Music-Teacher Preparation-Grades PK-12 Choral/Vocal (B.A.)

Objectives:

To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach vocal and choral 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. A basic understanding of all periods of music literature and a performance of at least two contrasting vocal selections ( one of which must be in a foreign language) 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

Laboratory Science Met as Modes of Inquiry Core Requirement.

Statistics 161 is required in addition to the mathematics requirement in the major.

The student should select core courses to meet state licensure requirements while fulfilling college graduation requirements.

Education 440 ,441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation.

Item #
Title
Semester Hours
Primary Instrument  +
6
Secondary Instrument  +
3
Ensemble  +
4
Sub-Total Semester Hours
49

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
Total credits:
52

Overview

Program

Type

B.A.