2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    May 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Music, P-12 Teacher Certification, B.S.

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Designed for students pursuing careers as music educators at the elementary/secondary levels. Concentration options in choral or instrumental music, pedagogical and practical experiences in teaching music are provided. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all teacher education and teaching field courses.

University Core and General Education Electives

University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Online Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.


This Degree Includes:

Music Total Semester Hours: Sixty


Student teaching and edTPA Professional Development Seminar (TE 423  and TE 433  ) must be taken during the student’s final semester after all other coursework is completed.  Students may only register for one additional course (TE 433) during the semester of student teaching.

Please refer to the School of Education  section of this catalog for more information regarding program admission and student teaching guidelines.

Students must earn a “C” or higher in all teacher education and teaching field courses.

Ensemble Participation

Music Education majors are expected to participate in ensembles in the area in which they plan to student-teach.

  1. Vocal/Choral music education students should participate in University Singers (seven-eight sequential semesters) and a secondary (small) choral ensemble (four semesters/audit approved).
  2. Instrumental music education students should participate in the Symphonic Winds or Chamber Strings/Orchestra (seven-eight sequential semesters) and a secondary (small) instrumental ensemble (four semester/audit approved).


Students whose applied area is in guitar/piano are encouraged to participate in University Singers and the Guitar or Piano ensembles, thereby giving them experience in both small and large ensembles and broadening their instrumental and vocal experiences for classroom instruction.

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