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Secondary Education - Music - Piano

To be admitted into a teacher education program that leads to a baccalaureate degree, students will either have to

· Achieve a qualifying passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) as established by the State Board of Education OR

·  Have an ACT composite score of twenty-one (21) (or SAT equivalent) OR

·  Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on coursework prior to admission to an approved teacher education program**

Education Pathway

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Choir I MUO 1211
  • Class Piano for Music Majors I MUA 1511
  • Recital Class I MUS 1911
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • *Fundamentals of Music MUS 1133
  • *Piano for Keyboard Majors I (Music Education) MUA 1572
Total 17 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Music Survey (Majors) MUS 2123
  • Choir II MUO 1221
  • Class Piano for Music Majors II MUA 1521
  • Recital Class II MUS 1921
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • *Music Theory I MUS 1214
  • *Piano for Keyboard Majors II (Music Education) MUA 1582
Total 18 Hours
First Semester
  • Choir III MUO 2211
  • Class Piano for Music Majors III MUA 2511
  • Piano for Keyboard Majors III (Music Education) MUA 2572
  • Recital Class III MUS 2911
  • *Music Theory II MUS 1224
  • World Civilization I HIS 1163 OR Western Civilization I HIS 1113
  • Natural Science w/Lab (4)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • Choir IV MUO 2221
  • Class Piano for Music Majors IV MUA 2521
  • Piano for Keyboard Majors IV (Music Education) MUA 2582
  • Recital Class IV MUS 2921
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • World Civilization II HIS 1173 OR Western Civilization II HIS 1123
  • Natural Science w/Lab (4)
Total 15 Hours

EDU 1613 Foundations in Education and Learning is strongly recommended for all Education Pathways.

**Consult with your chosen transfer university/college to determine changes to this curriculum.

Participation in Choir is required each semester.

*Failure to complete any portion of this combination of courses forfeits advancement to the next level of all three.

Acceptance into an education program is necessary before students can enroll in required junior or senior level education courses.

Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.