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[College of Education]

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 146 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.

A non-certification program in music education is also available; for information, see p. 184 and a music education adviser. 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 and in 104 Carmichael Hall.

Course Hours
General Studies (See p. 174-176) 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 MUS 250 to satisfy the Core Curriculum fine arts requirement.
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
Instrumental 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.
 
Choral 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. 174-176.
 
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
1,2BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
1CRD 350 Survey of Reading Education (W) 3
MUE 386.Teaching Instrumental Music in Public Schools
      (instrumental majors) or MUE 388 Teaching Choral Music
      in Public Schools (vocal/choral majors) 3
MUE 387 The Elementary School Music Program (W) 3
2MUE 389 Clinical Experience in Music Education (with a grade of "B"
      or higher) 3
MUE 487 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Music 3
MUE 497 Internship in Music (P-12) 15-18
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
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Total: 146-152


1These professional education courses are taken earlier during the student's undergraduate career.
2A prerequisite for admission to the teacher education program.

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