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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:
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    Establish a friendly rapport and exhibit warmth, care, respect, and acceptance of students as individuals.
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    Demonstrate appropriate professional characteristics as well as being life-long learners by setting professional goals and continually reflecting on and evaluating their teaching.
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    Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge in general core education subjects and extensive knowledge in their curricular area.
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    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.
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    Develop relevant learning for pupils of varied educational, cultural, economic and language backgrounds.
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    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 87-91 Hours

Music Theory19
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    Continuation from Music Fundamentals, including study of chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, beginning four-part writing, and harmonic progressions.
    Prerequisite: Successful music theory placement exam, two semesters of applied piano, or consent of the instructor.
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    Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.
    Prerequisite: Successful music theory placement exam, two semesters of applied piano, or consent of the instructor.
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    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
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    Continuation of MUS2011.
    Prerequisite: MUS2011 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of Music Theory II. Modulatory techniques, mode mixtures, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic modulations.
    Prerequisite: MUS2012 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of MUS2013.
    Prerequisite: MUS2013 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of Music Theory III.
    Prerequisite: MUS3010 with a grade of C or higher.
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    Continuation of MUS3011.
    Prerequisite: MUS3011 with a C or higher
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    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
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    1000-level Major Applied Study4
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    3000-level Major Applied Study6
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    1000-level Secondary Applied Study3
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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: MUS2010 with a C or higher
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    Ensemble Electives7
Choose one of the following:
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    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
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    Instrumental conducting techniques, literature, and materials.
    Prerequisite: MUS4011
Education Core28
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    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.
    Fee: $139 (Professional Assessment Fee)
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    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
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    60 clock-hour field experience corequisite for EDU2030
     
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    Theory and practice for teaching students of diverse cultures.
    Prerequisites: EDU2030
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    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 Fee: $105
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    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
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    Seminar corequisite for EDU499 Clinical Experience
    Corequisite: EDU4990 Fee: $300
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    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 U.S.: $2000
Music Pedagogy Concentration6 or 10

Concentrations:

INSTRUMENTAL CONCENTRATION10

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    Playing skills and pedagogy for common brass instruments.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
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    Playing skills and pedagogy for common woodwind instruments.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
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    Playing skills and pedagogy for common percussion instruments and accessories.
    Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.
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    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
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    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/CHORAL CONCENTRATION6

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    English and foreign language diction for singers, encompassing the fundamentals of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its direct application to vocal repertoire.
     
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    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
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    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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