MUSIC EDUCATION/K–12

83-84 credit hours

WHY STUDY MUSIC EDUCATION/K–12 AT TIU?

Knowledge of compositional structure, music history, and classroom management is useless without opportunities to put it into action. During your time at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local elementary, middle, and high schools.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most students finish their degree in 4 years. Requirements total 83-84 hours. This includes the 34 hours from the Music core, 13-14 hours of additional Music courses, and 36 hours of professional education courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

You will have the opportunity to perform both in groups and individually, participate in the rich musical culture of Chicago, travel with ensembles, and be proficiently trained in at least one instrument.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

As a Music Education major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in elementary, middle and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings. The Music Education major prepares you for state teaching licensure in vocal and/or instrumental music instruction. In addition, core music classes for content knowledge, methods courses and field experiences build teaching skills.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 90 hours. This includes the 39 hours from the Music core, 15 hours of additional Music courses, and 36 hours of professional education courses. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Percussion Techniques
  • Educational Psychology/Human Development
  • Survey of World Music

Music Education/K-12 Core

Course Title Credits
MUT 111 Music Theory in Contemporary Practice 3 hours
MUE 331 Basic Conducting 3 hours
MUH 241 Introduction to Music History and Literature 3 hours
MUH 341 Music History I 3 hours
MUH 342 Music History II 3 hours
MUT 121 Music Theory I 3 hours
MUT 122 Aural Skills I 1 hour
MUT 221 Music Theory II 3 hours
MUT 222 Aural Skills II 1 hour
MUT 223 Music Theory III 3 hours
MUT 224 Aural Skills III 1 hour
MUT 322 Aural Skills IV 1 hour
MUZ 250–259
MUZ 350–359
MUZ 450–459
8 hours
ADDITIONAL MUSIC COURSES
Course Title Credits
Choose four of the following:
MUE 324 Vocal Pedagogy 2 hours
MUE 345 Woodwind Techniques 1 hour
MUE 346 Brass Techniques 1 hour
MUE 347 Percussion Techniques 1 hour
MUE 348 String Techniques 1 hour
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
Course Title Credits
NOTE: Some of the following courses require admission to
the Division of Education for enrollment.
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 1 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 124 Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education 3 hours
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development 3 hours
ED 306 Reading/Writing across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-Clinical Field Experience 1 hour
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research & Assessment 2 hours
ED 440
AND
ED 441
Clinical Practice/Music K-12
AND
Clinical Practice/Music K-12
12 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
Total Hours   83-84 hours 
Additional Licensure Requirements
Candidates must pass the appropriate teacher performance assessment (edTPA), and all required licensure tests in order to complete their program. Candidates are required to comply with all state requirements that are in place at the time of application for licensure. Consult  the Division of Education for specific requirements.

 

Golden Apple Scholars

The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.

Learn more about Golden Apple!

 

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Music Teacher Music Consultant
School Administrator University Music Administrator
Conductor Early Childhood Music Educator
Music Librarian Choir Director
Studio Teacher Orchestra Conductor

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