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Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, Instrumental License

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The Instrumental Licensure Track within the Major in Music Education provides the appropriate credential for teaching instrumental music, general music, and theory at all levels.  Students pursuing this licensure track should choose a band or orchestral instrument as their principal applied area. Scroll to the bottom of this web page to see additional hours required to add Vocal Licensure.

BELL Core Requirements: 38 Hours (minimum)

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.

IV Commercial Music majors only

Major Area: 34 Hours

Applied Principal (7 Semesters Required): 14 Hours

Traditional Applied Track:


Integrative Applied Track:

Additional Required Courses:

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

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.

General Electives: 3 Hours (minimum)

(assuming 38-hour BELL Core)

Total Required for the Program: 132 Hours

1 No more than 14 hours in the Applied Principal may be counted toward degree requirements. The Applied Principal for Instrumental Licensure must be a band or orchestral instrument.

2 Secondary Piano must be continued each semester until proficiency is passed.

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.

Music Education, K-12 Vocal License Optional Add-On

The K-12 Vocal License may be added to the Instrumental License by including these additional course requirements. 

Music Education, K-12 Vocal License  

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