Bachelor of Science Music Education

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 Teacher Education must also be met.

Objectives:
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles
  • Integrate biblically-based truth in music curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrate collegiate proficiency in music theory and aural skills, music history, conducting, arranging, and analyzing
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in a primary instrument and functional proficiency in secondary skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies for instruction, record keeping, and document production
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event
  • Construct learning experiences that are built upon professional standards and that draw upon appropriate curricula
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable;
  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment

Course requirements for this degree are as follows:

Bible (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pentateuch
Pauline Epistles I
Baptist History
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology

General Education (36/35 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey
      Survey of British Literature I
      Survey of British Literature II
      Survey of World Literature
      Survey of American Literature
Survey of World History I
Psychology
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey
      General Biology Survey
      Survey of Physical Science
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective: History of Music II*
Humanities Elective: History of Music I*
Fine Arts Elective: Art Appreciation
PE Activity
Health Education
Technology Requirement
      Introduction to Computers
      Technology in Ministry
      Technology Portfolio
Student Life Seminar
*These general education requirements are met with the taking of the recommended courses.

Christian Ministry (4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics
Evangelism

Professional Studies (18 semester hours)
Early Field Experience
Foundations of Education
Exceptional Learner
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Instructional Media and Technology
Reading in the Content Area

Music and Education (58 semester hours)
Music Theory I
Aural Skills I
Music Theory II
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Music Theory IV
Aural Skills IV
Ensemble
Primary Instrument
Secondary Skills
Basic Conducting
Advanced Conducting
Instrumental Methods
Junior/Senior Recitals
Secondary Music Education
Elementary Music Education
Education Practicum
Student Teaching

Total Hours (146 hours)