2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 29, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, A.A.

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This curriculum has been designed for students who plan to transfer into a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in music education. A broad background in music theory, literature, keyboarding skills, aural skills, ensemble performance, and applied music instruction is offered at the community college level to provide a foundation for advanced study in music at a university. Transfer admission in music education is competitive. Students may need to demonstrate their skill level through auditions and/or placement testing at the senior institution. To teach music in the Illinois public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois. All senior institutions require passage of either the Test of Academic Proficiency have a composite ACT plus writing score of 22, or an SAT of 1030 in order to gain admission into a college of Education.

Suggested Curriculum

I. General Education Core (37-38)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts, including one English course numbered 200 or above. ART 131 , ENG 243 , HUMAN 101 , or PHILO 205  recommended to meet the non-Western Cultures requirement by
some senior institutions.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D  . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E . The following courses are recommended to fulfill teacher certification requirement:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (24-25)

Take one musicianship course each term for a total of 16 credits.

Select from Ensemble Groups I-IV: Take one each term for total of 4 credits.

Select from Applied Music Instruction I-IV (Private Music Lessons):

Take one each term for a total of 8 credits.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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