Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
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Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education prepares students for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music. Students can select concentrations in choral, instrumental, or general music. Completion of the degree generally requires four and one-half 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 in Music Education requires completion of the following 140 credits:
General Education (42 credit hours)
Professional Education Core (38 credit hours)
Music Core (35 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (25 credit hours)

General Education Requirements

Communication (6 credit hours)

Take each of the following two courses:

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)

Social Sciences (9 credit hours)

Take each of the following three courses:

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)

Science (3 credit hours)

Emphasis Core: Choral, Instrumental or General (25 credit hours)

Choose one of the following 3 emphases:

Choral Emphasis (25 credit hours)

Primary Instrument (12 credit hours)

Each student will take 12 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

General Music Emphasis (25 credit hours)

Additional Information

Those selecting the music major must take

 as part of the general education requirements.

  or a passing grade on the Music Theory Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for entrance into   .

  is required for all music majors each semester at CCU.

Piano class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency.  Students must take

  in consecutive semesters until   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 Education Handbook and the Music Handbook.


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