Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education K-12 Licensure (School of Music)

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The Bachelor of Music degree with Music Education prepares students for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music. Completion of the degree requires four years of study and includes 800 hours of practicum in elementary and secondary school settings.

CCU’s School of Music shares the music education program with CCU’s School of Education, which has been recognized by the state of Colorado as a program of excellence. The distinct focus on developing students who are servant-leaders as well as excellent practitioners has earned CCU graduates in music education teaching positions in both public and private schools throughout the state. The program also offers excellent preparation for graduate school.

The Bachelor of Music with Music Education requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education (42 credit hours)
Professional Education Core (18 credit hours)
Professional Music Education Core (16 credit hours)
Music Core (46 credit hours)
Primary Instrument (4 credit hours)
Electives (2 credit hours)

Music Education K-12 Licensure Program

General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following two academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Communication (6 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)   page for specific information information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (9 credit hours)

Take each of the following three courses:

Music Core (46 credit hours)

Primary Instrument (4 credit hours)

Each student will take 4 credit hours on the instrument on which they have auditioned and been accepted.

Electives Core (2 credits)

Students will take two (2) elective credits.

Additional Information

Those selecting the music major must take MUS 110 - Musical Perspectives  as part of the general education requirements.

MUS 111 - From Sight to Sound - Music Fundamentals  or a passing grade on the Theory Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for entrance into MUS 112 - Music Theory I: Elements of Music  .

MUA 175 - Music Convocation  is required for all music majors each semester at CCU (up to 7 semesters).

Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take MUA 130 - Piano Class I  and MUA 132 Piano Class II  OR MUA 115 - Piano  in consecutive semesters until MUA 230 - Piano Proficiency  is passed.  

Only one ensemble credit each semester counts toward the requirements for the major.

Additional information concerning attendance, appeals, recitals, applied music, and proficiency examinations is found in the Teacher Portfolio and the Music Handbook.

Suggested Electives to include with the B.M. Music Education degree:

MUS 271 Music Production and Engineering I  

MUS 272 Music Production and Engineering II  

MUS 325 Singer’s Diction and Literature  

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Music in Music with K-12 Education Licensure

The faculty recommends students in the B.M. in Music with K-12 Education Licensure to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 128 credits, including all general education, music major, and education professional core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all CCU coursework, and a C- or better in all professional education and music courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Completion of seven semesters of MUA 175 - Music Convocation .  
  6. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  7. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  8. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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