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    York College of Pennsylvania
  Jan 22, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Music Education (K-12), B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in General Music Education (K-12 Certification) is a professional program stressing competence in teaching the full range of vocal, instrumental, and general music from kindergarten through high school.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in General Music Education must complete all program requirements including a minimum of 139 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirement, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. In addition, students majoring in General Music Education must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in each required music course.

Students majoring in General Music Education must achieve a grade of 3.0 or higher in each of the following six courses—WRT102, WRT202, MAT111, a second math course (MAT105 or higher), EDU 200 , and EDU 210 . Students seeking certification in General Music Education will be required to have a minimum of 150 hours of Field Experience prior to the student teaching semester and meet specific requirements as noted in the Certification Requirements section in the Department of Education.

Required Courses in General Music Education Major:

In addition to the Common Core, Area Distribution Requirements, Professional Education Courses, and a supervised Student Teaching Semester, the following music courses are required (See Check Sheet for specific courses in these areas):

Historical and Theoretical Courses

Music Education Courses

Performance Courses

Music Education majors must satisfy Senior Recital and Piano Proficiency Requirements prior to the Student Teaching Semester.

  • Primary Applied Music 7 credit hours
  • Secondary Applied Music 2 credit hours
  • Music Ensembles 7 credit hours
  • Senior Recital 0 credit hours
  • Piano Proficiency 0 credit hours
  • Recital Attendance 0 credit hours

Student Teaching Semester

See note 1,4 below.


Professional Semester


1 The 2.0 also includes all courses in field of major study.

2 Required for Voice and Piano majors. Instrumental majors choose another 3 credit music elective.

3 SE 460 Community and Legal Issues in the Secondary School  must be scheduled the term immediately prior to the Student Teaching Semester.

4 Students are required to have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 before admittance into the Student Teaching Semester.

5 Taken as an option to ECH 495 /SE 495  by students seeking the degree without certification.

General Music Education Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (37 credits)

Sophomore Year (36 credits)

Senior Year (29 credits)

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