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  • Music Education

    The Bachelor of Music in music education curriculum (B.Mus.Ed.) prepares students to become musicians and music teachers in private life and in the public schools. It is offered in cooperation with the College of Education and includes work in music history, literature, theory, performance, conducting, ensemble, and music education.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Music education programs are available in choral, choral and keyboard, and instrumental. More than one-half of the students in the School of Music are preparing for careers as music teachers in elementary or secondary schools. In addition, undergraduates interested primarily in performance careers often take advantage of the teacher-preparation curriculum, which fulfills the educational requirements for Florida teaching certification in grades K-12, and in most other states. Programs are accredited by NASM and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Choral

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUE 2460, MUS 2211, MUS 2241, MUT 1121 and MVK 1111 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MVV 1411 Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360, MUS 2221, MUS 2231, MUT 1122 and MVK 1112 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MVV 1411 Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUE 2040, MUE 2440 or MUE 2470, MUE 2450, MUT 2126 and MVK 2221 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MVV 2421 Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUH 3211 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 2127 and MVK 2222 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MVV 2421 Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2000-level Performance Jury
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Exam
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete MUE 3311, MUG 4104 and MVV 3431 with minimum grades of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators
    GE-S and D
    ​3
    MUE 2440 String Skills or
    MUE 2470 Percussion Skills
    1
    MUE 2460 Brass Skills 1 1
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 2211 English Diction 1
    MUS 2241 Italian Diction 1
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1 1
    MVV 1411 Voice 2
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    MUN Ensemble, 1000 level 1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 2
    MUS 2221 German Diction 1
    MUS 2231 French Diction 1
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2 1
    MVV 1411 Voice 2
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 3 Credits
    MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors 1
    GE-M
    3
    MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education 2
    MUE 2450 Woodwind Skills 1 1
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3 1
    MVV 2421 Voice 2
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics or
    MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa or
    MUH 3541 Latin American Music
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4 1
    MVV 2421 Voice 2
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Total 16

    All students are required to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) general knowledge test by end of the sophomore year.

    For the B.Mus.Ed., students must complete at least 50 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUE 3311 Music in Elementary Schools 3
    MUG 4104 Conducting 1 2
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MVV 3431 Voice 2
    RED 3312 Content Area Literacy 3
    Total 14
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUE 3330 Music Education in Secondary Schools 3
    MUG 4202 Choral Conducting and Materials 2
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MVV 3431 Voice 2
    MVV 3970 Junior Recital 1
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUE 4421 Choral / General Music Techniques 2
    MUT 3321 Arranging Voice / Instrument 3
    MVK 1411 Piano 2
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers 3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUE 4140 Administration of Music Education 2
    MUE 4940 Student Teaching in Music Education 10
    Total 12

    Total Credits Required for Degree: 123

    Remaining portions of the FTCE and an online portfolio showing evidence of the Florida Accomplished Practices as prescribed by the Florida Department of Education must be completed prior to student teaching.

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    Choral and Keyboard

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUE 2460, MUS 2211, MUS 2241 and MUT 1121 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MV_ 141_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete 2 credits of MVK 3702 with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360, MUS 2221, MUS 2231 and MUT 1122 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MV_ 141_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MVK 3702 with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUE 2040, MUE 2440, MUE 2450 and MUT 2126 with minimum grades of C
    • Choral emphasis only must take MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MV_ 242_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUE 2470 and MUT 2127 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUH 3211 with a minimum grade of C
    • Choral emphasis only must take MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MV_ 242_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2000-level Performance Jury
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Exam
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete MUE 3311 and MUG 4104 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MV_ 343_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors 1
    GE-M
    3
    MUE 2460 Brass Skills 1 1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 2211 English Diction 1
    MUS 2241 Italian Diction 1
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 3702 Accompanying 2
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 2
    MUS 2221 German Diction 1
    MUS 2231 French Diction 1
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 3702 Accompanying 2
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education 2
    MUE 2440 String Skills 1 1
    MUE 2450 Woodwind Skills 1 1
    MUN large choral ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    RED 3312 Content Area Literacy 3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUE 2470 Percussion Skills 1
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN large choral ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3​
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16

    All students are required to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) general knowledge test by end of the sophomore year.

    For the B.Mus.Ed., students must complete at least 50 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators
    GE-S and D
    ​3
    MUE 3311 Music in Elementary Schools 3
    MUG 4104 Conducting 1 2
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN large choral ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 2
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers 3
    Total 17
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUE 3330 Music Education in Secondary Schools 3
    MUG 4202 Choral Conducting 2
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUN large choral ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 3970 Junior Recital 1
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 2
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUE 4421 Choral / General Music Techniques 2
    MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics or
    MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa or
    MUH 3541 Latin American Music
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUT 3321 Arranging Voice / Instrument 3
    MVV 1411 Voice 2
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUE 4140 Administration of Music Education 2
    MUE 4940 Student Teaching in Music Education 10
    Total 12

    Total Credits Required for Degree: 122

    Remaining portions of the FTCE and an online portfolio showing evidence of the Florida Accomplished Practices as prescribed by the Florida Department of Education must be completed prior to student teaching.

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    Instrumental

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUE 2440, MUE 2470, MUS 1360, MUT 1121 and MVK 1111 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MV_ 141_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUE 2430, MUE 2442, MUT 1122 and MVK 1112 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MV_ 141_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUE 2040, MUE 2450, MUE 2460, MUT 2126 and MVK 2221 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 credits of MV_ 242_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUE 2452, MUE 2462, MUT 2127 and MVK 2222 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUH 3211 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete 2 additional credits of MV_ 242_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2000-level Performance Jury
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Exam
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete MUE 3311 and MUG 4104 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete 2 credits of MVK 343_ Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators
    GE-S and D
    ​3
    MUE 2440 String Skills 1 1
    MUE 2470 Percussion Skills 1
    MUN large ensemble, 1000 level 1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 2
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1 1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors 1
    GE-M
    3
    MUE 2430 Voice Skills 1
    MUE 2442 String Skills 2 1
    MUN large ensemble, 1000 level 1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2 1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education 2
    MUE 2450 Woodwind Skills 1 1
    MUE 2460 Brass Skills 1 1
    MUN large ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3 1
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUE 2452 Woodwind Skills 2 1
    MUE 2462 Brass Skills 2 1
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN large ensemble, 1000 level 1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4 1
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 18

    All students are required to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) general knowledge test by end of the sophomore year.

    For the B.Mus.Ed., students must complete at least 50 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUE 3311 Music in Elementary Schools 3
    MUG 4104 Conducting 1 2
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN large ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 2
    RED 3312 Content Area Literacy 3
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers 3
    Total 17
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUE 3330 Music Education in Secondary Schools 3
    MUE 4480 Marching Band Techniques
    All instruments except for strings. Strings should select any one-credit elective.
    3
    MUG 4302 Instrumental Conducting and Materials 2
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUN large ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 2
    MV_ 3970 Junior Recital 1
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUE 3343 Materials and Methods of String Class Teaching or
    MUE 4422 Materials and Methods of Teaching Winds and Percussion
    2
    MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics or
    MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa or
    MUH 3541 Latin American Music
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUT 3321 Arranging for Voices and Instruments 3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUE 4140 Administration of Music Education 2
    MUE 4940 Student Teaching in Music Education 10
    Total 12

    Total Credits Required for Degree: 125

    Remaining portions of the FTCE and an online portfolio showing evidence of the Florida Accomplished Practices as prescribed by the Florida Department of Education must be completed prior to student teaching.

    Music education majors must take one semester of Marching Band (wind and percussion).

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