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  Oct 23, 2020
 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Music Education - Instrumental Major (MEIN), BME [Teacher licensure]


Requirements


Liberal Arts: 44 Hours


All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts  studies. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of the major:

  • Three hours of the Creative Spirit component are met within the major and counted below. ENG 2010  or ENG 2020  is still required.
  • EDFD 2030  is required in place of PSY 2010  in the Individual and Social Environment component and is counted below in the hours required for licensure.
  • Three hours of the Global Literacy component are met by MUS 3240  and counted below.

Required:

 

Major: 51 Hours


Note(s):


  • 1Majors must take piano every semester for credit until they pass the Piano Proficiency Examination.
  • Music major status requires a passing score of 80 percent or higher on the Theory Entrance Exam or MUS 1700  with a grade of "B" or better; and satisfactory performance on the Theory, Keyboard, and Principle Applied Performance Evaluations.
  • Leveling for MUS 1710 , if needed, increases total hours by 3.
  • Music majors must participate in MUS 1400-1409  every semester.
  • Two semesters in a choral ensemble or in VOI 1010-1019  or VOI 1110  are required.
  • Wind and percussion players must participate in band every semester; string players must participate in orchestra every semester.

Note(s):


Students are required to take applied study for seven semesters and until at least two semesters of 3020 have been successfully completed.

Note(s):


Students seeking teaching licensure must follow eligibility criteria for admission and retention listed in the Cannon-Clary College of Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

The Arkansas Department of Education issues licensure in Instrumental Music Education and Vocal Music Education. However, the same PRAXIS test is used for both areas. Consequently, an Instrumental Music Education major who passes the PRAXIS exam may also apply for vocal certification. For a MEIN major who wishes to also each choral music, we recommend, as a minimum, these additional courses: 6 hours of voice/vocal pedagogy and two additional semesters in a choral ensemble.

Electives/Remaining Bible: 6 Hours


BMIN 3000 - Hymnology  is required of all music majors. Bible is not required during the supervised teaching semester.

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here .

Total Hours: 135


Note(s):


In addition to earning a degree in Music Education, Instrumental, an endorsement in vocal /choral may be earned. Consult with the department chair for additional information.