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Music - Education

Associate of Arts Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in music education.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

35 - 40 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 1110 Introduction to Professional Education 3
MUSC 1220 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1230 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1250 Ear Training I and Sight Singing 2
MUSC 1260 Ear Training II and Sight Singing 2
MUSC 2220 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2230 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2250 Ear Training III and Sight Singing 2
MUSC 2260 Ear Training IV and Sight Singing 2

Core Option Courses

Applied Music Basics

select one course from MUSC 1051-1056 or MUSC 1061-1066 during both semesters of freshman year
57 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1051 Applied Music Basics I Brass 1
MUSC 1061 Applied Music Basics II Brass 1

Education

Select One
47 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum-Elementary School 2
EDUC 1710 Professional Practicum-Secondary School 2

Music Lessons I

select MUSC 1077 or one course from MUSC 1070-1082
52 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1077 Individual Music Lessons I Piano 1

Music Lessons II

select MUSC 1117 or one course from MUSC 1110-1122 Select One
54 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1117 Individual Music Lessons II Piano 1

Music Lessons III

select MUSC 2077 or one course from MUSC 2070-2082
55 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 2077 Individual Music Lessons III Piano 1

Music Lessons IV

select MUSC 2117 or one course from MUSC 2110-2122
56 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 2117 Individual Music Lessons IV Piano 1

Music Major Ensembles

select one each semester
53 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1130 College Chorus 1
MUSC 1180 College and Community Concert Band 1

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3

English / Literature

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3

Fine Arts & Language

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3

Health Education

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

History

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 1030 European Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3

Mathematics

select one from list or any other higher level of college math
3-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1100 Topics and Ideas in Mathematics 3
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3

Natural Science

select one
4-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology 4
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 4
PHYS 1100 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1410 Elementary General Physics I with Algebra and Trigonometry 5

Oral Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Social Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 1000 American Government 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3

Written Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

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