Music Education Pathway Associate in Arts

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 12W Session

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  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: The courses for our A.A. degree are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transition: With your A.A. degree, you can stay at Seminole State to continue your progress toward a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand field.
  • Guaranteed transfer: Earn your A.A. here, and take advantage of guaranteed admission to UCF or one of Florida’s other state universities for your bachelor’s.
  • More than 100 University Transfer Pathways: Take prerequisite courses for majors in various fields from accounting to theater.
Music Education Pathway
Type: Associate in Arts
Major Code: EDU-MUS
CIP: 1192401010

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2022
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.
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 course is a study of piano for music majors.This course is taught in a classroom/piano laboratory environment. By department consent only.
This course is a continuation of Class Piano I for music majors. By department consent only.
This course is a continuation of Class Piano II for music majors. Preparation for Piano Proficiency Examination.
This course is a continuation of Class Piano III for music majors. Preparation for Piano Proficiency Examination.
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.
This course consists of individualized instruction of Harp Level 1.
Individualized instruction of Harp Level 2.
This course is open to all students and to all beginning students who wish to learn the fundamentals of guitar technique. The course will include material ranging from folk music to popular music.
This course is open to all students and is a continuation of MVS 1116M.
This course is open to all students and is the study of vocal techniques and vocal literature for music majors and non-music majors.
This course is open to all students and is a continuation of MVV 1110.
Individualized instruction of Harp Level 3.
Individualized instruction of Harp Level 4.
Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Course. Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course.

Prior to the award of an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree, first-time-in-college students entering a Florida College System institution in the Fall 2015 term and thereafter must complete at least one (1) course from each of the general education subject areas listed in this section. Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year and thereafter, students entering associate in arts, associate in science or associate in applied science, or baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least one (1) course from each of the general education subject areas listed in this section prior to the awarding of their degree. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses.

The State of Florida requires that all students graduating from Seminole State College of Florida and other institutions in the Florida College System (FCS), as well as from any State University System (SUS) institution, fulfill a Civic Literacy Competency requirement prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. Requirements vary based on admit term and program. Please refer to this catalog’s Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the Civic Literacy Proficiency Requirement.

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$5,666 $5,954 
Room and Board-0-$10,950$11,592 $11,498 
Books and Supplies$1,000$810$1,000$1,200
Total$4,131$18,140$18,258$18,652

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* Tuition costs are based on the current academic year for in-state students living on campus. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on cost of attendance information provided by the State University System of Florida. 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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