with Teacher Certification

The USAO Music Teacher Certification Program is offered through the Division of Arts and Humanities and combines liberal arts learning with teacher preparation. Its goal is to prepare individuals to become effective music teachers and obtain an Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in music. This program is a standards-based program, based upon the standards and guidelines set forth by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the State Competencies, and the findings of Effective Teacher research. Collectively, these standards and research findings provide the knowledge base for what music teachers should know and do. Individuals successfully completing this program qualify to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate to teach music in grades PK-12.

At least 2 trimesters of summer enrollment will be necessary to complete all requirements in music within 4 years. This program is both state and nationally accredited. Since USAO teacher certification programs are nationally certified by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) certification in other states is simplified.  It is recommended that certification be initially obtained in Oklahoma prior to seeking certification from another state. 

A program checklist for a degree in music with teacher certification (vocal and instrumental) is provided below. Students wishing to pursue a teaching certificate in instrumental music should consult Dr. Dan Hanson, and in vocal music, Dr. Jan Hanson, Music Department, Davis Hall.

 

Program Requirements

Required General Education/Liberal Arts Courses

Computer Proficiency

IDS 1001 Freshman Orientation
IDS 1013 Rhetoric/Critical Thinking
IDS 1113 Writing I
IDS 1213 Writing II
IDS 1133 Individual in Contemp Society
IDS 1223 Mathematics in the Modern World
IDS 2013 Foundations of Physical Science
IDS 2023 Foundations of Life Science
IDS 2011 Foundations of Life Science Lab
IDS 2133 American Civilization (History & Government) I
IDS 2143 American Civilization (History & Government) II
IDS 3223 Political & Economic Systems and Theories
IDS 3313 World Thought and Culture to 500 C.E.
IDS 3323 World Thought and Culture from 500 to 1650 C.E.
IDS 4333 World Thought and Culture from 1650 C.E. to Present
IDS 4522 Senior Seminar
PHED 1011 Concepts of Health and Fitness
PHED Any Activity (1 hour)
Artistic Expression, 2 hours

TOTAL HOURS in General Education47

 

Required Professional Education Courses

EDUC 2002 Orientation to Teaching
EDUC 2011 Directed Field Experiences I
EDUC 2022 Education of the Exceptional Child
EDUC 2103 Human Development and Learning
EDUC 3102 Educational Psychology
EDUC 3203 School & Society
EDUC 3211 Directed Field Experiences II
EDUC 3343 Educational Media and Technology
EDUC 4442 Classroom Management and Evaluation Theory
*EDUC 4405 Student Teaching
*EDUC 4305
*EDUC 4542 Applied Professional Studies

*Courses must be taken concurrently.

TOTAL HOURS in Professional Education: 31

 

Required Courses in Music

Instrumental Music Education Major 

MUSC 1051 Concert Choir (1 trimester)
MUSC 1081 Concert Band (continuous enrollment required)
MUSC 1114 Materials of Music I
MUSC 1124 Materials of Music II
MUSC 1203 Introduction to Music Literature
MUSC 2103 Materials of Music III
MUSC 2113 Materials of Music IV
MUSC 2880 Recital Attendance (must pass 6 trimesters)
MUSC 3102 Forms and Analysis
MUSC 3303 Music History I
MUSC 3313 Music History II
MUSC 4083 Performance/Recital (primary applied area)
MUSC 4102 Principles of Conducting
MUSC 4202 Composition
MUSC 4212 Instrumental Conducting
MUSC 4552 Elementary Music Methods
MUSC 4572 Secondary Instrumental Methods
and
Primary Applied Instrument
Secondary Applied Instruments (2 hrs each in brass, woodwind, percussion)
Piano Proficiency (or until proficiency is passed)

 

Vocal Music Education Major

MUSC 1051 Concert Choir (continuous enrollment required)
MUSC 1114 Materials of Music I
MUSC 1124 Materials of Music II
MUSC 1203 Introduction to Music Literature
MUSC 2103 Materials of Music III
MUSC 2113 Materials of Music IV
MUSC 2880 Recital Attendance (must pass 6 trimesters)
MUSC 3102 Forms and Analysis
MUSC 3303 Music History I
MUSC 3313 Music History II
MUSC 3512 Vocal Pedagogy
MUSC 4083 Senior Recital
MUSC 4102 Principles of Conducting
MUSC 4112 Choral Conducting
MUSC 4202 Composition
MUSC 4552 Elementary Music Methods
MUSC 4562 Secondary Vocal Methods
MUSC 4882 ST/Diction (vocal majors only, must be taken twice) and Voice or Piano
Secondary Applied Area (Secondary area must be piano if voice is primary area of study, voice if piano is primary area)

Applied study in instruments
Piano Proficiency (continuous enrollment until proficiency is passed)

MINOR IN EDUCATION

A minor in education is available for a student pursuing a major in Music.  A student must be successfully admitted to the Teacher Education Program to be able to enroll in any 3000 or 4000 level Professional Education course.

18 hours including:

EDUC 2002 Orientation to Teaching
EDUC 2011 Directed Field Experiences I
EDUC 2022 Education of the Exceptional Child
EDUC 2103 Human Growth and Development
EDUC 3102 Educational Psychology
EDUC 3203 School and Society
EDUC 3211 Directed Field Experiences II
EDUC 4442 Classroom Management and Evaluation Theory
MUSC 4552 or MUSC 4562 or MUSC 4572 (Methods Course)