Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Dec 04, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education K-12 Licensure Program (School of Music) (CUS)

The Bachelor of Music degree with Music Education prepares students for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music. Completion of the degree requires four years of study and includes 800 hours of practicum in elementary and secondary school settings.

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 students who are servant-leaders as well as excellent 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 Education Core (22 credit hours)
Professional Music Education Core (12 credit hours)
Music Core (48 credit hours)
Primary Instrument (4 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:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)   page for specific information information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (9 credit hours)

Take each of the following three courses:

Music Core (48 credit hours)

Primary Instrument (4 credit hours)

Each student will take 4 credit hours on the instrument on which they have auditioned and been accepted.

Additional Information

Those selecting the music major must take MUS 110 - Musical Perspectives  as part of the general education requirements.

MUS 111 - From Sight to Sound - Music Fundamentals  or a passing grade on the Theory Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for entrance into MUS 112 - Music Theory I: Elements of Music  .

MUA 175 - Music Convocation  is required for all music majors each semester at CCU (up to 8 semesters).

Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take MUA 130 - Piano Class  OR MUA 115 - Piano  in consecutive semesters until MUA 230 - Piano Proficiency  is passed.  

Only one ensemble credit each semester counts toward the requirements for the major.

Additional information concerning attendance, appeals, recitals, applied music, and proficiency examinations is found in the Teacher Portfolio and the Music Handbook.

Suggested Electives to include with the B.M. Music Education degree:

MUS 271 Music Production and Engineering I  

MUS 272 Music Production and Engineering II  

MUS 325 Singer’s Diction and Literature