The Music Education K-12 Licensure Program graduates earn a B.M. in Music. This program is 128 credit hours and offers supervised clinical practice experiences in elementary, middle and high school settings. Upon program completion, the candidate has met all requirements for an institutional recommendation for an Initial Colorado Teacher License with an Endorsement in the area of Music.
CCU’s School of Music shares the music education program with CCU’s School of Education, which has been recognized by the state of Colorado as a program of excellence. The distinct focus on developing Teacher Candidates who are servant-leaders, as well as excellent music practitioners has earned CCU graduates in music education teaching positions in both public and private schools throughout the state. The program also offers excellent preparation for graduate school.
The Bachelor of Music with Music Education requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education (42 credit hours)
Professional School of Education Core (22 credit hours)
Professional Music Education Core (12 credit hours)
Music Major Core (47 credit hours)
Primary Instrument (5 credit hours)
Music Education K-12 Licensure Program
General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)
Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
Take one course from each of the following two academic disciplines:
Each student will take four semesters of small ensembles to get specific music education experiences. One semester will focus on handbells, one semester will focus on jazz, one semester will focus on the area opposite of the usual one (choral for instrumentalists, instrumental for vocalists), and one semester will be the Entrepreneurial Lab (taken concurrently with the Performance Project).