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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Catalog

Music Education Program (BME)


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Music Department information  

Program advisor:  K. Salvador

The Bachelor of Music Education (BME), is designed to meet the needs of future K-12 music teachers.  Completion of the program requirements and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification leads to certification to teach music in K-12 schools in Michigan.

Professional coursework requirements are to be completed sequentially, in three phases, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course. The BME, as a K-12 certification, has requirements that differ from secondary programs in other disciplines.  In unusual circumstances, courses may be taken out of sequence with the consent of the Music Department.

Prerequisites


Admission to the Department of Music, please see http://www.umflint.edu/music for audition information.

Discipline-Specific Requirements


C. Performance (33-34 credits)


Performance Ensembles (7 credits)


Students enrolled in Applied Music must enroll concurrently in the large ensemble in his/her applied performance area.  Participation in other ensembles (Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, etc.) is encouraged.

Secondary Instruments (6-7 credits)


Instrumental majors elect 7 credits; vocal majors elect 6 credits, including MUS 117 , from:

Piano Proficiency Exam


Students must pass the departmental piano proficiency exam. Keyboard classes (MUS 129-MUS 132) are strongly recommended.

Professional Requirements


Phase I: Foundations


2. Psychology (3 credits)


With a minimum grade of C (2.0):

3. Secondary and Music Education (6 credits)


With minimum grades of C (2.0):

4. Additional Requirements


  • Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including MUS 251 , with a minimum GPA 2.75 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework.
  • Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  • Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
  • Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II.

Phase II: Pre-Professional Block


Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III.

2. Additional Requirements


  • Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
  • Music Department requirements:
    • Completion of MUS 252; minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework.
    • Pass on Piano Proficiency Exam.
    • Completion of Music Theory/Aural Harmony sequence. 
  • Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  • Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III.

Phase III: Professional Block


Requirements for Recommendation for Teacher Certification


  1. Completion of all BME coursework requirements, including General Education requirements  and UM-Flint graduation requirements , with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Successful completion of the MTTC Music Education subject area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits

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