Program Requirements

Hours: 51 for Music Major + 51-52 for Music Education Licensure

Prerequisites for Licensure - 16 hours

COM 100 Spoken Word (3) C
EDU 190 Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)
ENG 101 Written Word (3) C
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
SOC 103 Our Social World (3) CS
Choose one discipline specific math (MTH) course in the Core Curriculum (3) CMA

Theory - 12 hours

MUS 101 Theory and Skills 1 (3)
MUS 118 Theory and Skills 2 (3)
MUS 307 Theory and Skills 3 (3)
MUS 404 Theory and Skills 4 (3)

History - 12 hours

MUS 131 World Music (3) CAM
MUS 212 American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3 (3) CAM
MUS 233 Listen to This:Musical Masterworks from the Middle Ages to 1750 (3) CAM
MUS 234 Listen to This:Musical Masterworks from 1750 to Present (3) CAM

Ensemble Leadership  - 6 hours

MUS 213 Church Music and Worship (3)
MUS 403 Basic Conducting (3)

Piano - 6 hours

MUS 105 Piano I (3) CAM
MUS 106 Piano II (3)

Ensembles - 10 hours

**MUS 110E or MUS 120F or MUS 120K must be taken for 1 credit hour for 7 semesters.

Students must also take MUS 110E for one credit hour and MUS 120N for 1 credit hour for 2 semesters.

**Piano Majors may choose either University Band or University Singers.  Not performing in an Ensemble is not an option.  In Singers, a pianist is responsible for some accompanying.  Other students choose the appropriate ensemble.

Applied - 7 hours

MUS 140A - 200A (1), MUS 405 (1) Senior Recital, MUS 000R Repertoire Class (0) Required every semester, unless student teaching.

General licensure Requirements - 15 hours

EDU 207 Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)
EDU 217 Technology in the Instructional Process (2)
RDG 311 Content Area Reading (3)
SED 215 Human Exceptionalities (3)
SED 215S Serv Lrng:Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP
SED 340 Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

Music Education Licensure Requirements - 20-21 hours

EDU 333M Music Education Practicum (2-3) EXP
EDU 444M Music Education Student Teaching (12) EXP
MUS 343 Methods of Music I (3)
MUS 344 Methods of Music II (3)

Licensure for Teachers
The Multi-Age Education Licensure programs are offered to those who are interested in teaching students in grades K-12 in the areas of art or music. These programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students in a Multi-Age Licensure program must meet the Core Curriculum requirements of the University while completing course work in their major area of study. They also take a block of professional education courses that provide a strong framework in the philosophy, theory, and practice of teaching.

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1. Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2. Learner characteristics - the candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  3. Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals and differentiates instruction based on students' needs and assessment results.
  4. Learning environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5. Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.