Perform proficiently with the creative and performance skills appropriate to the student’s principal instrument.
Identify and synthesize key components of western tonal music theory and music history.
Demonstrate mastery of aural skills including sight reading and dictation (melodic and harmonic).
Demonstrate the ability to synthesize theoretical knowledge and practical skills in order to plan, teach and self-assess classroom teaching in the K–12 school environment.
Perform on secondary instruments including piano, guitar, voice and classroom instruments at a level appropriate to teach in the K–12 school setting.
Synthesize, integrate, and adapt past and current music teaching and learning theories in the context of varying teaching placements and situations.
Display attitudes and attributes that are consistent with the level of professionalism expected from public and private school teachers.
For music education majors, MU 211 and MU 212 together will satisfy the Western Cultural Heritage Area of Understanding for Core. Admission to the Music Education program is dependent upon meeting the general requirements for admission to the undergraduate program of the Department of Education. Please refer to the course catalog for the admission requirements for the undergraduate program of the Department of Education. Upon completion of this degree program, students are eligible to obtain the Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. The Music Education major is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This program can be completed in four years but may require additional summer coursework.
Two English courses (one literature and one writing).
Two math courses.
Additional Requirements for Music Education:
A Music Education major may not enroll in a course required for that major unless a grade of C- or better has been earned in all prerequisite courses. To graduate, a Music Education major must maintain the following standards:
A Music Education major must earn a grade of C- or better in all music and music education courses.
A Music Education major must satisfy the standards and requirements of the educational practicum and student-teaching experiences.