Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Teaching, Music EC-12

Teacher and K-12 students playing instruments.
Teaching, Music, Early Childhood through 12th

John Freyermuth
Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 126
(409) 984-6520
freyermuthje@lamarpa.edu
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Program Description

The Teaching Music EC 12 curriculum is the first two years of a track designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree and be certified to teach music in the public schools. The degree was developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and serves as a guide for colleges and universities in structuring the first two years of a curriculum for music education majors. 

 
Associate of Arts Teaching, Music, EC-12 Degree Plan
Course Number Title SCH
Core Curriculum Courses 42
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
MUSI Courses 15
  Total Hours 60

MUSI Course Descriptions

MUSI 1181 Piano Class I -- 3 hours
Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students.

MUSI 1182 Piano Class II -- 3 hours
Further class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students.
Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1181.

MUSI 1183 Voice Class Instruction I -- 3 hours
Class instruction in the fundamentals of singing including breathing, tone production, and diction. Designed for students with little or no previous voice training. Open to non-music majors.
 
MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I -- 3 hours
Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm which promotes the appreciation of cultural expressions. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)
 
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation -- 3 hours
Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances.

MUSI 1310 American Music -- 3 hours
General survey of various styles of music in America. Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music which promotes the appreciation of cultural expressions.