83–84 credit hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|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|
|ADDITIONAL MUSIC COURSES|
|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|
|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|
|Clinical Practice/Music K-12
Clinical Practice/Music K-12
|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.|
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.
|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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