Music Education (BS)
Dr. Doug Barlar, Program Coordinator
Florida College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Music and the Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Contact NASM at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190-5248 or call (703)437-0700. The Music Education program is approved by the Florida Department of Education. Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for Music (Grades K-12) certification.
Total Semester Hours
General Education Requirements
All music majors are required to keep a portfolio of their musical activities, which will be checked at the end of each semester and before graduation. New students will receive instructions as to what must be included.
Registration for MUS 1010 Recital Attendance is required when a student registers for applied lessons.
- MUT 1111 Music Theory I
- MUT 1112 Music Theory II
- MUT 1241 Aural Theory I
- MUT 1242 Aural Theory II
- MUT 2116 Music Theory III
- MUT 2117 Music Theory IV
- MUT 2246 Aural Theory III
- MUT 2247 Aural Theory IV
- MUL 1110 Introduction to Music Literature
- MUH 3211 History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1700
- MUH 3212 History of Western Music II: 1700 to 1900
- MUH 4371 Music Since 1900
- MUH 4633 Music in the United States
Applied Lessons (12 Hours)
- Principal applied lessons for 2 hours credit per semester at the 1000-4000 level.
- Recital consisting of at least 30 minutes of music.
Students must enroll in the major ensemble that matches their principal instrument.
- String players must be in String Ensemble.
- Wind and percussion players must be in Wind Ensemble.
- Vocalists must be in Chorus.
- Pianists must be in Piano Ensemble.
- Guitar majors may use Jazz Ensemble as their major ensemble.
Class Piano for Music Majors (if not a piano principal)
- MVK 1111 Class Piano for Music Majors I
- MVK 1112 Class Piano for Music Majors II
Voice Class (if not a voice principal)
- MVV 1111 Voice Class
- MUG 3104 Conducting I
- MUG 4102 Conducting II
- MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology
- At least 6 semesters with a satisfactory grade.
Music Education Courses
- MUE 2040 Intro to Music Education
- MUE 4331 Choral Methods (includes pre-internship field experience)
- MUE 4332 Instrumental Methods (includes pre-internship field experiences)
- MUE 3311 General Music Methods (includes pre-internship field experiences)
- MUE 2460 Brass Techniques
- MUE 2470 Percussion Techniques
- MUE 2440 String Techniques
- MUE 3431 Choral Techniques
- MUE 2450 Woodwind Techniques
Professional Education Courses
- EDF 2085 Diverse Populations
- RED 3309 Teaching Reading
- TSL 3080 Introduction to ESOL
- MUE 4940 Internship
- MUE 4936 Senior Seminar
Quality of Work
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Music Education must participate in graduation exercises. Exceptions may be approved only by the Academic Standards Committee.