B.M. All-Level Music Education Major

Semester by Semester Plans: Instrumental Track / Choral Track

The Music Education Program at East Texas Baptist University prepares students for Texas educator certification in All-Level Music and a career as a choir director, band director, or music teacher.

The three main components of the Music Education program are musicianship, teacher education, and music education.  Courses such as Harmony, Ear Training, Music History, and Conducting, along with private applied lessons and ensemble participation, help prospective music educators develop their personal musicianship and content area knowledge.  Teacher education courses such as Classroom Management and Effective Teaching Strategies, Integrated Technology in the Classroom, and Special Education prepare them to work with children and youth in school settings.  Music education courses, such as Marching Band Techniques, Teaching Choral Music, and Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction, cover material specific to music education.  Our faculty includes experienced specialists in choir, band, and elementary music and we offer choral and instrumental (band) tracks so students may specialize in their area of interest while still receiving well-rounded preparation.

Practical Experience
Our program includes a sequential progression of experiences with K-12 students, schools, and teachers.  This begins in the freshman year with video observations of a wide range of school music classes and an interview with a music teacher, and continues in subsequent years with 30 hours of observation and 45 hours of practicum in local public school music classes, and supervised practice teaching with elementary homeschool students.  The entire final semester is spent student teaching in public schools at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of additional extracurricular professional experiences such as attending the Texas Music Educators Association convention, participating in the ETBU Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), teaching private lessons, and assisting with on-campus events like workshops for music teachers and clinics for school bands.

Certification Preparation
Preparation for the state examinations for educator certification is incorporated throughout the program.  In the senior year, practice tests and review with faculty members prepare students to take the exams during (or before) their student teaching semester.  Students who successfully complete all program requirements and pass their exams are ready to be recommended for certification immediately following graduation.

For more information or questions about the Music Education program, contact Dr. Kristen Bugos (kbugos@etbu.edu).

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements [39]
      English 1301, 1302 plus three (3) hours sophomore literature [9]
      Religion 1320 and 1330 [6]
      History 1301 or 1302 [3]
      Political Science 2303 [3]
      Speech 1311 [3]
      Science (must be lab science) [4]
      Mathematics 1342 [3]
      Psychology 3331 [3]
      Fine Arts (three (3) hours from music, theatre, fine arts, arts, or equivalent) [3]
      Physical Activity (KINE 1238) [2]
Major Area of Study [69]
Basic Musicianship [30]
      MUSI 1000 Recital (six (6) semesters required) [0]
      MUSI 1116, 1117 Elementary Ear Training I, II [2]
      MUSI 1311, 1312 Elementary Harmony I, II [6]
      MUSI 2116, 2117 Advanced Ear Training I, II [2]
      MUSI 2312 Advanced Harmony [3]
      MUSI 3201 Conducting [2]
      MUSI 3203 20th Century Analytical Techniques [2]
      MUSI 3212 Scoring and Arranging [2]
      MUSI 3213 Introduction to Music [2]
      MUSI 3303 Form and Analysis [3]
      MUSI 4301, 4302 Music History I, II [6]
Applied Study/Performance [22]
      Applied Concentration [12]
      Secondary Performance Study [3]
      Music Laboratory [7]
      Junior Recital (MUSI 3030, 3031, 3040 or 3051) [0]
Music Education Major (Choral Track) [17]
      MUSI 2100 Introduction to Music Education [1]
      MUSI 2104, 3102 Vocal Diction I, II [2]
      MUSI 3214 Conducting II [2]
      MUSI 4201 Materials and Resources for Elementary Music Education [2]
      MUSI 4202 Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction [2]
      MUSI 4205 Music Administration and Methods [2]
      MUSI 4305 Teaching Choral Music [3]
One of the following: [3]
      MUSI 4310 Vocal Pedagogy (voice concentrations)
      MUSI 3308 Techniques and Materials for Class Piano (piano concentrations)
Music Education Major (Instrumental Track) [17]
      MUSI 2100 Introduction to Music Education [1]
      MUSI 2107 Woodwind Methods [1]
      MUSI 2118 Percussion Methods [1]
      MUSI 2123 Strings Methods [1]
      MUSI 2127 Brass Methods [1]
      MUSI 3214 Conducting II [2]
      MUSI 4201 Materials and Resources for Elementary Music Education [2]
      MUSI 4202 Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction [2]
      MUSI 4205 Music Administration and Methods [2]
      MUSI 4224 Teaching Instrumental Music [2]
      MUSI 4213 Marching Band Techniques [2]
Departmental Requirements
      MUSI 3308 Techniques and Materials for Class Piano (required for piano concentrations)
Professional Education Requirements [21]
      EDUC 3101 Integrated Technology in the Classroom [1]
      EDUC 3301 The Professional Teacher and Diverse Learners [3]
      EDUC 3302 Learning and Evaluation Theory [3]
      EDUC 3323 Classroom Management and Effective Teaching Strategies [3]
      EDUC 3353 Special Education [3]
      EDUC 4257 Practicum for All-Level Pre-Service Teachers [2]
      EDUC 4335 Student Teaching for All-Level, Elementary [3]
      EDUC 4336 Student Teaching for All-Level, Secondary [3]
Electives (to total 130 hours)
      LEAD 1111 Learning and Leading
Total: One hundred thirty (130) Semester Hours

A complete description of Music Majors and Minors and course descriptions are available online in the current ETBU catalog.

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