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Music Education Major (Vocal) K-12 Teacher Certification


Successful completion of this course of study, which leads to the bachelor of music education degree, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies the student for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Provisional Certificate endorsed in music education, K-12 certification code JQ. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) covering this field is #99, “Music.”

At the time of admission, students with voice as a principal instrument must study keyboard and demonstrate the required level of proficiency for graduation; students with keyboard as a principal instrument must study voice and demonstrate the required level of proficiency for graduation; and students with guitar as a principal instrument must study both voice and piano, demonstrating the required level of proficiency on both for graduation.

Music and Dance Department Information:


Department Head: David Woike
Department Contact: dwoike@emich.edu
Web site: http://www.emich.edu/musicdance/

Additional department information is available here  in the online catalog.

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Major Requirements: 68-76 hours


General Music Courses: 44 hours


One course from the following:


One course from the following:


One course from the following:


Large Vocal Emsembles: 8 hours


Must include at least four semesters of

 

Applied Music Courses: 16-22 hours


Number of credit hours is determined by audition and principal instrument of choice.

Principal Instrument Courses (Keyboard, Voice or Guitar): 16 hours


Senior recital approval is required. Students must enroll in applied music during the semester a degree recital is performed.

Secondary Instrument Courses (Keyboard, Voice or Guitar): 0-8 hours


One option from the following:

Option I: 0-4 hours

If voice is the principal instrument, take AMUS 115 (keyboard) until the prerequisite for AMUS 415 (keyboard) is met.

Option II: 0-4 hours

If keyboard is the principal instrument, take AMUS 115 (voice) until the prerequisite for AMUS 415 (voice) is met.

Option III: 0-8 hours

If guitar is the principal instrument, take AMUS 115 (keyboard) and AMUS 115 (voice) until the prerequisite for AMUS 415 is met in both instruments.

Elective Courses: 3 hours


All Bachelor of Music Education students must meet an improvisation requirement. This requirement may be met in one of the following ways:

  • Contract in Applied Music for at least one fall or winter semester (see applied music professor for details)
  • Other approved improvisation course (see Coordinator of Advising for details)

Professional Studies: 33 hours


Pre-Admission phase: The Learner and the Community: 7 hours


The following courses may be taken before formal admission to the teacher education program:

  • 100 clock hours of approved prestudent teaching field experiences (0 hrs)

The following courses require formal admission to the teacher education program:


Phase I: Curriculum, Assessment and the Social Context: 6 hours


Phase II: Content Methods, Literacy and Technology: 8 hours


Phase III: Capstone Experience: 12 hours


All Bachelor of Music Education students must pass a program specific screening exam before being approved for student teaching.

Minor Requirements:


This program does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information:


To earn a degree, all students must:

  • earn a minimum total of 124 credits, excluding credits below the 100-level
  • meet the General Education requirements referenced here .
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits, excluding those earned at a community college. (Some articulation agreements waive this requirement. See specific agreement for details.)
  • earn a minimum of 30 credits from EMU.
  • complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from EMU courses.
  • have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors do not require a minor; see above for specific requirements.
  • earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses in their major at EMU.
  • earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses in their minor at EMU. These credits must be earned in courses different from the 300-level courses used for the major.
  • have earned a grade of ¨C¨ or better in order to apply transfer credit at EMU.
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in the major and in the minor. (Note: some programs may require higher GPA.)

General Education Requirements:

For a current detailed listing of requirements, course options and waiver possibilities, please consult the General Education Program  listing.

  • Area I:  Effective Communication (2 courses, 6 credits)
  • Area II:  Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3 credits)
  • Area III: Perspectives on Diversity (2 courses, 6 credits)
  • Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines (8 courses, 25 credits)
  • Area V: Learning Beyond the Classroom (Satisfy two of six areas through a combination of experiences and/or courses)

The General Education requirements listed above apply to all students who began their undergraduate program at EMU during or after the Fall 2007 semester. Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU before the Fall 2007 semester may have different general education requirements to fulfill; consult your academic adviser for additional information. Students who transferred to EMU may have different general education requirements based on MACRAO or articulation agreements; consult your academic adviser for additional information.

University Information:

For more University information please refer to the online catalog at catalog.emich.edu.