Teacher Education: Music Education (Grades PreK-12) B.S.MS.

The college works cooperatively with the Music and Dance department in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a program in Music Education which leads to both degree and licensure for grades PreK-12.

The curriculum in music education, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Music Education, is recommended to students who have sufficient training and musical ability to justify a career in music. Prospective students must audition before entering the program. Graduates are qualified for positions as instructors of music in public and private schools.

A minimum of 125 approved semester credits is required for the degree. Students must pass the piano proficiency and PRAXIS Core examinations before the semester prior to student teaching. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding teaching licensure and degree requirements from the CESS Licensure Officer, 531 Waterman, or the Student Services Office website.

Techniques courses (brass, percussion, string, woodwind, vocal), and Methods and Practicum courses (choral, general, instrumental) are offered on a rotating schedule. Consult your advisor for available courses per semester.