This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Proficiency requirements: Present a juried recital (Music 249) in the last semester of private instruction. Students must prepare a minimum of 18 minutes of music to be performed in a formal public recital. Students will schedule a joint recital in groups of three or fewer.
Requirement 2 Complete 14 Courses
Lower-division music core courses:
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Option
Option 3.1 Complete 8.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete eight hours of lessons from the following:
Note: Voice lessons are required during each semester in the major, with no more than one semester exception (excluding the semester in which student teaching is completed).
Music education majors must enroll in at least 1 hour of large ensemble each semester for seven semesters within student's area of specialization. At least 1 hour must be the Music 311R evening section.
Requirement 5 Complete 4 Courses
Upper-division music core courses:
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 7 Complete 8 Courses
Requirement 8 Complete 2 Options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
Option 8.1 Complete 4 Courses
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrolling in Music 275.
Option 8.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following Courses
Note: All professional education courses (above) and Music 260R and 363 credits must be completed before student teaching (Music 476).
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their LiveText accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the LiveText account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.