Music Education (Dual Program)
John Coggiola, 110 Crouse College, 315-443-5896 or email@example.com
Carol Radin or Pam Hachey, Assistant Directors of Academic Advising, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-9319.
College of Visual and Performing Arts contact:
Marlene Lee, 200 Crouse College, 315-443-2517
The music education program, which leads to a Bachelor or Music degree, is designed to give students a strong foundation in musical and teaching skills and to enable them to obtain initial certification for public school teaching (all grades) in New York State and other states with which there are reciprocal arrangements.
Music education students are dually enrolled in the Setnor School of Music and the School of Education. They may elect one of five emphases: brass, choral/general, woodwind, percussion, or strings. By graduation, students are expected to have achieved competencies in all the musical disciplines (e.g., principal and secondary performance areas, music history and theory, sight-singing and dictation, and conducting and ensemble participation) in addition to teaching competencies in such areas as classroom management techniques and curriculum development skills. Students must have achieved a 3.0 average in music and education courses, with an overall GPA of at least 2.8 before being permitted to enter into the upper division sequence (junior year) and to student teach (senior year). Students also have opportunities to develop techniques of teaching general music as well as techniques for directing performance ensembles.
Academic credits are required in the following: 6 credits of social science (psychology or sociology), 3 credits in mathematics, 3 credits in the sciences, and 3 credits of multicultural humanities. Refer to the certification link for information about New York State certification. Foreign Language: one course (minimum 3 credits) in a language other than English (including American Sign Language), or equivalent competency established by examination or level three of high school study. If requirement has already been met, one 3-credit liberal arts elective must be taken in its place.
* * This is a general list of major requirements for the music education major. Depending on which emphasis students choose (brass, choral/general, woodwind, percussion, or strings), the order of the courses and total credits per semester may vary.
First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Spring Semester
Sophomore Year, Fall Semester
Sophomore Year, Spring Semester
Junior Year, Fall Semester
Junior Year, Spring Semester
Senior Year, Fall Semester
Senior Year, Spring Semester
Total Minimum Credits Required: 134
Consult with the School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, suite 230, regarding other New York State requirements for graduation.
Required Child Health and Life Safety Seminar
Covering the following topics:
Identifying/reporting child abuse
Child abduction prevention
Fire and arson prevention