Undergraduate 2018-2019

Music Education BME - K-12 Instrumental Teaching Emphasis - Licensure: Music (Grades K-12)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: Mark Montemayor, Ph.D., Head, Music Educ. Area

Location: Frasier Hall 108

Telephone: 970.351.2993

Fax: 970.351.1923

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/music

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Credits

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Music Education degree emphasizes competencies in basic musicianship and professional education and breadth of general studies, with attention to attitudes relating to human considerations and to social, economic and cultural components that give individual communities their identity.

The degree program assists students in becoming broadly based, knowledgeable and skilled school music educators with licensure to teach Music K-12.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Students planning to major in music are required to submit an application for admission to the School of Music. An audition is required for all applicants to music degree programs; for some graduate programs, an interview may be conducted in lieu of an audition. Current School of Music admission guidelines and audition requirements are available at: http://arts.unco.edu/music/apply/.
  • Students meeting the general admission requirements of the University may be accepted as undeclared majors. However, students may only be designated as music majors upon successful completion of the School of Music application and audition process.

    Program Requirements:

    • Students planning to major in music are required to submit an application for admission to the School of Music. An audition is required for all applicants to music degree programs; for some graduate programs, an interview may be conducted in lieu of an audition. Current School of Music admission guidelines and audition requirements are available at: arts.unco.edu/music/apply/
    • Students meeting the general admission requirements of the University may be accepted as undeclared majors. However, students may only be designated as music majors upon successful completion of the School of Music application and audition process.

    Music Education Program Requirement

    • All program requirements must be completed prior to student teaching.
    • In all MUS courses, a student must receive C- or better to fulfill degree requirements.
    • Any student receiving lower than a C- in a MUS prefix class for the second time in the same class will be placed on probation. If the student receives lower than a C- a third time in the same class, the student will be removed from the major.
    • Students are required to take MUS 100 7 times, based on degree. This is not tied to lessons.
    • After students have fulfilled the requirements for applied lessons in their degree, additional applied lessons will be at the discretion of the studio teacher and Director.
    • All students in applied lessons must enroll in a major ensemble. Students that do not have a major ensemble required for the duration of the degree program should follow their degree requirements.
    • Any student receiving a grade below a C- in applied lessons will be placed on probation. A second semester of a grade below a C- in applied lessons will result, upon consent from the area, in removal from the major.
    • The required half Senior Recital must be performed during a semester prior to the student teaching semester. Students must meet all music performance and recital attendance requirements listed in the respective studio and/ or area handbooks.
    • The student must pass an upper-level qualifying examination, determined by the performance area, before he/she may enroll in 400-level instruction. This examination is to be taken by the end of the fourth semester of 200-level instruction. If the student does not pass this examination on the first try, he/she may retake it once in the subsequent semester. If the student does not pass a second time, they will be removed from the degree.
    • Two semesters of 400-level instruction (Applied Music) are required.

    Music Education PTEP Requirement

    • Student must demonstrate professional promise as a teacher to the satisfaction of the music education faculty via an interview with the faculty as part of MUS 210 (Introduction to Music Education), and must continue to demonstrate professional growth through satisfactory progress in subsequent coursework.
    • Students admitted to professional teacher education programs are expected to maintain accepted standards of professional behavior in all aspects of their work in their program. The music education faculty will periodically review the suitability of candidates for continuation in the program. Students who do not attain or uphold such standards are subject to academic sanctions at the discretion of the music education faculty, including denial, suspension, probation, or dismissal from the program.
    • Previously-admitted students whose progress in the program is deemed suspect or unacceptable may be required to appear before the music education faculty (individually or collectively) to discuss conditions for their continuance as a professional teacher candidate.

    PTEP Program Requirement:

    If you are seeking licensure in your program area, the following items are required to complete your program.

    • Completion of Application for Initial Admission to PTEP

    • Completion of Full Admission to PTEP

    • Completion of Application for Student Teaching

    • Completion of content specific PRAXIS test prior to Student Teaching

    • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.

    • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.

    • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.

    • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.

    • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.

    Please work with your content advisor to determine when these requirements will be completed throughout your program.

    Degree Requirements — 126 Credits

    Degree Requirements

    1. Required Specified LAC — 9 credits

    LAC area 3.a. — Arts

    MUS 143Musical Styles and Context

    3

    MUS 243History of Music I

    3

    LAC— Electives

    MUS 244History of Music II

    3

    Remaining LAC — 31 credits

    See “Liberal Arts Core”.

    2. Required Major — 49 credits

    Take all of the following courses:

    MUS 100Recitals, Concerts and Productions

    0

    MUS 113Music Theory I

    3

    MUS 114Aural Skills and Sight Singing I

    1

    MUS 115Music Theory II

    3

    MUS 116Aural Skills and Sight Singing II

    1

    MUS 160Class Piano I

    1

    MUS 161Class Piano II

    1

    MUS 209Introduction to Music Technology

    2

    MUS 213Music Theory III

    3

    MUS 214Aural Skills and Sight Singing III

    1

    MUS 215Music Theory IV

    3

    MUS 216Aural Skills and Sight Singing IV

    1

    MUS 260Class Piano III

    1

    MUS 314Guitar in the Classroom

    1

    MUS 319Instrumental Techniques and Conducting

    1

    MUS 320Wind Literature, Pedagogy and Conducting

    2

    MUS 330String Techniques

    1

    MUS 360Voice Class

    1

    MUS 361Single Reed and Flute Class

    1

    MUS 362Double Reed Class

    1

    MUS 364Brass and Percussion Class

    2

    MUS 404Jazz Methods and Materials

    2

    Major Musical Organization

    7

    Performance Study and/or Applied Music

    7

    Choose two credits from the following courses based on your instrument:

    Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion (2 credits)

    MUS 292Marching Band

    1

    MUS 492Marching Band

    1

    Strings (2 credits)

    MUS 230Small Ensembles and Chamber Music

    1

    MUS 430Small Ensembles and Chamber Music

    1

    Remaining Major

    Take 1 credit of MUS-prefix courses.

    3. Required PTEP — 36 credits

    EDF 370Social Foundations of Education

    3

    Complete one of the following courses, based on preferred teaching level:

    PSY 347Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers

    3

    PSY 349Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers

    3

    Complete the following courses:

    EDFE 444Supervised Student Teaching

    1-15

    EDRD 340Developing Language and Literacy in the Content Areas

    3

    EDSE 433Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom

    2

    EDFE 444: Students will take 11 credits

    Complete the following PTEP Methods Courses (14 credits):

    MUS 210Introduction to Music Education

    1

    MUS 310Teaching General Music in Elementary Schools

    2

    MUS 312Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools

    2

    MUS 317Teaching Instrumental Music in Secondary Schools

    2

    MUS 325Choral Methods and Literature for Elementary and Secondary Schools

    1

    MUS 331String Pedagogy and Literature for the Instrumental Music Teacher

    2

    MUS 356Marching Band Techniques

    1

    MUS 414Transitional Capstone Course in Music Education

    2

    MUS 450Seminar in Student Teaching for Music Educators

    1