2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education (B.M.E.)


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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Music,
Performing Arts Center - Music, Room: M203

http://music.cah.ucf.edu/
Email: musicaud@ucf.edu

Dr. Kelly Miller, Kelly.Miller@ucf.edu, 407-823-4545

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Music Education

  • Audition. To be accepted in to Music Education, a student must demonstrate advanced proficiency by performing compositions representing a variety of musical periods (baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary).
  • Memorization is required for pianists and vocalists.
  • Accompanists are provided for vocalists only.
  • Each candidate must bring his/her own audition music.
  • The department will only provide large instruments such as a tuba, string, bass, or timpani for these auditions.
  • The audition will serve as a placement exam for accepted candidates.
  • Refer to the UCF Music Department website for specific audition requirements.
  • Prior to attending the first music class as a music major at UCF, all students will take a keyboard placement examination to determine the appropriate level of class piano.
  • Interview. In addition to a performance audition, students must successfully complete an interview with Music Education faculty.

Admission Requirements - Professional Program

  • Application into the Professional Program must be made at the conclusion of 45 hours of course work. Students must complete a formal application for the Professional Program. (Deadlines: February 15 for Fall semester admission and September 15 for Spring semester admission). Transfers may be admitted on an individual basis at the discretion of the Music Education faculty. To apply for the Music Education Professional Program, students must:
  • Complete 45 hours of coursework including: 15 hours of General Education Program courses, EDF 2005 , MUT 2126 , first semester of Performance II.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each performance, education, and music education course.
  • Have on file in the University admissions office passing scores on the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Competency Examination.
  • Provide satisfactory documentation and reflection on 15 hours of field experiences (See Music Education Coordinator for more information).

To be accepted into the Music Education Professional Program students must:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with aural skills (including the ability to match pitch with the voice) and communication skills (including the ability to write and speak effectively).
  • Complete MVK 2122 , MUT 2127 , and two semesters of Performance II.

Notes:

  • (1) Students may not enroll in Performance III or Professional Program courses unless all requirements for admission are satisfied.
  • (2) Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • (3) Common program prerequisites are subject to revision based on changes Section 1004.04, Florida Statutes, Public Accountability and State Approval for Teacher Preparation Programs, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.5.066, Approval of Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programs.

Degree Requirements

  • A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00 based upon all courses required in the major as well as all courses taken in music is required. Failure to maintain this standard may result in program probation or dismissal. Please refer to the SPA Student Handbook (http://performingarts.cah.ucf.edu/music/resources) for details on program standards.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


(See General Education Program  for detailed information)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following: (6 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (38 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 4 semesters 

Core Requirements: Basic Level (5 Credit Hours)


1 4 semesters

6 total hours of major ensemble (MUN XXXX) required; 4 hours are reflected in the CPP and 2 hours are reflected in the Core: Basic Level.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (29 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (26 Credit Hours)


  • Music Education Specialty Area Courses and Professional Program Courses
  • Complete one program

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Program C - Elementary School


Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of foreign language in high school or one year of foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


Admission to Internship I will be granted to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Have on file passing scores on all 4 parts of the Florida Teacher Certification General Knowledge Test (no alternatives or waivers will be accepted).
  • Possess minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Possess minimum specialization GPA of 2.5
  • Achieve a “C” or better in all prerequisite methods/ specialization courses
  • Complete a formal application for Internship I online (Deadlines: February 15 for fall semester and September 15 for spring semester).
  • Current enrollment in or completion of Performance III (first semester).
  • Completion of Music Education prerequisites and Education Core Requirements.
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of General Education and Common Program courses.
  • Completion of all Specialty Area courses except Secondary Methods II (MUE 433X) and Music Internship II (MUE 4943 ).
  • Possess minimum professional preparation GPA of 2.5.
  • Internship I: Students are assigned to a school with certified Supervising Teachers under the direction of a University Coordinator. During the semester, students spend two full days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) in assigned schools with half the time in an Elementary setting and half in a Secondary school setting. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to assigned locations.

Admission to Internship II will be granted to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of all admission requirements for Internship I (see above).
  • Completion of Performance III and any associated recital (students may not perform a recital during Internship II).
  • Completion of all music methods and techniques courses.
  • Completion of all General Education and Common Program courses.
  • Internship II: Students are assigned to a school with certified Supervising Teachers under the direction of a University Coordinator five days a week for the entire semester, normally during the student’s last semester. Students are permitted to enroll in other classes only with the consent of the departmental advisor. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to assigned locations.

Special Non-Course Requirements

  • Note: Contact the Music Education Advisor for details.
  • Students should register to take the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teaching Certification Examination (FTCE) before the third semester of enrollment at UCF. (See http://www.fl.nesinc.com/ for test information).
  • Electronic Portfolio (MUE 4791 ). Students will develop an electronic portfolio while enrolled in upper division education courses and Internship II (MUE 4943 ). The portfolio requires demonstration of professional growth, reflection, and proficiency in the 12 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. Consult with the Music Education Advisor for specific information regarding portfolio construction.

Ensemble Participation

  • Selected from University Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. Four hours of Jazz Lab or one hour of Marching Band may be used to fulfill Major Ensemble requirements.
  • Students whose primary instrument is a wind instrument must audition for Wind Ensemble whenever it is offered.
  • Ensemble assignment is by the Ensemble directors in consultation with the applied faculty.
  • Transfer students must take Major Ensemble during each of their remaining semesters, except when enrolled in Internship II.
  • Native UCF students must take each Major Ensemble credit in separate semesters.
  • Students enrolled in a Performance course must concurrently enrolled in an appropriate major ensemble if accepted.

Recitals

  • Students must complete a faculty-approved public recital fulfilled by MUS 3953 . Recitals are normally performed while concurrently enrolled in the second semester of Performance III.

Music Education Forums

  • Attendance at all Music Education Forums (except during Internship I and II) is expected

Public School Partnerships

  • Students are expected to be in K-12 schools each semester. Prior to internship experiences, students are expected to observe, assist, and teach in variety of grade levels and settings (e.g., urban, suburban, general, choral, instrumental). Students are expected to maintain a record of and reflections on all field experiences as this will be required for the Music Education Proficiency Examination.

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Have on file passing scores for the General Knowledge, Professional Education, and Subject Area subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. (See for specific test information)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in all courses within the major.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each performance and music education course.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement: at least 25 hours must be taken from the UCF Music Department. In addition, music education students must complete their last two semesters of required performance, recital, and Internship II while attending UCF.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 132


Additional Information


Honors In Major

Related Programs

Certificates

  • Florida Teaching Certification: Music K-12

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Consult with the music education advisor for course selection

Transfer Notes

  • Students transferring to UCF must pass an audition and interview in order to be accepted into the music education program (See Admissions Requirements above).
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • NOTE: Education majors are required to take six hours (in addition to EDF 2085 ) that have an international or diversity focus. While native UCF students complete this requirement as part of the GEP, transfer students must take appropriate courses that have been so designated by their previous institution.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study


  • Take General Knowledge Test after spring semester of Freshman Year.
  • Apply for Professional Program after spring semester of Sophomore year.
  • Take PET and Music Examination of FTCE after fall semester of Senior year.
  • As indicated in the Plan of Study, all 3 remaining GEP classes will be taken during the summer semester of the Senior year.

Program A - Instrumental Program K-12


Freshman Year - Fall (18 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (18 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (10 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3

Program B - Choral Program K-12


Freshman Year - Fall (18 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (18 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (20 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (22 Credit Hours)


Program C - Elementary Program


Freshman Year - Fall (18 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (18 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (19 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (22 Credit Hours)


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