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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major (B.M.E.)

The Music Education Major (Bachelor of Music Education) is designed to prepare students to become vocal or instrumental K-12 music teachers. The student must be accepted into both the Teacher Education and Music Departments.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits

II. General Education - 38 Credits

Vocal Music Concentration - 9 Credits

Total - 145-160 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Music Education majors must complete Music Hour every semester enrolled in the Music Department at Crown College except during student teaching. Their final semester, students take MUS 490 instead of MUS 090.

5 Piano Lab: Students must take Piano Lab their first year for credit and then take private piano instruction for 1 or 0 credits until the piano proficiency has been met.

6 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of credits needed for graduation would be toward the lower end of the range of total credits.

^ Requires a minimum passing grade of a “C”.

Students are required to enroll in private lessons on their major instrument each semester until their recital requirements are fulfilled. A minimum of six semesters of private lessons are required on their major instrument. Additional lesson credits may be earned on any instrument.

Students are required to participate in a major ensemble (as approved by the Music Dept.) relating to their major instrument for 7 semesters.

Music Education majors must demonstrate proficiency in guitar and recorder instruments and reach a proficiency level of at least 361 on their primary instrument.

Because of the high number of credits per semester in this major, students are encouraged to pursue Summer School and CLEP Testing options before their senior year to complete their degree requirements.

Student teaching is eligible for a Christian Service unit.

This program is subject to change based on the Minnesota State Board of Teaching licensing revisions.

Suggested Program for the Music Education Major, Vocal Music Concentration K–12

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 19 Credits

Spring Semester - 19 Credits

Take the MTLE: Basic Skills

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 19-20 Credits

Spring Semester - 17-18 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Music Education major. Student must apply and be accepted into both the Teacher Education Department and Music Department.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 18-19 Credits

Spring Semester - 17-18 Credits

Apply for admission to Student Teaching

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 18 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits