Music — Teacher Preparation — Grades PK-12 Instrumental (B.A.)

Objectives:

To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach instrumental music in grades K- 12 , while developing individual potentials in musicianship and providing a broad liberal arts education.

Entrance audition:

To enter this track as a major, the student should demonstrate technical and musical proficiency at an entrance audition. Knowledge of all major and minor scales, a basic understanding of all periods of music literature, and a performance of at least two contrasting selections ( only one of which may be an etude) must be represented at this audition.

 

All music majors must demonstrate keyboard proficiency through examination and/or coursework before graduation. Those music students who do not have any background in piano will be required to enroll in  piano classes until the requirement is fulfilled.

Departmental Requirements

Ensemble must include 1.5 semester hours of MUSP 232 -Marching Band.

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
Sub-Total Semester Hours
48

Additional Requirement:

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
MATH 120 or higher  +
3
Sub-Total Semester Hours
3

Licensure Requirements — Additional Requirements

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
Laboratory Science (4)  +
4
Sub-Total Semester Hours
11

Licensure Requirements — Recommended One Course From:

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
Sub-Total Semester Hours
3

For Middle School Endorsement

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
Sub-Total Semester Hours
2
Total credits:
51

Overview

Program

Type

B.A.