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Music Education Major, B.Mus.
It is the objective of the Department of Music to provide training and experiences to properly qualify students for positions as teachers or supervisors of music in the public schools. The program meets the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education for the Standard Special Certificate, which qualifies the holder to teach and supervise music in grades K-12. Olivet's Teacher Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Since the curriculum in Music Education allows very few electives, students are advised that at least one summer session or an additional semester of study may be required to complete this program.
Students desiring an undergraduate degree with a Music Education major must be received into the Teacher Education program. Students should apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program during the sophomore year, prior to the Upper-Division Hearing. Students must pass the Illinois Subject-Matter Knowledge test prior to student teaching.
Teacher certification candidates are advised that teacher licensure is constantly undergoing state and national review. The program listed in the Catalog may require revision during the student's course of study.
The Piano Proficiency Exam must be satisfied before student teaching can begin.
MUED 240 - Introduction to Music Technology
276 - Beginning Conducting
460 - General Music Methods
465 - Middle/Secondary Music Methods
MUTH 120 - Musicianship I
130 - Harmony I
131 - Musicianship II
135 - Musicianship III
230 - Harmony II
232 - Harmony III
300 - Form and Analysis
494 - Instrumentation
MUCH 377 - Music in Worship
MULT 280 - 20th Century Popular Music
295 - Music History I
301 - World Musics
395 - Music History II
396- Music History III
MUAP 200 - Recital Lab (all semesters)
225 - Upper-Division Hearing
490 - Senior Seminar
495 - Senior Recital
Ensembles (all semesters)
Applied Music Emphasis - 14 hours
Piano Proficiency - 0-4 hours
And completion of one of the following:
MUED 200 - Introduction to Instrumental Music
350 - Choral Lit/Conducting
370 - Vocal Literature and Pedagogy
MUVO 107 - Class Voice or equivalent
MUED 180 - Percussion Instruments
280 - String Instruments
351 - Instrumental Lit/Conducting
380 - Woodwind Instruments
381 - Brass Instruments
Plus the required professional education courses and general education courses as described in the School of Education information for all Teacher Education programs. EDUC 214 and 325 are recommended. All professional education, general education courses for teachers, major, endorsement, and supporting courses require a grade of "C" or better for teacher certification and graduation.
Preparatory applied course credit does not count toward the Applied Music emphasis. The 14 hours of college-level credit are to be divided into eight hours lower-division and six hours upper-division. It is strongly recommended for students with a piano emphasis that MULT 305 Piano Pedagogy be substituted for two hours of the Applied Music upper-division requirement.