Apr 25, 2018
The Bachelor of Music degree in music education is specifically designed for students seeking professional licensure. Students who will not seek licensure should enroll in the B.S. in Music/General Track program.
The licensure track meets Tennessee and denominational certification requirements. Students must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program through the School of Education and Psychology. Each student is responsible to determine the additional courses that may be required for certification in the state of his/her choice. This and all information pertaining to licensure can be obtained at the School of Education and Psychology.
Licensure requirements include minimum 2.75 overall average, 2.75 grade point average in education courses with no grade lower than a C, and 2.75 average in music courses with no grade lower than a C-. In addition, music education licensure candidates must pass the appropriate Praxis II tests.
The following General Education requirements apply only to students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree:
Select two (2) of the following courses:
B. Keyboard Concentration
Vocal/General and Instrumental Endorsement
An applicant for endorsements in both areas must have completed the following courses:
- UD RELB/RELT course 3 hours
- MATH course 3 hours (exempt for ACT Math score 22 or higher)
Area I-3a, I-3b or Area I-3c
- History, Society and Culture or World Language course 3 hours
- BIOL, CHEM, ERSC or PHYS 6 hours (Must take at least 3 hours from each of 2 sub-areas or complete a two semester science sequence course)
- Literature course 3 hours
- ADAC, OLAC, PEAC or RECR course 2 hours
The student must apply for Initial Admission to the Teacher Education Program (usually by the end of the sophomore year) after completing all requirements as outlined under ADMISSION
PROCEDURES in the School of Education and Psychology section of the Catalog. Initial admission is required before the student can enroll in upper division education courses.
The student must also complete an application and all other requirements for Admission to Student Teaching. Prior to student teaching, the student must take and pass the PRAXIS II licensure exam—both the appropriate section of the Principles of Learning and Teaching, and the particular specialty test(s) for the licensure area(s).