The Cline School of Music : Music Education Department

Music Education majors are a large part of the Cline School of Music. Students are able to acquire South Carolina certification in instrumental music (band or strings), and choral music (general music), K-12. Music Education students are involved in all areas of music including large and small ensembles as well as solo performance. More than 100 hours are spent in public school field experiences prior to the actual sixty days of student teaching. Through methods courses, technique classes, private lessons, and field experiences at all grade levels, the students acquire skills in planning a lesson, teaching the lesson, and assessing student learning. Graduates from North Greenville University have found employment in many state public schools as well as some out of state public and private schools. Recent graduates have had students earn places in the All State Chorus, All State Band, and All State Orchestra. One of NGUs music graduates won the State High School Marching Band Championship at two different high schools.

In addition to classes in the Cline School of Music, music education students are able to become members of the National Association of Music Education, known as MENC, during their university days. Chartered as Chapter 1054 of MENC in 1996, many NGU chapters members attend the South Carolina Music Educators Association Inservice Conference each February. Opportunities are provided at this conference for students to view the latest equipment, books, and materials, to hear outstanding music performing groups, and to learn new technology and teaching methods. Several students have served as SCMEA Collegiate Officers, including State President and State Vice President. At the National level, Chapter 1054 has earned two awards, one in the area of Outstanding Service Projects, and the second for Outstanding Programs. More than five recent graduates have received the Individual Professional Achievement Award from MENC.

Music Education students are a part of ensembles that visit local schools presenting programs and recruiting for NGU. In the past three years more than 28 programs were presented as a part of the "Teddy Bear Concerts" of NGU. The many concerts and presentations serve as a part of the Service Learning component of the Teacher Education Program at NGU. Being a part of the Music Education Program at NGU is being a part of a special family of friends.  

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Music Education majors complete 20 hours in EDUC 1210, Introduction to Education.  Eight hours of observation are required in each of the Music Education technique classes (Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Vocal/Choral) for a total of 40 hours.  Music Education students also must spend 40 hours in field experiences in MUED 3320 (Music in the Elementary and Middle Schools), and 40 hours in field experiences in MUED 4320/4330 (Music in the High School) for a total of 140 hours prior to student teaching.  Student candidates observe a cooperating teacher and then teach a demonstration lesson and a video lesson.  The University Music Field Experience Coordinator observes students in MUED 3320 and MUED 4320/4330, completing a formative and summative evaluation for each student.  The cooperating teacher also completes an evaluation of the teacher candidate in each field experience.  These evaluation records are filed in the College of Education Field Experience Office.

Mission

The mission of the Music Education program at North Greenville University is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education/Choral or Bachelor of Arts in Music Education/Instrumental.  In keeping with the institutions Statement of Purpose, these two degree programs seek to enable students to integrate academic discipline, Christian lifestyle and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that will develop teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to foster learning in youth.

The goals of the Music Education program at North Greenville University are that its graduates 1) demonstrate proficiency in the language and grammar of music; 2) acquire skills using the basic elements of music:  melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics, movement, and form in both aural and visual analysis; 3) develop an understanding of the relationship between music history and literature from past and contemporary cultures (both western and nonwestern) and the influence that music and other performing arts forms have on each other; 4) demonstrate a personal commitment to the art of music in teaching music as an element of civilization, and to encourage the artistic and intellectual development of students, serving as a role model for students through a commitment as an independent professional;  5) acquire skills in recreating, through performance compositions from all historic, cultural, and stylistic perspectives, thus providing opportunities to create new compositions representative of the 21st century; 6) develop the capability to lead students to an understanding of music as an art form, as a means of communication, and as a part of their intellectual and cultural heritage; 7) demonstrate the capability to inspire others and to excite the imagination of students, thus engendering a respect of music and a desire for musical knowledge and experiences; 8) demonstrate the ability to evaluate ideas, methods assessments, and policies in the arts, the humanities, and in arts education for impact on the musical and cultural development of students; 9) demonstrate knowledge of research, research sources, and research techniques in Music Education, thus gaining the ability to use research in the teaching and assessing of music and the improving of musicianship; 10) demonstrate knowledge of the theories of child development and learning styles as appropriate to classroom instruction, K-12; 11) demonstrate an understanding of careers in Music Education and service to the community at large.

