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MUSIC EDUCATION (P-12) (MUE)

Professor Carol A. Prickett
Office: 253 Moody Music Building
Department Head

The programs in music education require the completion of at least 146 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (P–12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive, and meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program.

BS students in music education may also pursue a second bachelor’s degree in music (BM). This option requires 34–54 additional credit hours to earn a BM degree, depending on the area of focus (e.g., performance, jazz studies, composition, and theory). The undergraduate catalog is published at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from 261 Moody Music Building.

Course Hours
General Studies 47–49
Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. Music education majors should select PY 101 and MUS 250 to satisfy UA Core Curriculum behavioral science and fine arts requirements.
   
Music Education Teaching Fields (choose one)

The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—in MUS, MUA, and MUE courses must meet the criteria below. Each list’s GPA is calculated separately and must meet the minimum, even if the overall GPA is 2.75 or higher.

   
Instrumental Music Teaching Field 66–69
   
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
   
Music Academics  
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (32 hours)
   
MUS 115 Theory I 4
MUS 117 Theory II 4
MUS 215 Theory III 4
MUS 217 Theory IV 4
MUS 250 Music in World Cultures (FA) 3
MUS 251 Music History I 3
MUS 252 Music History II 3
MUS 323 Music History III (W) 3
MUS 351 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUS 494 Band Conducting 2
MUE 200 Introduction to Music Education 2
   
Applied and Ensemble  
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (25 hours)
   
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
Principal Applied:  
MUA 170–MUA 190 8
MUA 199 Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
MUA 370–MUA 390 5
MUA 499 Senior Recital 1
Instrumental Ensemble courses (minimum one per term) 7
Class Piano: (0–4 hours)  
Pass MUA 299 Piano Proficiency Exam 0
Complete the following with no grade less than a “B”:
MUA 121, MUA 122, MUA 123, and MUA 124*
1–4
   
*Students must register for MUA 299 to show evidence of passing piano proficiency examination. Students completing the Class Piano series should register for MUA 299 concurrently with MUA 124. Students are required to take piano until evidence of passing the piano proficiency is provided.
 
Class Instruments  
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (10 hours)
 
MUE 252 Teaching String and Percussion Instruments 2
MUE 351 Teaching Flute and Single Reeds 3
MUE 352 Teaching Double Reeds 1
MUE 353 Teaching Brass Instruments 2
MUE 354 Teaching Percussion II 1
MUE 381 Vocal Methods Lab 1
   
Vocal/Choral Music Teaching Field 65
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
Music Academics
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (32 hours)
MUS 115 Theory I 4
MUS 117 Theory II 4
MUS 215 Theory III 4
MUS 217 Theory IV 4
MUS 250 Music in World Cultures (FA) 3
MUS 251 Music History I 3
MUS 252 Music History II 3
MUS 323 Music History III (W) 3
MUS 351 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUS 492 Choral Conducting 2
MUE 200 Introduction to Music Education 2
   
Applied and Ensemble  
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (25 hours)
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
MUA 010 Music Convocation 0
Principal Applied:  
MUA 171 or MUA 174 8
MUA 199 Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
MUA 371 or MUA 374 5
MUA 499 Senior Recital 1
Secondary Applied:  
MUA 271 or MUA 274 4
   
NOTE: If principal applied is voice, then secondary applied must be piano, and vice versa. Class piano (MUA 121–MUA 124 Class Piano I–IV) is an acceptable secondary applied; however, piano proficiency (MUA 299) must be passed.
 
Choral Ensemble Courses (one per term) 7
   
Class Instruments  
The minimum GPA for this list of courses must be 2.5. The overall MUS, MUA, and MUE GPA must be 2.75 or higher. (6 hours)
MUE 251 Introduction to Wind, Strings, and Percussion 3
MUE 380 Vocal Methods 2
MUE 381 Vocal Methods Lab 1
   
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.  
   
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Professional Studies 36
Students must earn grades of “C” or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
²BEF 362 School, Culture, and Society 3
¹,²BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
²CRD 412 Improving Reading in Secondary Schools (W) 3
MUS 448 Teaching Instrumental Music in Public Schools
(instrumental majors) or MUS 447 Teaching Choral Music
in Public Schools (choral majors)
3
MUE 387 The Elementary School Music Program (W) 3
¹,²MUE 389 Clinical Experience in Music Education (with a grade of “B”
or higher)
3
MUE 350 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Music 3
MUE 497 Internship in Music (P–12) 12
²SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
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  Total: 148–150
   
¹This is a prerequisite for admission to the teacher education program.
²A student may not enroll in more than the five identified professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.
   
   

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