Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

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 or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program 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.

course - Sophomore Recital 0.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 14 Courses

Lower-division music core courses:

course - Aural Skills 1 1.0

course - Aural Skills 2 1.0

course - Music Theory 1 3.0

course - Music Theory 2 3.0

course - Sight Singing 1 0.5

course - Sight Singing 2 0.5

course - Functional Piano Skills 1 2.0

course - Choral Conducting Techniques 2.0

course - Aural Skills 3 1.0

course - Aural Skills 4 1.0

course - Music Theory 3 3.0

course - Music Theory 4 3.0

course - Sight Singing 3 0.5

course - Sight Singing 4 0.5

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Requirement

Requirement 3.1 — Complete 8 hours

Complete eight hours of lessons from the following:

course - Classical Voice - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 0.5v

course - Diction Lab 1: English - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 0.5

Note: Concurrent registration in Music 260R: Classical Voice and Music 262R: Diction Lab is required.

Requirement 4 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Music education majors must enroll in at least 1 hour of approved 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:

course - Survey of Music Literature 1 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 2 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 3 2.0

course - Form and Analysis 3.0

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - World Music 2.0

course - History of Jazz 2.0

Requirement 7 — Complete 8 Courses

course - Careers in Mus Ed 1.0

course - Found of Teach Children Music 2.0

course - Foundations of Music Teaching 2.0

course - Vocal Pedagogy 2.0

course - Percussion Wrkshp 1.0

course - Found of Teaching Vocalists 2.0

course - Art of Teaching Vocalists 3.0

course - Choral Arranging 1.0

Requirement 8 — Complete 2 Requirements

Professional Education Component:

Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, 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.

Requirement 8.1 — Complete 4 Courses

Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed prior to enrolling in Music 276.

course - Intro to Music Education 3.0

course - Pre-Student Teaching 2.0

course - Adolescent Development 2.0

course - Multi Cult Ed for Sc Ed 3.0

Requirement 8.2 — Complete 12 hours

Note: All professional education courses (above) and Music 260R and 363 credits must be completed before student teaching (Music 476).

course - Secondary Student Teaching - You may take up to 12.0 credit hours 12.0

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.