Requirements

To be admitted to the Music Education Degree program a student must have completed no fewer than forty-five (45) semester hours of course work which meet the degree requirements at North Greenville University. Students must be admitted one year before student teaching. Additionally, each student must have:
1.    Completion of all areas of PRAXIS I or an original copy of SAT or ACT scores that meet a passing standard.
2.    Completed and returned application for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and the Declaration of Major form.
3.    A grade of C or better in English 1310, English 1320, and one English 2000 level course, Communication 2300 or appropriate substitute.
4.    A grade of C or better in all completed Education courses.  Music Education majors must have a C or better in all music content courses.
5.    A grade of C or better in chapel and satisfactory completion of all cultural events.
6.    A cumulative GPA of 2.50
7.    Assessment of Disposition from the following:
        Music Education majors:
            EDUC 1210 Introduction to Education instructor
            Music Instructor of choice

Requirements for admission into the Teacher Education program for students who have not taken the above-referenced classes because of transferring to North Greenville University or changing majors include recommendations from other instructors as designated by the College of Education.
The Music Education degree is a four-year degree that requires some summer school attendance.
The Teacher Education Program was recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), in 2005.  Music Education was accredited by its Special Professional Organization, (SPA), NASM in 2004, which NCATE accepted in 2005.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Choral

General Education Requirements               

COLL 1100 or HNRS 1210    1(2)hours
ENGL 1310, 1320    6 hours
ENGL literature (2000 level)    3 hours
FOREIGN LANGUAGE*    6 hours
HIST 2330    3 hours
MATH  1315 or higher    3 hours
NATURAL SCIENCE:
    A Physical Science    4 hours
    A Biological Science    4 hours
(EDUC 2220) PHYSICAL EDUCATION    2 hours
CHST 1310 or 1320    3 hours
CHST 2335    3 hours
PSYC 2310    3 hours       

Total    41-42 hours

The following courses are supporting courses for a major in music education/choral:   

Professional Education Courses

EDUC 1210, Introduction to Education    2 hours
EDUC 2230, Foundations of Education    2 hours
EDUC 3410, Educational Psychology    4 hours
EDUC 3350, The Exceptional Learner    3 hours

Total    11 hours

The following Music and Methods courses are required for a major in music education/choral:

Music Courses

Music MUAPL 12XX (8 Hours), MUAPL 32XX (6 Hours)    14 hours  
Music MUAPL 11XX    4 hours
Music 1430, 1440, 2430, 2440    16 hours
Music Ensemble-Choral 1100**    7 hours
MUSC 1320, Introduction to the History of Music and Art    3 hours
MUSC 2350, Computer Technology for Musicians    3 hours
MUSC 2240, 3340 Basic and Advanced Conducting    5 hours
MUSC 3310 and 3320, Development of Musical Styles
Before 1750 and After    6 hours
Recital/Seminar Attendance    0 hours

Total    58 hours

Methods Courses

MUED 3000 Teaching Language Arts in the Content Area    0 hours
***MUED 4655, Directed  Student Teaching for PK-12    12 hours
MUED 3105, 3115, Field Experience II and III    2 hours
MUED 2100, String Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2110, Brass  Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2120, Woodwind Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2140 Percussion Techniques    1 hour
MUED 3320, Music in Elementary School    3 hours
MUED 4320, Music in Secondary School (Choral)    3 hours
MUED 4340, Classroom Management for Music Education    3 hours

Total    27 hours

Total General Education Requirements    41-42  hours
Total Professional Education Requirements    11 hours
Total Music Requirements    58 hours
Total Methods Requirements    27 hours
Total Elective Courses    3 hours
Total Hours for Degree    * 140-141 hours

* Excludes Germ 1315 and 1325
** Students must have experience in large and small ensembles .All music majors are required to participate in ensembles as assigned by the music faculty.
*** Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

A minimum grade of C is required for any courses submitted for fulfillment of major requirement.

