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 1310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 1320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 1315AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 1325AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

MUS 2310THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 2320THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV

3 sh

MUS 2315AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

MUS 2325AURAL SKILLS IV

1 sh

MUS 3530MUSIC EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 3370FORM AND ANALYSIS

2 sh

MUS 3401THE MUSIC OF ANCIENT TIMES THROUGH BAROQUE

4 sh

MUS 3402CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 3531CHORAL METHODS AND LITERATURE

2 sh

MUS 3532PERCUSSION METHODS

1 sh

MUS 3533STRING METHODS

1 sh

MUS 3538CONDUCTING

2 sh

MUS 437020th CENTURY TECHNIQUES

2 sh

MUS 4530MUSIC 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 0030)

(c) ensemble from  MUS 1010, MUS 1051, MUS 1030, MUS 1050, and MUS 1020 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 1051, University Chorale, and one of these hours must be a concurrent enrollment in MUS 3531 Choral Methods and Literature, or MUS 3538 Conducting
  • In addition, students whose primary instrument is wind or percussion must complete two semesters of MUS 1020 (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 0010 Departmental Recital each semester of residency as a Music Education major

In addition, vocal majors must take MUS 2510 Diction for Singers I and MUS 2511 Diction for Singers II.

Professional courses: 37 sh

SOC 2430SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

PSY 3820EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 4530MUSIC EDUCATION K-12 METHODS

4 sh

EDU 3150EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

4 sh

EDU 3550TEACHING IN 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS

4 sh

EDU 4020EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR I FOR MIDDLE, K-12, AND SECONDARY MAJORS

1 sh

EDU 4030EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR II

2 sh

EDU 4500TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

4 sh

EDU 4970STUDENT TEACHING

10 sh

MUS 0030 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.

Program Outcomes

Total Credit Hours: 162-164

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