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MUSIC EDUCATION (P-12) (MUE)

Professor Harry E. Price, Department Head
Office: 262 Moody Music Building

The programs in music education require the completion of at least 143 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.

B.S. students in music education may also pursue a second baccalaureate degree in music (B.M.). This option requires 34-54 additional credit hours to earn a B.M. 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 (See p. 175-177) 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 behavorial science and fine arts requirements.
 
Music Education Teaching Fields (Choose one)
 
Instrumental Music Teaching Field 63-67
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
Music Academics (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
Music Applied (5 courses):
    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 (14 hours):
    MUA 175-MUA 189 8
    MUA 199 Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
    MUA 375-MUA 389 6
    MUA 499 Senior Recital 0
1Instrumental Ensemble courses (minimum one per term) 7
Class Piano: (0-4 hours)
    Pass MUA 299 Piano Proficiency Exam or 0
    Complete the following with no grade less than a "B":
    MUA 121, MUA 122, MUA 123, and MUA 124 4
Class Instruments:
    MUE 252 Teaching String and Percussion Instruments
    (Percussion principal takes 1 hour of secondary violin
    and 1 hour of secondary wind 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 63
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
Music Academics (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
Music Applied (5 courses):
    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 (14 hours):
    MUA 171 or MUA 174 8
    MUA 199 Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
    MUA 371 or MUA 374 6
    MUA 499 Senior Recital 0
Secondary Applied (4 hours):
    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.
 
1Choral Ensemble (minimum one per term) 7
Class Instruments:
    MUE 251 Introduction to Wind, Strings, and Percussion 3
    MUE 380 Vocal Methods 2
    MUE 381 Vocal Methods Lab 1
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
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.
 
BEF 362 History, Philosophy, and Social Foundations of Education 3
2,3BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
2CRD 350 Survey of Reading Education (W) 3
MUS 448 Teaching Instrumental Music (instrumental majors)
    or MUS 447 Teaching Choral Music (vocal/choral majors) 3
MUE 387 The Elementary School Music Program (W) 3
3MUE 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
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
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Total: 143-147

1At least one term must be in a small ensemble.
2These professional education courses are taken earlier during the student's undergraduate career.
3A prerequisite for admission to the teacher education program.

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