All students at North Greenville University must earn one credit hour for Chapel and Cultural

Events for each semester of full-time enrollment.

All non-keyboard principals must pass the piano proficiency exam prior to enrolling in MUED 3320.

Junior Recital 30 minutes.

* All music majors are required to take applied lessons through the degree program, unless practice teaching.  These may count as elective credits.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Instrumental

General Education Requirements

COLL 1100 or HNRS 1210    1(2) hours    
ENGL 1310, 1320    6 hours
ENGL literature (2000 level)    3 hours
FOREIGN LANGUAGE*    6 hours
HIST 2330    3 hours
MATH  1315 or higher    3 hours
NATURAL SCIENCE:
    A Biological Science    4 hours
    A Physical Science                        4 hours    
EDUC 2220 Physical education                    2 hours    
CHST 1310 or 1320    3 hours
CHST 2335    3 hours
PSYC 2310    3 hours    
Total    41-42 hours

The following courses are supporting courses for a major in music education/instrumental:

Professional Education Courses

EDUC 1210, Introduction to Education    2 hours
EDUC 2230, Foundations of Education    2 hours
EDUC 3410, Educational Psychology    4 hours
EDUC 3350, The Exceptional Learner    3 hours
Total    11 hours

The following Music and Methods courses are required for a major in music education/instrumental:

Music Courses

Music MUAPL 12XX8 Hours),MUAPL 32XX (6 Hours)    14 hours  
Music MUAPL 11XX    4 hours
Music 1430, 1440, 2430, 2440    16 hours
Music Ensemble-Instrumental 1100**    7 hours
MUSC 1320, Introduction to the History of Music and Art    3 hours
MUSC 2350, Computer Technology for Musicians    3 hours
MUSC 2240, 3340 Basic and Advanced Conducting    5 hours
MUSC 3310, 3320, Development of Music Styles
    Before 1750 and After     6 hours
Recital/Seminar Attendance    0 hours

Total    58 hours

Methods Courses

MUED 3000, Teaching of Language Arts
 in the Content Area Seminar    0 hours
***MUED 4655, Directed Student Teaching for PK-12    12 hours
MUED 3105, 3115, Field Experience II and III    2 hours
MUED 2100, String Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2110, Brass  Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2120, Woodwind Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2130, Vocal/Choral Methods/Techniques    1 hour
MUED 2140, Percussion Techniques    1 hour
MUED 3320, Music in Elementary School    3 hours
MUED 4330, Music in Secondary School (Instrumental)    3 hours
MUED 4340, Classroom Management for Music Education    3 hours

Total    28 hours

Total General Education Requirements    41-42 hours
Total Professional Education Requirements    11 hours
Total Music Requirements    58 hours
Total Methods Requirements    28 hours
Total Elective Courses    3 hours
Total Hours for Degree    141-142 hours

* Excludes Germ 1315 and 1325
** Students must have experience in large and small ensembles. All music majors are required to participate in ensembles as assigned by the music faculty.
*** Prerequisite:   Admission to Teacher Education Program.

A minimum grade of C is required for any courses submitted for fulfillment of major requirement.
All students at North Greenville University must earn one credit hour for Chapel and Cultural

Events for each semester of full-time enrollment.

All non-keyboard principals must pass the piano proficiency exam prior to enrolling in MUED 3320.

Junior Recital 30 minutes.

* All music majors are required to take applied lessons through the degree program, unless practice teaching.  These may count as elective credits.