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Music Teaching


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.

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.

 


Core Courses

MUSC 114 - Music Theory I
MUSC 114L - Music Theory Lab I
MUSC 115 - Music Theory II
MUSC 115L - Music Theory Lab II
MUSC 125 - American Popular Music (Online)
MUSC 247 - Music History and Literature I
MUSC 248 - Music History and Literature II
MUSC 314 - Music Theory III
MUSC 314L - Music Theory Lab III
MUSC 315 - Music Theory IV
MUSC 315L - Music Theory Lab IV
MUSC 345 - Methods of Teaching Music in Elementary School
MUSC 437 - Conducting I
MUSC 438 - Conducting II
MUSC 440 - Methods of Teaching Music in Secondary School

Additional Program Requirements

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.

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.

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.

A senior recital or senior project, approved by the music faculty, must also be completed before graduation.

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.