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Music Education

Degree Option

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.

Description of Program

Candidates for this degree must complete a total of 124-130 credits: 18 credits in applied music, 19 credits in music theory, 12 credits in music history-literature, 13-15 credits of music education and methods courses, 28 credits of professional education and 7 credits of ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum. Prior to student teaching, all candidates will have completed one semester of a small ensemble experience during their years at Drake.

Requirements for Major

The program of study for this degree is outlined below.

Instrumental/General Classroom Emphasis

Semester 1.1 credits
Applied Music Major 2
Music 6 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 1 – Materials of Music I 3
Music 2 – Materials of Music I 1
Music 13---Introduction to Music Education 1
FYS ----- - First Year Seminar 3
AOI – Quantitative Math 3-4
Ensemble Music 148,149,150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
15-16 credit hours
   
Semester 1.2  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 7 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 3 – Materials of Music II 3
Music 4 – Materials of Music II 1
Music 81—World Music 3
AOI---Historical Consciousness 3
EDUC 105 or 106 Human Development 3 (20 hr. practicum)
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17 credit hours
   
Semester 2.1  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 49 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 51 – Materials of Music III 3
Music 52 – Materials of Music III 1
Music 62 – Voice Methods and Materials 1 [Fall 2010,2012,2014, etc]
Music 85---Music History I 3
Selected Instrumental Methods 1-2
EDUC 103 – Foundations of Education 3 (40 hr. observation practicum)
SPED 120 – Intro to Children w/Special Needs 3 (no observation hours)
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  19-20 credit hours
   
Semester 2.2  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 50 – Piano Lab IV or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 53 – Materials of Music IV 3 (Critical Thinking AOI)
Music 54 – Materials of Music IV 1
Music 95---Music History II 3
Selected Instrumental Methods 1-2
**Music 146 - Techniques in Jazz 2 (3 obs. hrs: Spr 2011,2013,2015)
AOI - Engaged Citizen [Required by SofEd] 3
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17-18 credit hours

By the completion of the sophomore year, music education students must have completed EDUC 103, 106, and SPED 120. Prospective teachers must pass the Praxis I exam, known as the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in order to apply for entrance into the Teacher Education Program. Scores should be sent electronically to the School of Education. In addition, the candidate's G.P.A. must be 2.5 or higher to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program. A Sophomore Checkpoint will be completed with Professor of Music Education. A PIANO PROFICIENCY EXAM administered at the end of this semester. Four semesters of some piano experience is required of all BME’s.

Semester 3.1  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 107 – Analysis of Post-Tonal Music 3
Music 105---History of Music III 3
Selected Instrumental Methods 1-2
Music 156 – Elem Vocal/Gen. Mus Educ 3
**Music 134 - Marching Band Tech 2 (4-5 obs.hrs: Fall 2011,2013,2015)
EDUC 109 – Educational Technology 2 (Information Lit. AOI)
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17-18 credit hours
   
Semester 3.2  
Applied Music Major 2
Selected Instrumental Methods 1-2
***Music 159 - Instrumental Performance in the Junior and Senior High School 3 (10 obs. hrs -- each spring)
**Music 146 - Techniques in Jazz 2 (3 obs. hrs: Spg: 2011,2013,2015)
EDUC 142 – Reading & Interdisciplinary Curr 3 (10 hr practicum)
OR  
EDUC 164 - Perspective in Race, Gen, Ethnicity 3 (Multicultural AOI)
AOI—Physical Science or Life Science 3-4
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  15-17 credits
   
Semester 4.1  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 161 – Instrumental Conducting 2 [Fall only]
**Music 134 - Marching Band Tech 2 (4-5 obs.hrs: Fall 2011,2013,2015)
Music 162 – Planning & Assessment in Music Ed 1 [Fall only]
EDUC 142 – Reading & Interdisciplinary Curr 3 (10 hr practicum)
OR  
EDUC 164 - Perspective in Race, Gen, Ethnicity 3 (Multicultural AOI)
AOI—Physical Science or Life Science 3-4
AOI—Written Communication 3
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17-18 credits
   
Semester 4.2  
EDUC 166 - Student Teaching – Elem 5
EDUC 167 – Student Teaching Seminar 1
EDUC 168 - Student Teaching – Secondary 6
EDUC 169 – Electronic Portfolio Workshop 1
  13 credits
   
Total Music Education: Instrumental Emphasis 121-145 Credits

*INSTRUMENTAL METHODS COURSES: These are methods and materials courses for instrumental/general music education majors. The goal of these courses is to introduce instrumental music education majors to the instruments and the appropriate pedagogy necessary for successful teaching. Five or six are to be selected from the following options:

Music 61 (String Methods and Materials)
Music 65 (High Brass Methods and Materials)
Music 66 (Low Brass Methods and Materials)
Music 67 (Single Reed and Flute Methods and Materials)
Music 68 (Double Reed Methods and Materials)
Music 71 (Percussion Methods and Materials)

** /***
These courses are interchangeable and only offered certain times. Each student’s schedule will dictate when to register for him or her. Make sure this is part of your four-year Course of Study at the time it is offered.

