Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.
Program Admission Requirements: A placement test in music theory and performance is required before enrolling in any courses as a major. Students must complete or test out of MUSI 100 and MUSI 102 and perform a successful audition to be admitted into the Music Education degree program. Student must fulfill all requirements for admission to Teacher Education. EDUC 211 must be completed in the second year. Admission to Teacher Education required before enrolling in EDUC 460 , EDUC 480 , EDUC 490 , and READ 320 . Please consult music program handbook for additional information.
Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester. In order to graduate, students in this degree program must: 1. Obtain a grade of C or higher in all music and education courses; 2. Pass the Piano Proficiency Exam; 3. Pass the PRAXIS I Exam or submit proof of exemption; 4. Complete juries each semester of applied lessons; 5. Pass the Sophomore Qualifying Exam (prior to 300 level of applied lessons); 6. Successfully complete a Senior Recital in the semester before graduation and perform a senior recital hearing one month before the scheduled recital date; 7. Earn a grade of P in MUSI 165 for five semesters.