Music Education

Why Music Ed?

A Music Education major is made for students who are passionate about a career in music or teaching music. It gives students the opportunity and potential to be a music teacher, while a Music Education concentration allows you to become proficient in your voice or a select instrument.

What You Gain from the Music Education Program

  • Establish a friendly rapport and exhibit warmth, care, respect and unconditional acceptance of students as individuals.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional characteristics as well as being life-long learners by setting professional goals and continually reflecting on and evaluating their teaching.
  • Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge in general core education subjects and extensive knowledge in their curricular area.
  • Value a holistic approach in dealing with learners by engaging in a wide range of teaching techniques and assessment practices, promoting learners’ construction of understanding and higher order thinking.
  • Develop relevant learning for pupils of varied educational, cultural, economic and language backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology for their own learning and integrate available technology in their teaching to enhance student learning.

What You Need To Do

  1. Audition for the music program.
  2. Complete the general education test of reading, mathematics skills, and writing skills sections of PRAXIS CORE with scores of at least 150 on the mathematics, 162 on the writing skills sections, and 156 on the reading skills section. Students must furnish the Music Department, Teacher Education Department and Registrar with PRAXIS CORE scores.
    • Each section may be taken as often as needed to pass.
    • Classes in Teacher Education may not be taken until this requirement is satisfied.
    • Students with 21 or above composite ACT scores are exempted from the PRAXIS CORE requirement.
  3. Complete TE100 Integrated Studies for Teachers and TE203 Studies in the Foundations of Teaching with a grade of "C" or above.
  4. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours and achieved a minimum of 2.5 GPA with no grade lower than a "C" prior to admission to the program. Students admitted to the program whose GPA falls below 2.5 are placed on probation. Two consecutive semesters on probation will result in suspension from the program.

Scholarships Available!

  • The Music Department has scholarships available in addition to the academic scholarships being offered by the University. For more scholarship information contact Department Chair, Dr. John Anthony at (740) 420-5905.