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BM in Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist Emphasis
(120 hours*, including licensure hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this emphasis.

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

A five-year program, the degree offers a dual major in elementary music education and elementary education. It will also prepare the student for licensure as an elementary classroom teacher and as an elementary music specialist. Graduates may obtain a teaching position in either area or a combination of both, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as preparation for other fields of endeavor.

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  1. See the college advisement center for information regarding the application procedure for official acceptance into this degree program and course sequence/map.
  2. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  3. Proficiency requirements: Present a juried recital (Music 249) in the last semester of private instruction. Students must prepare a minimum of 18 minutes of music to be performed in a formal public recital. Students will schedule a joint recital in groups of three or fewer.
  4. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  5. Complete one of the following options:
    1. Instrumentalists complete the following for a total of 8 hours:
        MUSIC 111R : Basic Vocal Skills. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 111R : Basic Vocal Skills. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        DESCRIPTION: Class instruction in voice for nonmusic majors.

        Course Outcomes


          Note: Must take 2 hours.
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



          Note: Must take 6 hours.
    2. Vocalists complete 8 hours from the following:
        MUSIC 250R : Performance Study. (.5-1:0.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status (K-12 Choral Emphasis or Elementary Music Specialist Emphasis only).
        DESCRIPTION: Performance study, private instruction, and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to three hours of daily practice required. Fee.

        Course Outcomes


        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



  6. Complete at least one hour of large ensemble each semester for four semesters. Piano and vocal emphasis majors should participate in choral ensembles. At least one choral ensemble experience is recommended for instrumental emphasis majors.
  7. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  8. Complete one course from the following:
  9. Complete the following:
      MUSIC 271 : Musicality in the Elementary School. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 271 : Musicality in the Elementary School. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the Music Education: Elementary Education Emphasis program.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of authentic folk song and art music tonal systems and structures; their use in developing musical intuition through singing, movement, listening, and playing instruments.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 272 : Developing Children's Musicality, Grades K--2. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 272 : Developing Children's Musicality, Grades K--2. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 271
      DESCRIPTION: Literature-based curriculum design and planning, grades K--2. Issues of pure intonation and vocal/aural development. Microteaching in a demonstration school.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 371 : Developing Children's Musicality, Grades 3--5. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 371 : Developing Children's Musicality, Grades 3--5. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 271 & MUSIC 272
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Music 272 for grades 3--5, emphasizing the relationship of classroom literature to choral experience and instrumental musicianship. Microteaching in a demonstration school.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 471 : Practicum in Children's Musicality. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 471 : Practicum in Children's Musicality. (3:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 271 & MUSIC 272 & MUSIC 371
      DESCRIPTION: Pedagogy for grades 6 and beyond. Children's choir development, including arranging and adapting vocal and instrumental music. Extended pre-student teaching in a demonstration school.

      Course Outcomes


  10. Make formal application for admission to the elementary education program through the Teacher Education Department (201 MCKB).
  11. Students who receive a grade lower than C– in any of the professional or support courses, or whose GPA drops below 2.85 in any of the professional or support courses, will be discontinued from the elementary education program.
  12. Complete all GE courses, including the following, prior to beginning program:
  13. Complete an application seminar (seminar schedule posted on Education Advisement and Certification Center Web page and in 120 MCKB).
  14. Complete the following courses after admission to the program:
      CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Basic principles and legislative issues in effectively communicating and collaborating with professionals, parents, and other service providers to meet needs of individuals with disabilities in inclusive educational environments. Lab.

      Course Outcomes


      EDLF 201 : Foundations of Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EDLF 201 : Foundations of Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: The purposes of education and schooling in a democracy and the historical, cultural, philosophical, and sociological foundations underlying the development of the American educational system.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Cultural identities in family life, physical attributes, culture, and language. Recognizing prejudice in individuals and institutions. Culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogical frameworks.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 323 : Foundations of Literacy Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 323 : Foundations of Literacy Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance into elementary education program.
      DESCRIPTION: Language and literacy development for first and second language learners including theoretical underpinnings, processes, historical foundations, and instructional contexts that support language and literacy development for all K-6 children.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 324 : Foundations of Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 324 : Foundations of Classroom Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Exploring philosophies of classroom management focusing on promoting child guidance in an engaging and effective K-6 classroom learning environment.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 333 : Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 333 : Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades (K-2). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 323; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 332.
      DESCRIPTION: Instructional practices for teaching children the literacy concepts, skills, and strategies they need to learn in grades K-2. Assessing, monitoring, and evaluating children's literacy knowledge and learning in grades K-2.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 335 : Early Childhood Education Integration Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 335 : Early Childhood Education Integration Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 332.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods in designing an early childhood curriculum with attention to hands-on experiences meeting children's individual learning needs and addressing contextual factors in the child's life experiences.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 440 : Grades 3-6 Practicum Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 440 : Grades 3-6 Practicum Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 332; concurrent with El Ed 442; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Prepare for and reflect on the 3-6 practicum experience.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 442 : Practicum in the Elementary Education 3-6 Classroom. (2:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 442 : Practicum in the Elementary Education 3-6 Classroom. (2:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 332; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 440.
      DESCRIPTION: Applying knowledge from foundational and content courses to teaching in a 3-6 classroom. Observing, planning, teaching, assessing, and reflecting in a 3-6 public school setting.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 443 : Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (3-6). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 443 : Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (3-6). (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 333; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
      DESCRIPTION: Information and skills needed to make informed decisions about literacy instruction and evaluation. Establishing an effective 3-6 grade classroom literacy environment.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 445 : Teaching Social Studies in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 445 : Teaching Social Studies in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: IP&T 213; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
      DESCRIPTION: The methods, skills, and strategies for teaching social studies in grades K-6. Modeling democratic teaching practices and establishing democratic classrooms to prepare children to assume roles as participatory citizens in a democracy.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 446 : Teaching Science in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 446 : Teaching Science in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: IP&T 213; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach science to elementary children of various ages, abilities, backgrounds, and exceptionalities.

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 447 : Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 447 : Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-6. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: MTHED 305 & MTHED 306 & IP&T 213; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
      DESCRIPTION: The teaching and learning of elementary school mathematics guided by current principles relating to mathematics content, social interaction, student thinking, and child development.

      Course Outcomes


      IP&T 213 : Foundations of Instructional Design and Assessment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IP&T 213 : Foundations of Instructional Design and Assessment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Elementary Education major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Curriculum design and assessment theory, strategies, and tools for the K-6 classroom. Backward design and seamless assessment for informing and improving student performance.

      Course Outcomes


      IP&T 444 : Integrating Technology in Elementary Education. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IP&T 444 : Integrating Technology in Elementary Education. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Concurrent with El Ed 445 and El Ed 446.
      DESCRIPTION: Integrating instructional technology into K-6 instructional strategies.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or equivalent; permission from Teacher Education Department.
      DESCRIPTION: Concept-oriented exploration of number, measurement, and informal geometry in relation to children's learning.
      NOTE: Required of prospective elementary school teachers.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 306 : Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 306 : Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: MTHED 305; Permission from Teacher Education Department.
      DESCRIPTION: Concept-oriented exploration of rational numbers and proportional reasoning, probability, and early algebraic reasoning in relation to children's learning.
      NOTE: Required of prospective elementary school teachers.

      Course Outcomes


  15. Complete 12 hours of one of the following (prior application required):

Recommended Courses

The following courses are strongly recommended:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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