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Major in Music Education

Carthage offers a major in vocal and instrumental music education. The curriculum includes general music methods, secondary music methods, and world music methods, and meets the requirements for K-12 licensure in music education. 

In addition to the information listed below, students should also consult the Education Department section of the Carthage College catalog for information about the Teacher Licensure Program and information about courses required of all special fields licensure candidates. Students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in order to take MUS 3200, MUS 4200, MUS 4210, and MUS 4220. Additionally, students must be in the TEP one semester prior to applying for student teaching and must apply to student teach one semester prior to student teaching.
Visit the Education Department website to learn more

Vocal/General K-12 Music Education

In addition to the core music major, the following courses are required of students pursuing an emphasis in Vocal Music Education:

MUS 1180 Introduction to Music Education (2 cr.)
MUS 2090 Global Music Education (2 cr.)
MUS 2180 Basic Conducting (2 cr.)
MUS 3110 Choral Conducting and Techniques (2 cr.)
MUS 3140 Learning About Instruments (1 cr.)
MUS 3200 Field Experience (0 cr.)
MUS 4210 General Music Methods (4 cr.)
MUS 4220 Vocal Music Methods (4 cr.)
Satisfactory half recital (0 cr.)

Additional notes:
If voice is not the principal performing area, at least four credits of applied music must be in voice.

COURSES REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDU 1010 Education and Society (4 cr.)
EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 cr.)
MUS 1180 Introduction to Music Education (2 cr.)

COURSES REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDU 3050 Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 cr.)
EDU 3520 Developmental and Content Area Reading (4 cr.)
EDU 3900 Junior Thesis Seminar (2 cr.)
EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar (12 cr.)

Additional notes:
Students must be accepted into the TEP prior to enrolling in MUS 3200, MUS 4200, MUS 4210, or MUS 4220

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE

HIS 1000 Issues in American History (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Social Science course (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Biological Science course* (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Physical Science course (physics or chemistry*)
*At least one must be a lab science.

Instrumental/General K-12 Music Education

In addition to the core music major, the following courses are required of students pursuing an emphasis in Instrumental Music Education:

MUS 1180 Introduction to Music Education (2 cr.)
MUS 2050 Woodwind Techniques (1 cr.)
MUS 2060 Brass Techniques (1 cr.)
MUS 2070 Percussion Techniques (1 cr.)
MUS 2080 String Techniques (2 cr.)
MUS 2090 Global Music Education (2 cr.)
MUS 2180 Basic Conducting (2 cr.)
MUS 3100 Instrumental Conducting and Techniques (2 cr.)
MUS 3200 Field Experience (0 cr.)
MUS 4210 General Music Methods (4 cr.)
MUS 4200 Instrumental Music Methods (4 cr.)
Choral ensemble participation (0 cr., 1 term)

Additional notes:
Instrumental Music Majors may substitute class voice or one semester of applied voice for the Choral Ensemble Participation.

COURSES REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDU 1010 Education and Society (4 cr.)
EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 cr.)
MUS 1180 Introduction to Music Education (2 cr.)

COURSES REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDU 3050 Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 cr.)
EDU 3520 Developmental and Content Area Reading (4 cr.)
EDU 3900 Junior Thesis Seminar (2 cr.)
EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar (12 cr.)

Additional notes:
Students must be accepted into the TEP prior to enrolling in MUS 3200, MUS 4200, MUS 4210, or MUS 4220

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE

HIS 1000 Issues in American History (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Social Science course (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Biological Science course* (4 cr.)
Any appropriate Physical Science course (physics or chemistry*)
*At least one must be a lab science.

 

 

 

 

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