Music Education Pathway Associate in Arts

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You’ve mastered your musical craft. Now, learn to teach it. The prerequisite courses in music education are designed to prepare you for a gratifying career teaching music and music appreciation to students of all ages and grade levels. As a music teacher, you’ll help kids understand theory, develop discipline, fine-tune their talent and even pursue their musical aspirations.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
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Music Education Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: EDU-MUS
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Pathway: EDU-MUS

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Summer 2021
This is a survey course that covers the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, governance and finance of education, educational policies, legal, moral and ethical issues and the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and Common Core State Standards. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with children and youth in schools or similar settings and not via virtual modes of film or Internet.
Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and Common Core State Standards. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience will not be via virtual modes of film or Internet.
This course covers the application of instructional design principles for the use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational media, emerging technologies and hardware, software and peripheral for the personal computer as well as data-driven decision-making processes. Identification of appropriate software for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students with regard to research, analysis and demonstration of technology will be covered. Students will be provided with an overview of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Common Core State Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards.
This course is designed to help students prepare for recitals, juries and overall musicianship. Students will attend seminars and workshops on selected topics in music. Additionally, students will perform in, and attend, Music at Seminole State events. At least one recital performance is required.
This course includes studies in music theory, both written and aural skills, including musical analysis, model composition, sight singing, ear training and improvisation. By department consent only.
This course is a continuation of MUT 1121 (Music Theory and Musicianship I). Studies in music theory, both written and aural skills, including musical analysis, model composition, sight singing, ear training and improvisation. By department consent only.
This course is a continuation of MUT 1122 (Music Theory and Musicianship II). Studies in music theory, both written and aural skills, including musical analysis, model composition, sight singing, ear training and improvisation.
This course is a continuation of MUT 2126 (Music Theory and Musicianship III). Studies in music theory, both written and aural skills, including musical analysis, musical composition, sight singing, ear training and improvisation.
This class offers students the opportunity to participate in any Seminole State Performing Ensembles beyond the four required for the Music Pathway. Offered by department consent only.
SeminoleSound is the contemporary vocal jazz ensemble for the College. Audition is required. Dean's permission is required. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
Open to all students, the Seminole Community Chorus is a course offering a wide variety of types and periods of choral literature, specializing in the great masterworks. This course is primarily a form of recreation and cultural enrichment for College students and members of the community. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students. Jazz Ambassadors has a repertoire that includes both traditional and contemporary jazz and rock literature. No audition is required. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times. Instructor permission required.
This course is open to all students. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to become more fluent in the various jazz vocabularies through theoretical practice, ear training and lab experience. Students will learn the standard jazz literature with its appropriate vocabulary. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to non-degree seeking students. The repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary jazz and rock literature. No audition is required. This course is open to all instrumentalists. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students and includes the study and performance of music for wind ensemble and band. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students and includes the study and performance of music for small woodwind ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students and includes the study and performance of music for small brass ensembles. No audition is required. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students and covers the study and performance of music for small ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This course is open to all students and includes the study and performance of music for guitar ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit multiple times.
This music travel study course combines preparation on campus, travel and study. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure.
Duplicate courses such as MVK XXXX may be repeated up to 4 times.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

Per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,538$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,590$11,088$10,300
Books and Supplies$1,000$890$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$17,860$18,626$17,879

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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