Oct 16, 2021
Preparing to become a music teacher at OWU is based on three crucial pillars: a strong foundation in the content area (e.g., fundamentals of musicianship), an appreciation for multiple perspectives by exploring how problems are approached and solved in a variety of disciplines (e.g., a liberal arts curriculum), and the development of leadership skills in diverse school environments as pre-service teachers practice how to help their students learn (e.g., field experience and student teaching). Additionally, our balanced music education program provides teaching licensure while also offering students the opportunity to double-major in another discipline.
Music Education - Instrumental majors must complete a total of 34 graduation units, including seven semesters in a primary performance area large ensemble (minimum 1.75 units in Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Orchestra) and seven semesters of applied study on their primary instrument (minimum 1.75 units). Music Education Instrumental majors complete all instrumental methods courses (MUS 241, MUS 243, MUS 245 and MUS 247) as well as one semester of voice methods (MUS 240). In addition to the primary ensemble requirement, at least one semester is required in a secondary large vocal ensemble (e.g., Symphonic Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra).
- Analyze and describe fundamental concepts of music theory, music pedagogy, and the historical perspectives associated with diverse styles of music.
- Demonstrate proficient skills applying the foundations of music associated with aural skills, piano accompaniment, singing, conducting, rehearsal techniques, improvisation, arranging, composition, and instrumental performance.
- Demonstrate advanced performance skill in solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance for a primary area of applied study (instrument or voice).
- Engage in K-12 field teaching scenarios and apply effective music pedagogy to the development of student-centered lessons that facilitate music learning in performance and creative musicianship.
General Education = 14 units*
- ENG 105 - Freshman Writing Seminar
- Foreign Language 110
- Foreign Language 111
- Group I, Social Science 1**
- Group I, Social Science 2**
- Group II, Natural Science 1
- Group II, Natural Science 2
- Group III, Humanities 1
- Group III, Humanities 2
- Group IV, Arts 1
- Group IV, Arts 2
- Electives (4.75 units)
- UC 160 OWU Experience
* This program extends the OWU curricular exception for the BA of Music (a 2221 general education formula) and expands it to an equal distribution of 2222 gen ed courses.
** EDUC 110 and 251 also satisfy Group I gen ed requirements, but are included with the Professional Education requirements below.
Professional Education = 7 units
Instrumental Music Education = 13 units
Diversity, Quantitative, and Writing requirements must be satisfied in general ed or music courses.