACE Content, GACE Ethics Exit, and edTPA assessments. Apply for actual Induction Level Teaching Certificate.