BACHELORS DEGREE | MUSIC EDUCATION

Degree Overview

If you are called to teach music, whether in public or private schools, consider the advantages of Maranatha's Music Education major. Music Education graduates have enjoyed a 100-percent hire rate for those seeking teaching positions, and a 100-percent acceptance rate for those applying to graduate school.

Maranatha's Education programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved for licensure by the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction. The Music Education program provides students with the option of obtaining both a general music license as well as an instrumental or choral license by complete one of two specialized program levels.

Program Outcomes

  • Music Education learning outcomes are based on State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) adoption of 10 inTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Leadership and Collaboration Standards, and are influenced by edTPA requirements. DPI inTASC standards and edTPA assessments, while contrasting in structure and purpose, are proving to be symbiotic in function as we seek to prepare MBU students for lifetime service and leadership. (See attached document below for the ten DPI standards)
  • In addition to DPI's ten standards, the SOE has added an eleventh standard to align with its intent to produce Biblically-based servant leaders: "Biblical Principles in Teaching: evidence of a Biblically-based philosophy of education that is clearly implemented in curriculum and instruction." All students demonstrate their proficiency in these eleven standards via an electronic portfolio that is must be assessed and passed before the student may student teach.

Suggested Course Schedule: Core Program in Choral Music

1st Year

Semester 1 (Even Year)

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Introductory Music Seminar (0)
  • Aural Skills Foundations (2)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Basic Music Literature (3)
  • Intro to Vocal Studies/Primary Less (1)
  • Funct Piano Skills (Sec Piano Prof) Sec Prof Lesson (1)
  • Performing Group (0.5)
  • Repertoire (0)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)

Total Credits: 18.5

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Harmony 1 (2)
  • Primary Proficiency Lesson (1)
  • Freshmen Field Work (0)
  • Keyboard Skills 1 (1)
  • Sec Prof Lesson (1)
  • Performing Group (0.5)
  • Repertoire (0)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Music History Course (2)

Total Credits: 17.5

Summer:

  • Knowing Middle Childhood Music & Movement (1)
  • Knowing Brass (1)
  • Early Child Music & Movement (1)
  • Knowing Woodwinds (1)

Total Credits (4)

Bold classes are part of the comprehensive add-on

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Suggested Course Schedule: Core Program in Instrumental Music

1st Year

Semester 1 (Even Year)

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Introductory Music Seminar (0)
  • Aural Skills Foundations (2)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Basic Music Literature (3)
  • Primary Proficiency Lesson (1)
  • Funct Piano Skills (Sec Piano Prof) Sec Prof Lesson (1)
  • Performing Group (0.5)
  • Repertoire (0)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)

Total Credits: 18.5

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Harmony 1 (2)
  • Primary Proficiency Lesson (1)
  • Freshmen Fieldwork (0)
  • Keyboard Skills 1 (1)
  • Sec Prof Lesson (1)
  • Performing Group (0.5)
  • Repertoire (0)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Music History Course (2)

Total Credits: 17.5

Summer:

  • Knowing Early Childhood Music & Movement (1)
  • Knowing Brass (1)
  • Instrumental Methods Course (1)
  • Knowing Woodwinds (1)

Total Credits: 4

Bold classes are part of the comprehensive add-on

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Music Arranging
  • Music Education

 

Potential Career Fields

  • Music Teacher
  • Music Professor
  • Concert Pianist
  • Choir Director
  • Composer

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Rick Townsend

Rick Townsend

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

PhD Music Education and Instrumental Conducting, Michigan State University

MMus Education and Supervision, Central Michigan University

BA Music Education, Alma College

David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

DMA Music Education, Boston University

MA Sacred Music, Pensacola Christian College

MA Music Theory and Composition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

BS Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Janet Tschida - Faculty

Janet Tschida

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor

Credentials

MA Music Education, University of St. Thomas

BS Music, Maranatha Baptist University

David Brown

David Brown

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor

Credentials

DMA Choral Conducting, University of Missouri

MM Trombone Performance, Bob Jones University

BA Trombone Performance, Bob Jones University

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