AOI’s can be fulfilled in various configurations. Consult with your advisor to select those that fit your personal curriculum and time schedules so as to not conflict with Methods Courses necessary for your BME degree.
OBSERVATION HOURS:
70 hrs. Are earned in EDUC courses plus 22 hrs. in MUS ED courses = 92 hrs.
Plan to obtain another 8 hrs. on your own during May terms or Winter breaks.
Observation Hours in your own hometown can be used if you document them.
All Observation Forms [with signatures] should be copied to the Mus Ed Head in the Dept. of Music for
filing and safekeeping.

Choral/General Classroom Emphasis

Semester 1.1  
Applied Voice 2
Music 6 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 1 – Materials of Music I 3
Music 2 – Materials of Music I 1
Music 13---Introduction to Music Education 1
Music 75 – Diction for Singers I 2
FYS ----- - First Year Seminar 3
AOI---Quantitative Math 3
Ensemble Music 148,149,150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17 credit hours
   
Semester 1.2  
Applied Voice 2
Music 7 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 3 – Materials of Music II 3
Music 4 – Materials of Music II 1
Music 76 – Diction for Singers II 2
Music 81 – World Music 3
EDUC 105 or 106 - Human Development 3 (20 hr. observation practicum)
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  16 credit hours
   
Semester 2.1  
Applied Voice 2
Music 49 – Piano Lab or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 51 – Materials of Music III 3
Music 52 – Materials of Music III 1
Music 85 – Music History I 3
EDUC 103 – Foundations of Education (Values & Ethics AOI) 3 (40 hrs. observation practicum
SPED 120 – Intro to Children w/Special Needs 3 [no observation hrs.]
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17 credit hours
   
Semester 2.2  
Applied Voice 2
Music 50 – Piano Lab IV or Applied Music Minor 1
Music 53 – Materials of Music IV 3 (Critical Thinking AOI)
Music 54 – Materials of Music IV 1
Music 95—Music History II 3
Engaged Citizen Offering [Required by SofEd] 3 (Engaged Citizen AOI)
AOI—Historical Consciousness 3
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  17 credit hours

By the completion of the sophomore year, music education students must have completed EDUC 103, 106, and SPED 120. Prospective teachers must pass the Praxis I exam, known as the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in order to apply for entrance into the Teacher Education Program. Scores should be sent electronically to the School of Education. In addition, the candidate's G.P.A. must be 2.5 or higher to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program. A Sophomore Checkpoint will be completed with Professor of Music Education. A PIANO PROFICIENCY EXAM administered at the end of this semester. Four semesters of some piano experience is required of all BME’s.

Semester 3.1  
Applied Voice 2
Music 105 – History of Music 1II 3 (Historical Consciousness AOI)
Music 107 – Atonal Theory 3
Music 156 – Elem Vocal/Gen. Mus Educ 3 (4-5 observation hrs)
Music 163 – Choral Conducting 2 (3-4 hrs. school observations)
Music 154 – Vocal Pedagogy [alternate yrs. Only] 2 [fall 2010; 2012; 2014]
OR  
EDUC 164 – Perspective in Race, Gen, Ethnicity 3 (Multicultural AOI)
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  16-17 credit hours
   
Semester 3.2  
Applied Voice 2
Music 155 – Jazz & Show Choir Techniques 2 (4 observation hrs.)
Music 158 – Sec Voc/Gen Mus Educ 3 (4 observation hrs.)
Music 166 – Advanced Choral Conducting 2 (3-4 hrs. school observations)
EDUC 142 – Reading & Interdisciplinary Curr 3 (10 hrs. observation practicum)
OR  
EDUC 109 – Educational Tech. –E Port 2 (Info. Lit. AOI)
AOI-Physical Science 3-4
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  15-16 credit hours
   
Semester 4.1  
Applied Voice 2
Music 154 – Vocal Pedagogy 2 [Fall 2010;2012;2014;etc]
OR  
EDUC 164 – Perspective in Race, Gen, Ethnicity 3 (Multicultural AOI)
Music 162 – Planning & Assessment in Music Ed 2
EDUC 142 – Reading & Interdisciplinary Curr 3 (10 hrs. observation practicum)
OR  
EDUC 109 – Educational Tech. –E Port 2 (Info. Lit. AOI)
Drake Curriculum 6-7
Ensemble – Music 148, 149, 150 1
Music 164 – Survey of Orchestral Instmts. 1
Music 21 – Recitals (Required) NC
  16-19 credits
   
Semester 4.2 – no other commitments can be fulfilled during this semester  
EDUC 166 - Student Teaching – Elem 5
EDUC 167 – Student Teaching Seminar 1
EDUC 168 - Student Teaching – Secondary 6
EDUC 169 – Electronic Portfolio 1
Total 13 credits
   
Total Music Education: Choral 130-136 Credits

AOI’s can be fulfilled in various configurations. Consult with your advisor to select those that fit your personal curriculum and time schedules so as to not conflict with Methods Courses necessary for your BME degree.

OBSERVATION HOURS:
70 hrs. are earned in EDUC courses plus 18-20 hrs. in MUS ED courses = 88-90 hrs.
Plan to obtain another _____hrs. on your own during May terms or Winter breaks.
Observation Hours in your own hometown can be used if you document them with signatures of the licensed teachers you observe.

All Observation Forms [with signatures] should be copied to the Mus Ed Professor in the Dept. of Music for filing and safekeeping.

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