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BM in Music Education: K–12 Choral Emphasis
(87 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 degree in music education prepares the student for K-12 licensure as a public school music teacher with a choral emphasis. The degree program is a composite of music and education. Graduates may obtain a teaching position, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as professional preparation for other fields of endeavor.

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  1. See the college advisement center and enroll in Music 176 winter semester or summer term. This course is prerequisite to official acceptance into music education.
  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 eight hours of lessons from the following:

    Note: Voice lessons are required during each semester in the major, with no more than one semester exception (excluding the semester in which student teaching is completed).

  6. Music education majors must enroll in at least one hour of large ensemble each semester for seven semesters within student's area of specialization. At least one hour must be the Music 311R Dr. Broomhead's section.
  7. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  8. Complete one course from the following:
  9. Complete the following:
  10. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        MUSIC 275 : Exploration of Music Teaching. (4:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 275 : Exploration of Music Teaching. (4:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: MUSIC 176; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Teaching experiences and seminars aimed at helping prospective music teachers experience the demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary music students.

        Course Outcomes


        MUSIC 379 : Pre-Student Teaching. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 379 : Pre-Student Teaching. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: C- or better in Music 275.
        DESCRIPTION: Analyzing education practice and relationship between theories and research on music education and the practice of teaching.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Music 275.

    • Complete 12 hours of student teaching:
        MUSIC 476 : Secondary Student Teaching. (12:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 476 : Secondary Student Teaching. (12:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or approval; with a major GPA 2.85.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary music students, demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: All professional education courses (above) and Music 260R and 363 credits must be completed before student teaching (Music 476).

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