Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


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Available Emphasis Areas:

This degree prepares you for a secondary education certificate, with a K-12 endorsement in music.

This plan is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, NASM.

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music Education in Music Secondary Education?

The mission of the School of Music is to provide an experience-based education, balanced between performance and academics, that leads to successful careers and lifelong involvement in music; to enrich the cultural life of the surrounding community through high-quality outreach programs, professional-caliber performances, and other collaborative opportunities; to cultivate an environment where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish; and to value tradition yet seek innovation.

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 125 - 131
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Bachelor of Music Education Program at Northern Arizona University is to prepare the next generation of music educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success in the teaching profession.  Students develop a strong background in music and musicianship through the development of technical and musical skills and emotional dispositions including aspects of performance, the ability to play a variety of musical instruments, critical analysis of music, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of Western and non-Western Music. Upon that foundation, students develop proficiency in aspects of teaching,  such as planning instruction, applying different instructional strategies, and evaluating learner progress and practice these skills through their work with elementary and secondary school students. Northern Arizona University students who complete this program become teacher candidates in Music Education which prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.  Students are prepared for further study at the graduate and/or professional level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students receiving an undergraduate degree in music will demonstrate:  

  1. Continuing Musical Growth and Independence in the following ways:
  1. Application of Musicianship Skills in performance, teaching and/or critical analysis of music including:
  1. Analysis of and the ability to apply understanding to enhance students’ performance, teaching, and/or critical analysis of Tonal and Post-Tonal Musical Works and Topics through discussion of the following elements of music:
  1. Knowledge of the Historical and Cultural Contexts of Western and non-Western Music including:
  1. Knowledge and Application of Research Materials, Critical Thinking Skills, and Writing Skills
  1. Synthesis of Learning Experiences
Teaching (general): Executable knowledge of philosophies and pedagogies specific to teaching general music, choral music, and/or instrumental music K-12 settings, including: (MUS 200, 308, 353, 455, 457, 495C)Child Development: An ability to synthesize theories of child development into lesson plans and course designs, including: (MUS 200, 308, 353, 455, 457, 495C, EPS 325)Diversity (students and classroom settings): Aptitudes for teaching diverse sets of students in a variety of classroom settings, including: (MUS 200, 308, 353, 455, 457, 495C and BME 200, 437)Skills: Proficiencies in conducting and playing the keyboard as well as in using instruments, equipment, and technologies associated with their area of specialization*, including: (MUP 107, 108, 109, 110, 201, 202, 207, 208, 209, 210, 311, 380, 470, 431, 433/435)Policies and Trends:Commitment to the Field: A commitment to the art of music, including: (MUS 455, 457, 495C, 499)

 

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
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General Electives
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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education


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