The major in Music education is intended to prepare students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades PK-12. Students must audition to be accepted into the department and fulfill requirements for acceptance into the Music Education major. Music Education majors complete 49-51 credits of core courses and 89 credits of major courses to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Students are required to complete the following courses:
Music Education majors are required to participate in at least one of the following performing ensemble for 0 to 1 credit each semester. At least 6 MSP credits are necessary to fulfill degree requirements.
In addition, students will be required to pass comprehensive examinations in music history and theory, and proficiency exams in ear training, piano and guitar prior to student teaching.
Music Education Methods Courses
These courses are designed to provide students studying for the teaching profession with an understanding and functional level of playing instruments as well as a study of voice. Observation and practice of pedagogical methods in K-12 schools are integral to the instrumental/vocal methods curriculum.