Federal CIP: 13.1312 Music Teacher Education
The BA in Music Education prepares an individual for certification as a music teacher within the South Carolina Schools. Students pursuing this degree also serve in private-school music programs as well as private-applied music instructors.
By the end of every music major’s course of study, competence must be demonstrated in a knowledge and/or realization of performance, musicianship, composition, improvisation, music history, repertory, music technology, conducting, orchestration, instrumental methods, and analytical techniques. The student will synthesize many of the concepts studied in these subject areas in preparation for a culminating event, the senior recital.
For a church music major, the student must demonstrate competency during a semester of practical experience in a local church setting. Such competencies will include a knowledge and/or realization of hymnology, Christian worship, principles of planning, leadership and administration.
For music education, students must demonstrate competency during a semester of clinical experience in a public school and pass all required Praxis II tests.
Music education majors who are on a choral track and have piano as the area of concentration must complete two hours in voice as an applied minor.
Majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than B- in all EDUC, EDRS, and PHED courses in their program.