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Music Education P-12

 

BA Degree

Melissa Saunier-Arnold, MA, Chair, Education Division
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 209
(270) 384-8584  arnoldm@lindsey.edu

Tim Allen, MAE, Program Coordinator
Blue Raider Band Building
(270) 384-7337   allent@lindsey.edu

 

Unit Mission Statement

The mission of the Education division is to prepare candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflective teacher-leaders in the 21st century.


Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

 

Entrance Criteria

As part of the admission criteria for the Education program, candidates must have completed the following required courses with a grade of C or higher:

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency;
  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023), or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency; and
  • General education mathematics course, as determined by the candidate's general education program, unless waiver requirements are met.

 

Program Requirements:  94 hours

To earn an Integrated Music Education P-12 degree, students will complete a minimum of 46 hours of music courses and 42 hours of education courses, working concurrently in both programs, along with the general education program and prerequisites.

A.  Prerequisites and Other Requirements:  6 hours

  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for EDUC 3123 and EDUC 3143 -- 3 hours
  • History of Music Literature (MUSI 2533) must be taken to fulfill general education requirements -- 3 hours

B.  Music Requirements:  46 hours

1 -- Core Requirements:  26 hours

  • Piano Skills I (MUSI 1201) -- 1 hour
  • Music Theory I (MUSI 1612) -- 2 hours
  • Music Theory II (MUSI 1713) -- 3 hours
  • Music Theory III (MUSI 2613) -- 3 hours
  • Music Theory IV (MUSI 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Music History I (MUSI 3102) -- 2 hours
  • Music History II (MUSI 3112) -- 2 hours
  • Conducting (MUSI 3212) -- 2 hours
  • Woodwinds Methods (MUSI 3231) -- 1 hour
  • Brass Methods (MUSI 3241) -- 1 hour
  • Percussion Methods (MUSI 3251) -- 1 hour
  • Strings Methods (MUSI 3261) -- 1 hour
  • Marching Band Techniques (MUSI 4522) --or-- Choral Pedagogy & Literature (MUSI 4532) -- 2 hours
  • Orchestration & Arranging (MUSI 4542) -- 2 hours

2 -- Ensemble and Lessons Requirements:  19 hours

  • Primary Ensemble -- 5 semesters
    • Concert Choir (MUSI 1151-4151) -- 1 hour --or--
    • Band (MUSI 1161-4161) -- 1 hour --or--
    • Lindsey Wilson College Singers (MUSI 1171-4171) -- 1 hour
  • Secondary Ensemble -- 2 Semesters
    • Concert Choir (MUSI 1151-4151) -- 1 hour --or--
    • Band (MUSI 1161-4161) -- 1 hour --or--
    • Lindsey Wilson College Singers (MUSI 1171-4171) -- 1 hour
  • Applied Music (MUSI 1512 and MUSI 2512) -- 4 semesters -- 2 hours
  • Applied Music (MUSI 3512 and MUSI 4512) -- 2 semesters -- 2 hours

3 -- Piano Proficiency:  1 hour

The Integrated Music Education P-12 program contains a piano skills requirement called "Piano Proficiency." The student must take piano until the requirements for the Piano Proficiency Exam have been satisfied. This exam may be administered during any semester of Piano Skills I-IV or Private Piano I-IV in which the instructor considers the student's playing level ready for the proficiency examination. The exam consists of the ability to prepare in advance and play one or more parts of elementary choral or instrumental literature (including three-part vocal score) with correct rhythm and notation, playing major scales and arpeggios in root position for two-octave performance, and playing minor scales and arpeggios in root position for one-octave performance. The student should play intermediate repertoire comparable to Sonatinas 1-3, Op. 36 of Clementi. Other emphases in the exam include the memorization of two pieces (one contrapuntal and the other a movement from a sonatina), preparation of simple accompaniments of vocal and instrumental pieces and play by ear musically acceptable harmonizations of familiar tunes.

C.  Professional Preparation -- Education:  42 hours

  • The Teaching Profession (EDUC 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (EDUC 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Lifelong Learning (EDUC 3123) -- 3 hours
  • The Exceptional Learner (EDUC 3143) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Secondary Education (EDUC 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 5-9, 8-12 & P-12 (EDUC 3523) -- 3 hours
  • Classroom Management P-5 & P-12 (EDUC 4263) --or-- Classroom Management 5-9 & 8-12 (EDUC 4463) -- 3 hours
  • Teaching Elementary School Music (MUSI 4613) -- 3 hours
  • Teaching Music in Secondary Schools (MUSI 4623) --3 hours
  • Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600) -- 12 hours
  • Practicum (EDUC 4603) -- 3 hours

Note:   Student teaching candidates must pay a $150 student teaching fee.

 

Exit Assessment

Graduation requirements for candidates are as follows:

  1. Minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA;
  2. Minimum 2.75 Content/Emphasis Area GPA;
  3. Minimum 2.75 Professional Education GPA;
  4. Passing of the appropriate PRAXIS Principles of Teaching and Learning  (PTL) exam and the appropriate content exam(s) as required by state regulation;
  5. Successful completion of all program requirements and assessments;
  6. Successful completion of Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600), including all course requirements with positive evaluations; and
  7. Successful completion of Stage III Exit Portfolio.


 

 

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