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  • Music Education

    The Bachelor of Music in music education prepares students to become musicians and music teachers in a K-12 instructional setting. Through studies in conducting, rehearsal planning, teaching techniques, and theory, applied performance, music literature and history and piano, students will be able to structure and apply music for meaningful and effective music class and ensemble instruction.

    Music Education major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass the General Knowledge Test and the Music (K-12) Subject Area Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
    • Satisfactory faculty evaluation of a student portfolio.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Perform at an advanced level on an instrument or voice in solo and ensemble settings.
    2. Develop teaching, planning, rehearsal and conducting skills for K-12 music classes and ensembles.
    3. Apply knowledge of common elements and organizational patterns of music.
    4. Apply knowledge of music history from early practice to the present.
    5. Critically analyze and evaluate problems and issues in music and other disciplines.
    6. Consistently and accurately discriminate musical quality based on sound musical reasoning.
    7. Display effective verbal and written communication of musical judgments, criticisms and preferences.
    8. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, ideas, thoughts and feelings in music and other disciplines.
    9. Collaborate effectively with colleagues.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9
    MUE 2040   I              
    MUE 3311 and MUE 3330   R              
    MUE 4940   A              
    MUG 4104   R              
    MUH 3211       I R   I  R  
    MUH 3212 and MUH 3213       R R   R    
    MUN Ensemble R         R     R
    ​MUT 1121     ​I            
    MV_ 141_ or MV_ 242_ I   R   I I   I I
    MV_3970 A     A A A A    
    2000-level Performance and Musicianship Juries     A         A A
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    Assessment Types

    • Clinical project (student teaching)
    • Juries
    • Project/recital
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