Overview

The Music Education program prepares music teachers for Christian schools, grades K-12. Admission to any music program follows satisfactory completion of entrance evaluation. Requirements for admission to the Moore School of Education must also be met.

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions

 

 

Objectives

 

Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Articulate a personal philosophy of music education, reflecting a need for music instruction in schools K-12.
  • Demonstrate through exams, research/projects, competence in music theory and aural skills, music history, and form and analysis.
  • Perform a junior and senior recital that shows the student is competent as a performer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a choir or band using proper conducting techniques and gestures that convey musicality.
  • Exhibit the ability to use a variety of technological devices for teaching music through projects developed and explained.
  • Develop and implement classroom management strategies by observations of veteran music teachers that produce a safe and stable environment for teaching music.
  • Construct rehearsals and other music learning experiences built upon national and state standards using the concepts of scope and sequence and spiral curriculum.
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 30
General Education 36
Christian Ministry   4
Professional Studies
17
Specialty Area 58
Total 143

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
ED201     Foundations of Education*    3 hours
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
MC112     Music Theory I*     3 hours
MC114     Aural Skills I*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
PE     PE Activity     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour
Secondary Skills*     1 hour

Total  18

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I     2 hour
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hour
ED202     Early Field Experience*     1 hour
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours
MC211     Music Theory II*     3 hours
MC213    Aural Skills II*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour
Secondary Skills*     1 hour

Total  18

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II     2 hours
CE201     Phil. of Christian Education*     3 hours
ED203     Diverse Learners*     3 hours
MC212     Music Theory III*     3 hours
MC214     Aural Skills III*     1 hour
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
ME      Ensemble*     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour
Secondary Skills*     1 hour

Total  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
ED302     Human Growth & Development*     3 hours
GF102     Survey of Fine Arts (Art)     1 hour
MC311     Music Theory IV*     3 hours
MC313     Aural Skills IV*     1 hour
MS204     Brass & Percussion*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour
Secondary Skills*     1 hour

Total  17

*Must make a “C” or better

 

Summer Module

Bible Elective     3 hours
Literature Survey     3 hours

Total  6

Fall Semester

BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
MC209     Elements of Conducting*     1 hour
MC403     History of Music I^     3 hours
MC401     Form and Analysis*     2 hours
PA100     Health Ed. (non PE Majors)     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour

Total  17

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts     2 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3 hours
GC111    Mathematics Survey     3 hours
MC307     Advanced Conducting*     2 hours
MS315     Choral Methods*     1 hour
MS205    Woodwind & Strings*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
Science Elective     3 hours
Primary Instrument*     1 hour

Total  18

 

Summer Module

Bible Elective    3 hours

Total  3

 

^Offered alternate semesters

*Must make a “C” or better

 

Fall Semester

ED301     Educational Psychology*     3 hours
ED401     Reading in the Content Area*     3 hours
MC405     History of Music II^     3 hours
MS403     Elementary Music Education*     3 hours
MS405     Instrumental Methods*     2 hours
MS421     Education Practicum*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
Primary Instrument*     1 hour
Senior Recital*     0 hours

Total  17

 

Spring Semester

MS422     Student Teaching*     12 hours

Total  12

 

^Offered alternate semesters

*Must make a “C” or better