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2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Music

Music with Teacher Certification

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This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend.  Students must gain University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses no later that the end of their first semester Junior year in order to use this suggested plan.  The ISEP program is not an option for Music Education majors.  Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all music core and Professional Education courses and maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Instrumental Concentration students are required to pass a Playing Proficiency Exam on a secondary instrument from a family outside that of their primary instrument no later than midterm of the semester prior to student teaching.

Standard Special Certificate

Courses requiring a “C” or better are identified by a “+.”

2 Semester Hours in Keyboard Skills

MUS 2203/2205 and 2204/2206 or applied piano.


(Five Semesters)

7 Semester Hours of Applied Study

(taken over 7 semesters)

All majors must enroll for Intermediate Level Applied Study. In the fourth or fifth semester they must pass a Junior Standing Jury. Applied Study then continues at the Advanced Level.

7 Semester Hours of Ensemble

(taken over 7 semesters)

Music Electives

Two semester hours required.

And One of the Concentrations Listed Below

1. Instrumental Concentration


7 semester hours over 7 semesters from:

Additional Course Work

Wind players must retake MUS 1309
Brass players must retake MUS 1308
Keyboard, String, & Percussion players must retake either MUS 1308 or 1309.

2. Vocal Concentration

3. General Music Concentration

(3 semester hours of the required seven MUST be in MUS 1110 Intermediate Applied Voice.)


+ Requires a “C” or better

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