Jul 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, Vocal License


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The Vocal Licensure Track within the Major in Music Education provides the appropriate credential for teaching elementary classroom music, middle and high school general music, choral music at all lees, piano, and theory. Students pursuing this licensure track should choose voice, keyboard, or guitar as their principal applied area. Scroll to the bottom of this web page to see additional hours required to add Instrumental Licensure.

General Education Core Requirements: 43-44 Hours


Music Core: 39 Hours


Common Music Core: 30-33 Hours


I All classical majors take MUT 2340  and commercial majors and Music Therapy majors take MUT 2350 .

II Commercial Music majors, Music Therapy majors, and Musical Theatre majors do not have this requirement.

III All students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must participate in at least one ensemble each semester enrolled as a full-time student and earn a minimum of eight (8) hours credit except Music Education majors and Music Therapy majors who earn a minimum of seven (7) hours credit and Musical Theatre (BFA) majors who earn a minimum of ten (10) hours credit. This number of credits only may count toward degree requirements. See specific Ensemble Requirements  for each principal area.

Major Area: 29-32 Hours


Applied Principal (7 Semesters Required): 14 Hours


Traditional Applied Track:


  • MA_ 1210, 1220, 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210 (1)

OR

Integrative Applied Track:


  • MA_1210; MA_1220; MA_2210; MA_2220; MA_3110 and MB_1110; MA_ 3120 and MB_1120; MA_4110 and MB_2110 (1)

Support Courses (choose one area): 3 Hours


Additionally, students choosing the Integrative Applied Track must also take:

  • MAB 3080, Commercial Seminar (required every semester enrolled in commercial applied principal, minimum of 3 semesters) (0)

Piano


Additionally, students choosing the Integrative Applied Track must also take:

  • MAB 3080, Commercial Seminar (required every semester enrolled in commercial applied principal, minimum of 3 semesters) (0)

Guitar


Additionally, students choosing the Integrative Applied Track must also take:

  • MAB 3080, Commercial Seminar (required every semester enrolled in commercial applied principal, minimum of 3 semesters) (0)

Additional Required Courses


Guitar principals add: 4 Hours


  • MAA 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120, Applied Secondary Voice Study 4 Hours

Professional Education: 17 Hours


All EDU courses must be taken at Belmont. Transfer credit is not accepted. All music methods courses as well as MUE 4400 Student Teaching in Music  and MUE 4200 Student Teaching Seminar  must be taken at Belmont University. Student teaching must be completed in a Middle Tennessee school and must be supervised by a School of Music faculty

Free Electives: 1-4 Hours


Guitar principals have 1 elective (assuming a 43 hour BELL core.)

Total Required for the Program: 132 Hours


(1) No more than 14 hours of the Applied Principal may be counted toward degree requirements.

(2) Secondary Applied Study must be continued each semester until proficiency is passed. Piano is the required secondary for voice principals; voice is the required secondary for piano principals.

(4) A professional semester of student teaching is required of all Music Education students seeking recommendation for a teaching license. This semester includes a full 16 weeks of student teaching, divided into equal segments of elementary/middle school and secondary practicum with either a vocal or instrumental emphasis. Students must have completed all other required degree coursework prior to student teaching and may not be enrolled in any coursework except MUE 4200 Student Teaching Seminar , MUE 4400 Student Teaching in Music , and MUG 4015 Senior Capstone in Music  while student teaching. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Music Education faculty. Prerequisites to the Professional Semester are: (a) Completion of Piano Proficiency Exam, (b) Completion of all required Music Education Methods courses, and (c) Formal application and admission to the Music Teacher Education Program and to Student Teaching in Music.

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