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Jenny Camp Clark ('06) - "North Texas Music Teacher of The Year 2009"

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC EDUCATION

The Bachelor of Science in music education (approved by the Florida Department of Education) graduates students meeting state certification requirements for teaching music at all levels in schools. In addition to the courses required for the liberal studies music degree, the music education program includes coursework in professional education and music education culminating in a semester-long internship. Graduation requirements include passing grades on three Florida Teacher Certification Exams: the General Knowledge Test, the Professional Education Exam, and the Subject Area Exam for Music K–12.

A quick outline of this degree is listed below as well as a suggested course of study.  (Of course, coming to Florida College with AP and duel enrollments courses will give you more time to participate in all of the shool's activities.)


Requirements for B.S. in Music Education


Students who have been admitted to Florida College must also complete an application to be accepted into the major. The application process includes an audition/interview with the applied lesson faculty member(s)   before registering for principal-level lessons and a music theory placement test to determine what music theory classes are needed.


Acceptance status as a music major will be provisional until the successful completion of two semesters of applied lessons, including juries indicating readiness to proceed to the next level and recital performance(s) each semester, and the successful completion of the first two semesters of Music Theory and Aural Theory with a grade of C or better.

All music students must pass a barrier jury before being permitted to register for applied music lessons at the 3000 level. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated by the Registrar and the Chair of the Department before being admitted to the program.
      
In order to be admitted to the Music Education program, typically by the beginning of the junior year of college and before taking upper-division music education courses, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all general education and music courses, no grades below C on music courses, and must pass the General Knowledge Test (GKT) of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. All requirements for admission to music education must be met before the student will be allowed to intern.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Barlar or go to the Florida College catalogue.
   



"I came to Florida College my freshman year as a music major but, after some problems in my music classes, I came back my sophomore year as an undeclared major.  With the encouragement and help of the outstanding music faculty, at the end of my sophomore year,  I knew I could change back to music as my degree.  If I had been at any other school, working with grad assistants and lost in big classes, I know I would have never had the opportunities and rewards I have come to cherish.  Not only did I get a solid music education, but so much practical experience and chances to perform.  I had the time of my life!"
-Jenny Camp-Clark ('06)
Arlington, TX.

Recommended Plans for the B.S. in Music Education
(Students coming to F.C. with college credit and/or decide to take on-line or summer courses
are able to take more classes and many are able to finish in as little as four years.)

FALL  Year 1                 
Music Theory I                    
Aural Theory I                     
Principal Applied Lessons

Class Piano
Music Technology
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Bible (2 courses)
P.E.

Total

FALL  Year 2                               
Music Theory III                   
Aural Theory III                     
Principal Applied Lessons
Introduction to Music Lit.
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Required Bible (2 courses)

Total


FALL  Year 3                               
Music History I                                      
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance

Conducting 1
Foreign Language or Science
Bible 
General Psychology  

Total


FALL  Year 4                               
Music History III     Social/Behavioral Science
Public Speaking
Literacy K-2
Brass Techinques

Choral Techniques
Bible​
​Total

SUMMER
Introduction to ESOL
Total

FALL Year 5
Instrumental Methods
(Includes Field Experience)
Percussion Techniques
Social Science
Bible
​Electives
Total

Pass Florida
Certification Exam




SPRING  Year 1                 
Music Theory II                   
Aural Theory II                    
Principal Applied Lessons

Class Piano
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
English or Math
Bible (2 courses)
Health
Total


SPRING  Year 2 
Music Theory IV
Aural Theory IV
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Intro to Music Ed.

Old Testament Poetry
Bible

​English or Math
Total

SPRING  Year 3                               
Music History II
Principal Applied Lessons
Major Ensemble
Recital/Concert Attendance
Conducting II

Foreign Language or Science
Bible
String Techniques

​Capstone Recital​
Total

SPRING  Year 4                               
Music History IV                           Woodwind Techniques

Choral Methods
(Includes Field Experience) General Music Methods
(Includes Field Experience)
Diverse Populations
Bible
​Total




SPRING Year 5
Music Education Internship
Bible
​Senior Seminar
Total
Hours
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
3
3
​1
16

Hours
3
1
2
3
1
0
3
3

16



Hours
3
2
1
0

2
4
2
3

17



Hours
3
3
3
3
1
1
2

16


Hours
3
3


Hours
3

1
3
2
3
12

Hours
3
1
2
1
1
0
3
3
​2
16


Hours
3
1
2
1
0
3

3
1

3
17


Hours
3
2
1
0
2

4
2
1

1
16

Hours
3

1
3

3

3

2
15





Hours
10
1
1
12