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Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (AZ) - Music (Choral & Instrumental)

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This degree program was developed for those who want to teach at the secondary level. You will gain hands-on, in-classroom experiences. Prospective secondary education teachers learn how to identify and be sensitive to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of diverse student populations.

Through this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a content area focus of:

  • Music (Choral and Instrumental)

Contact an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.

Secondary Education Licensure Courses

Pre-Professional Education

The Teaching Profession I | 
Explores current and future teaching profession. Introduces Ottawa University’s mission and teacher education
program’s conceptual framework. Learn about topics such as reflective inquiry, standards driven classrooms, use of technology, and diversity of learners. Skills assessed in relation to profession.

The Exceptional Child | 
Become familiar with various emotional and behavioral disorders, health and physical impairments, and intellectual deviations associated with children (birth through high school age) who are identified as expectional. Addresses strategies for meeting academic, social and emotional needs of these children within the confines of the classroom (including IEPS). Examines criteria for effectively working with administrators, specialists, support personnel, and family who impact the educational experiences of these children. Field experience required.

Educational Psychology | 
Designed to acquaint students with knowledge gained from educational psychologists in learning theory and practice, motivation and management, and effective instruction. Meets required competencies in research, teaching methods and materials, media and technology, teaching effectiveness, interpersonal relations, educational ethics, understanding the learner, teaching-learning process, learning styles, and understanding the relationship between school and home. Emphasis placed on understanding methods needed to maintain an effective learning environment through classroom management strategies and motivational techniques.

Foundations of Schools in a Diverse Society | 
Provides candidate with understanding of historical, philosophical and social foundations of education in the
United States. Addresses legal and ethical issues. Learn how educational policy is formulated and affects classroom practice. Provides opportunities to learn from a variety of professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Secondary Education Methods and RICA | 
Learn to design, implement, and evaluate materials and instructional techniques for early through late adolescent learner. Topics include assessing readability of materials, evaluating student reading skills, teaching vocabulary, comprehension and study skills, working with at risk students, and incorporating writing into curriculum.

Secondary Specialized Methods/Practicum | 
Observe, develop, and practice skills under the guidance of a classroom teacher in the student’s major area of interest.

Clinical Practice-Licensure

SEI Methods for ELL II | 

Secondary Student Teaching I | 
Capstone field experience for secondary pre-service teachers. Gives opportunity to observe and teach in a secondary school setting. Consult Education Department for placement information.

Secondary Student Teaching II | 
Capstone field experience for secondary pre-service teachers. Gives opportunity to observe and teach in a secondary school setting. Consult Education Department for placement information.

Research and Performance | 
Independent research course leading to final competency projects that include presentation of senior recital and preparation of program notes. Culminates applied music studies and is a major component of the comprehensive process.  BA candidates at The College may select an alternative option of the preparation of a research paper on a topic approved by the student's primary applied teacher and department chair.

 

Required Courses - Choral Emphasis

REQUIRED COURSES FROM MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MUP 209 Elements of Conducting

MUP 250AB Italian Diction

MUP 250AC German Diction

MUP 250AD French Diction

16 semester credit hours in music theory and aural perception

(MTC 105, MTC 106, MTC 155, MTC 156, MTC 205, MTC 206, MTC 255, MTC 256)

6 semester credit hours in music history

(MHL 241 and MHL 242)

7 semesters of private lessons and 7 semesters of ensemble work

4 semesters of piano proficiency and successful completion of exit exam

 

The following courses must be taken at Ottawa University:

  • METHODS & MATERIALS FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC (Only if seeking K-12 licensure)
  • CHORAL CONDUCTING METHODS & LITERATURE 
  • SECONDARY CHORAL METHODS

 

Required Courses - Instrumental Emphasis

REQUIRED COURSES FROM MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

16 semester credit hours in music theory and aural perception

(MTC 105, MTC 106, MTC 155, MTC 156, MTC 205, MTC 206, MTC 255, MTC 256)

6 semester credit hours in music history

(MHL 241 and MHL 242)

 

7 semesters of private lessons and 7 semesters of ensemble work, 1 semester of piano and 1 semester of voice OR

2 semesters of regular piano and 1 semester of jazz piano

The following must be taken at Ottawa University:

MUS 32024 Methods & Materials for Elementary Music (Only if seeking K-12 licensure)

MUS 32123 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING METHODS AND LITERATURE (4)

 

MUS 34725 SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS (4)

State-Specific Requirements

Arizona Constitution | HPS 30151
Overview of Arizona's history and constitution from territorial days to the present.

United States Constitution | HPS 30251
Overview of the history of the United States Constitution to establish a foundation of understanding.

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