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The university offers a state-approved program in K-12 Music Education. Upon completion of the program and the satisfaction of all program requirements students will be recommended to the Ohio Department of Education for initial licensure.

Objectives

On completion, students should be able to:
  • Establish a friendly rapport and exhibit warmth, care, respect, and 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.
This degree program is available in the following format:

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MAJOR 88-92 HOURS

MUSIC THEORY19

  • Continuation from Music Fundamentals, including study of chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, beginning four-part writing, and harmonic progressions.
    Prerequisite: MUS1010 with a C or higher, successful music theory placement exam, or consent of the instructor.
  • Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.
    Prerequisite: MUS1010 or successful music theory placement exam
  • Continuation of MUS2020, including study of cadences, phrases and periods, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and secondary dominant chords.
    Prerequisite: MUS2010 with a grade of C or higher
  • Continuation of MUS105.
    Prerequisite: MUS2011 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Continuation of Music Theory II. Modulatory techniques, mode mixtures, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic modulations.
    Prerequisite: MUS2012 or successful music theory placement exam
  • Continuation of MUS106.
    Prerequisite: MUS2013 or successful music theory placement exam
  • Continuation of Music Theory III.
    Prerequisite: MUS3010 or successful music theory placement exam
  • Continuation of MUS205.
    Prerequisite: MUS3011 with a C or higher
  • Structural principles and forms of homophonic music, particularly Baroque and Classical forms.
    Prerequisite: MUS3010 with a C or higher

MUSIC HISTORY9

*This course may be applied to the GenEd Humanities requirements.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE25

  • 1000-level Major Applied Study4
  • 3000-level Major Applied Study6
  • 1000-level Secondary Applied Study3
  • Attendance at on- and off-campus musical performances. Appreciation of a variety of musical literature and concert formats, and observation of elements that help create an effective performance.
  • Public performance of at least 50 minutes of music from a variety of historic and stylistic genera. Literature should be appropriate to the requirements for senior-level study and should include ensemble repertoire.
  • Conducting patterns with an emphasis on establishing a clear and communicable style to direct an ensemble. Students analyze and direct music using a variety of meters, dynamics, and styles.
    Prerequisite: 2010 with a C or higher
  • Ensemble Electives7
Conducting Elective, choose on of the following:
  • Conducting techniques for leading choral ensembles, score analysis, study of diction, and musical styles. Expressive conducting of music selected from a broad repertory.
    Prerequisite: MUS4011
  • Instrumental conducting techniques, literature, and materials.
    Prerequisite: MUS4011

EDUCATION CORE29

  • Deductive thinking in the areas of reading, writing, and math, with preparation for the PRAXIS CORE test. Students with an ACT score of 21 or higher are exempt from this course.
    Prerequisite: ACT score of 18 or higher Course Fee: $240.00 (PRAXIS CORE exam)
  • Technologies available for classroom use and their adaptations to the promotion of learning, including the potential and the limitations of computers as tools for teachers.
  • This course is a prerequisite for entry into an education degree program. Introduction to principles and philosophy of education in public and Christian schools.
    Prerequisites: Composite ACT 21 or higher, or pass Praxis Core; Successful completion of 15 semester hours of college work; FBI & BCI background checks; Corequisite: EDU2031
  • 60 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU2030
  • Theory and practice for teaching students of diverse cultures.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030 Corequisite: EDU2241
  • Psychological perspectives of education as applied to classroom procedures. Essential preparation for Ohio Assessments for Educators dealing with principles of learning and teaching.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030; Junior standing Course Fee: $105
  • Integrating the language processes, especially reading and writing, into in all early and middle childhood subject areas, and developing an understanding of instructional strategies that facilitate a learner’s interaction with text.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030
  • Seminar corequisite for EDU499 Clinical Experience
    Corequisite: EDU4990
  • This culminating field experience provides teacher candidates a semester (13 weeks minimum) of classroom experience with a gradual assumption of responsibility across the semester. Teacher candidates must apply to student teach and successfully complete a reflective essay to participate in this gateway to the profession. Students may take no other courses during this experience except the traditional exit course, Theology Capstone.
    Prerequisite: Completion of other program requirements Course Fee for study outside the US: $2000

MUSIC PEDAGOGY CONCENTRATION 6 OR 10 HOURS

Concentrations:

INSTRUMENTAL10 HOURS

  • Playing skills and pedagogy for common brass instruments.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
  • Playing skills and pedagogy for common woodwind instruments.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
  • Playing skills and pedagogy for common percussion instruments and accessories.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
  • Methods and materials for teaching instrumental music in the junior and senior high school with an emphasis on appropriate literature for instrumental ensembles. A background check is required at the beginning of the semester to complete field experience for this course.
    Prerequisite: MUS1400, MUS3200; Background check
  • Curriculum, methodology, materials, and practices in music appropriate for grades K-8, including observations, experiences, lectures, and limited work in Pre-K (ages 3-4). For music education majors, vocal emphasis.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030; Background check

VOCAL/CHORAL6 HOURS

  • English and foreign language diction for singers, encompassing the fundamentals of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its direct application to vocal repertoire.
  • Curriculum, methodology, materials, and practices in music appropriate for grades K-8, including observations, experiences, lectures, and limited work in Pre-K (ages 3-4). For music education majors, vocal emphasis.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030; Background check
  • Teaching methodologies, classroom management strategies, and insights for effectively teaching and administering the choral music program in secondary schools. Offered spring, even years.
    Prerequisite: EDU2030; Background check

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