Department of Music

Bachelor of Multi-Age: Music Education Degree

(for teaching licensure in instrumental, vocal or general music)

The Bachelor of Education in Multi-Age: Music Education degree for teaching licensure in instrumental, vocal or general music, is for students planning to teach music to students ages 3-21 and/or in grades PreK-12. Beyond the University's core curriculum, requirements consist of music courses, professional education courses, elementary/secondary courses, and either the instrumental or choral cluster courses. Acceptance into the program requires an audition and a music theory placement exam.

This degree is offered through the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service. For complete information on the music education degree, please see the College’s section in University course catalog. Follow the degree guide for the Multiage Education degree. On the page, scroll down to the MultiAge Music Education to see courses required and the most current degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes in the Bachelor of Multi-Age: Music Education

  1. Demonstrate personal music performance skills and skills in sight-singing, ear-training, piano, improvisation, and composition to a level of proficiency and expertise necessary to pursue a career in music education.
  2. Articulate a personal philosophy of learning and teaching and understand how that philosophy will affect the choices they make in practice.
  3. Demonstrate ability to reflect on and assess the effectiveness of their own teaching with eye toward self improvement.
  4. Be familiar with standard music curricula, particularly the National Standards for Music Education and the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Music.
  5. Diagnose and prescribe appropriate content and techniques according to the music learning sequence for all levels and types of learners.
  6. Create instructional plans, long-range curriculum outlines, and assessment for music education at elementary and secondary levels, following Ohio Content Area Learning Standards and incorporating recognized best practices in music pedagogy.
  7. Demonstrate competent conducting technique and rehearsal techniques appropriate for teaching.
  8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate instructional materials and their use.
  9. Demonstrate skills in the administration of the school music program.
  10. Understand and be able to use effective classroom management skills.
  11. Demonstrate through field experiences and student teaching the necessary skills and dispositions for teaching music in a variety of public school settings.

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Last Updated: 10/6/23