Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Music Education K-12 Licensure Program: B.M. (School of Education) (CUS)


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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 (18 credit hours)
Professional Music Education Core (16 credit hours)
Music Major Core (46 credit hours)
Primary Instrument (4 credit hours)
Electives (2 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 (46 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.

Electives Core (2 credits)


Students will take two (2) elective credits.

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 7 semesters).

Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take MUA 130 - Piano Class I  and MUA 132 Piano Class II  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  

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Music in Music with K-12 Education Licensure


The faculty recommends students in the B.M. in Music with K-12 Education Licensure to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 128 credits, including all general education, music major, and education professional core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all CCU coursework, and a C- or better in all professional education courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Completion of seven semesters of MUA 175 - Music Convocation .  
  6. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  7. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  8. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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