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:
Each student will take three semesters of secondary ensembles to get specific music education experiences. One semester will focus on handbells, one semester will focus on jazz, and one semester will focus on the area opposite of the usual one (choral for instrumentalists, instrumental for vocalists).
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.
Completion of a total of 128 credits, including all general education, music major, and education professional core requirements.
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.
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.