Music Education B.S.

An audition is required for acceptance into this program.

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music Education requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Required courses: 46 sh

MUS 111THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 112THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 113AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 114AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

MUS 211THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 212THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV

3 sh

MUS 213AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

MUS 214AURAL SKILLS IV

1 sh

MUS 354MUSIC EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 313FORM AND ANALYSIS

2 sh

MUS 315THE MUSIC OF ANCIENT TIMES THROUGH BAROQUE

4 sh

MUS 316CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 360CHORAL METHODS AND LITERATURE

2 sh

MUS 361INSTRUMENTAL METHODS I

2 sh

MUS 362INSTRUMENTAL METHODS II

2 sh

MUS 366CONDUCTING

2 sh

MUS 41320th CENTURY TECHNIQUES

2 sh

MUS 461MUSIC EDUCATION K-12 METHODS

4 sh

In addition, each Music Education major must complete the following:

(a) 2 semester hours in the primary (principal) applied music area each semester for a minimum of 10 semester hours (one semester at the 300 level is required) 10 sh

(b) successful completion of the adjudicated degree recital (MUS 030)

(c) ensemble from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 105 and MUS 109 7 sh

  • All majors must complete one of these ensembles outside of the primary instrument
  • All music education majors must take three semester hours of MUS 102, University Chorale, and one of these hours must be a concurrent enrollment in MUS 360, choral Methods and Literature, or MUS 366, Conducting
  • In addition, students whose primary instrument is wind or percussion must complete two semesters of MUS 109 (Wind and percussion majors must complete two semesters of MUS 109; all majors must complete one of these ensembles outside of major instrument/voice)

(d) Keyboard proficiency

(e) MUS 010 Departmental Recital each semester of residency as a Music Education major

In addition, vocal majors must take MUS 258 Diction for Singers I and MUS 259 Diction for Singers II

Professional courses: 37 sh

SOC 243SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

PSY 321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 461MUSIC EDUCATION K-12 METHODS

4 sh

EDU 315EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

4 sh

EDU 355TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS

4 sh

EDU 402EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR I FOR MIDDLE, K-12, AND SECONDARY MAJORS

1 sh

EDU 403EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR II

2 sh

EDU 450TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

4 sh

EDU 481STUDENT TEACHING

10 sh

MUS 030 Degree Recital is a performance on the primary instrument. The requirements are governed by a state approved rubric and adjudicated by a faculty committee. Well- researched (with substantial documentation of reputable sources, well-written program notes are part of the requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 162-164

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