Bachelor of Arts; Teaching Endorsement
For students wishing to pursue a career in teaching, the department of music offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in music education. Approval of certification in vocal and/ or classroom music has been granted by the Iowa Department of Education.
Music majors are to register for recital attendance each semester of enrollment and are required to attend all music performances given by faculty and students, on and off campus. Music majors must pass the piano proficiency exam by the end of the second full year of study in order to continue in the program as a music major. Students pursuing an endorsement in music education may not student teach until the piano proficiency exam is completed. The proficiency exam in piano includes demonstrating the ability to perform vocal exercises, scales, chord progressions, choral score reading, harmonization, transposition, and the performance of vocal accompaniments. A senior recital or senior project, approved by the music faculty, must also be completed before graduation.
Students pursuing an endorsement in music education may not student teach until the piano proficiency exam is completed.
All music majors must complete the following requirements, each semester of registration: 1) voice and/or piano lessons, 2) choral ensembles, as determined by the faculty, 3) recital attendance.
In addition, music majors must complete: 4) a piano proficiency exam, 5) senior recital or senior project.
The department of music willa ccept no grade below a C in any MUSC course. Students are also required to apss WRTG with a C or better and are expected to demonstrate consistent quality in writing in all major courses.
NOTE: MUSC 125 is interchangeable with MUSC 225.