The Music Education major prepares students to be accomplished and well-rounded musicians who are equipped for a variety of professional situations as performers and teachers.
This degree provides students with expertise in research-based educational methodologies including curricular design, pedagogical approaches, and assessment protocols to teach band, orchestra, choir, and general music in K-12 public and private school systems. Students graduate with licensure in Instrumental/General Music K-12 or Vocal/General Music K-12.
This music degree program maintains a course of study that meets the requirements for licensure established by the Tennessee Department of Education. The curriculum structure provides intentional and effective instruction in the three primary areas of music study:
1. Performance: Primary and secondary applied areas, repertory, ensembles, conducting, productions, and capstone recitals
2. Musicianship: Music theory, aural skills, orchestration and formal analysis, and music history
3. Specialization: Music methods for elementary and secondary general music, band, choir, and orchestra; student teaching/internship