Music Education: K-12 Choral

Music Education: K-12 Choral
Hours88 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program.
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Program Requirements

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 or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
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.
requirement 3 Complete 1 option
option 3.1 Complete 8.0 hours from the following course(s)
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).
requirement 4
Music education majors must enroll in at least 1 hour of approved large ensemble each semester for seven semesters within student's area of specialization. At least 1 hour must be the Music 311R evening section.
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 8.1 Complete 4 courses
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrolling in Music 276.
option 8.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: All professional education courses (above) and Music 260R and 363 credits must be completed before student teaching (Music 476).
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

1. Effective Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Practice

Students will function as competent educators with a secure grasp of effective pedagogical practice grounded in sound teaching philosophy and carefully considered curricular and instructional priorities.

2. Effective Communication

Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills, especially the ability to connect with students.

3. Music Teaching Strategies and Materials

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of a broad array of skills, strategies, methodologies, and materials related to music teaching.