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  Sep 21, 2017
 
Lee University Catalog 2017-2018

Music Education


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LuAnn Holden, Chairperson

Professors - Mark Bailey, William Green, David Holsinger and Brad Moffett
Associate Professor - LuAnn Holden
Assistant Professor - Jonathan Rodgers
Artist in Residence - Robert Bernhardt

Disciplines

Music Education
Conducting
Ensembles

The Department of Music Education recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in the fields of music and education, as well as the general education core. The department is dedicated to the preparation of excellent music educators through research-based practice, including active, problem-based learning, field experiences in local school contexts, and reflective practice at all levels.

A primary goal of the department is to foster within each future music educator a Christian worldview that will serve as a guide through the constant and rapid changes occurring in education as well as society in general. The exceptional faculty within the Music Education department is committed to mentoring the teacher candidates through this developmental process.

The Music Education discipline includes the general education core, the religion core, the music core including applied study and ensembles, and professional coursework in both the Department of Music Education and the College of Education. Students successfully completing the degree requirements will be recommended to the state of Tennessee for K-12 licensure.

Programs of Study

Degree   Major   Code
B.M.E.   Music Education - Vocal/General (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12)   MUSVA.BME
B.M.E.   Music Education - Instrumental/General (Non-Keyboard) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12)   MUSIA.BME
B.M.E.   Music Education - Vocal/General (Piano) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12)   MUSKA.BME
B.M.E.   Music Education - Instrumental/General (Piano) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12)   MUSKI.BME

Applied Study Distribution

Bachelor of Music Education (7 hours total)

Applied study will be spread over at least 7 semesters. The student must study the applied principal instrument until successfully completing the semester of the senior recital.

First year (2 credits) - 1 credit hour per semester
Second year (2 credits) - 1 credit hour per semester
Third year (2 credits) - 1 credit hour per semester
Fourth year (1 credit) - 1 credit hour for the first semester

Note:

  • Students may request additional hours in applied music beyond the minimum requirement.
  • The year designation applies to the status in the major, not the number of years at the university.

Music Education - Student Teaching

A Music Education student may not present a Senior Recital or be enrolled in course work outside of student teaching during the student teaching semester. The student will be allowed to student teach only when he/she has completed the piano proficiency requirement in its entirety, passed the required Praxis II exams, and completed all degree requirements other than those expressly required during the Student Teaching semester. For information on official acceptance to student teaching, see the appropriate section listed under the Helen DeVos College of Education.

Dual Endorsement in Music Education

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Instrumental Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, may add on Vocal/General Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, by completing the following courses:

MUCO-331 Advanced Choral Conducting
MUED-421 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal/General Music, Grades 7-12
MUED-405 Methods and Materials for Teaching Music in the Elementary School

It is also recommended that the student complete four semesters (one credit hour each) of applied voice or voice class as a secondary instrument. Student teaching must include both instrumental and vocal/general experience.

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Vocal/General Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, may add on Instrumental Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, by completing the following courses:

MUED-231 Brass Techniques
MUED-241 Woodwind Techniques
MUED-251 String Techniques
MUED-261 Percussion Techniques
MUCO-332 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MUED-422 Methods and Materials of Teaching Marching Band
MUED-423 Methods and Materials of Teaching Concert Band and Orchestra

It is also recommended that the student complete four semesters (one credit hour each) of applied instrumental (non-keyboard) lessons on a secondary instrument. It is recommended that the student participate in an instrumental ensemble two semesters. Student teaching must include both instrumental and vocal/general experience. The instrumental technique classes substitute for MUED-226, Introduction to Instrumental Music.

Music Endorsement for the Education Major (Non-Music)

Vocal/General Music, Grades K-12

An individualized program will be determined for each candidate seeking an additional endorsement in Vocal/General Music with course work and/or field experiences selected from the following courses, not to exceed 30 hours. (Prerequisite: MUST-111, MUST-112, MUST-121, and MUST-122.)

Courses   Hours
MUST-231   Theory III   3
MUST-232   Aural Skills III   1
MUST-241   Theory IV   3
MUST-242   Aural Skills IV   1
MUSG-286   Piano Proficiency Examination   0
MUED-120   Fundamentals of Vocal Technique   1-2
MUSA-101-201   Applied Music - Primary Instrument   4
MUED-226   Intro to Instrumental Music   2
MUCO-330   Fundamentals of Conducting   2
MUCO-331   Advanced Choral Conducting   2
MUCO-332   Advanced Instrumental Conducting   2
MUHL-212   Music History: 1700-1850   3
MUHL-312   Music History: 1850 - Present   3
MUSE-101   Required Ensemble   2
MUST-341   Orchestration and Arranging   2
MUED-225   Introduction to Music Education   2
MUED-405   Methods and Materials of Teaching Music for the Elementary School   2
MUED-350   General Secondary Methods   1
MUED-421   Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal/General Music in Secondary Schools   2
EDUC-496   Student Teaching I   5
EDUC-497   Student Teaching II   5
EDUC-498   Student Teaching Seminar   2

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