Why Study Music Education at TFC?
The right education is the key to a career as a music teacher. At Toccoa Falls College, you will grow from someone who loves music to someone who is a highly qualified music educator.
One of our greatest resources is a highly qualified and dedicated faculty. They draw on their spiritual roots, professional experience and expertise to nurture your talent. We will prepare you to teach choral and instrumental groups. You will also learn to instruct, manage and inspire music students in elementary general music classes, middle school, high school and beyond. You’ll also learn how to play and teach instruments you’ve never even touched prior to your time at TFC.
As a music education major, you’ll take a variety of courses such as music theory, music history, music technology, conducting and many other interesting and important classes. Music has been an important part of the curriculum since Toccoa Falls College was founded over 100 years ago. Our music education graduates are teaching successfully in many different states and foreign countries!
You as a Music Teacher!
Your Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education will prepare you for a career as a music teacher for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Many who graduate with this degree find it rewarding to build their careers around sharing their faith and their enjoyment of music in Christian schools in the United States and overseas. Many others share their enjoyment of music with students in public schools all over the country. Imagine using your musical skills each day to inspire your students to explore their potential!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor job openings for school teachers is expected to grow nationally by 12 percent between 2006 and 2016. This is expected to create 479,000 additional teaching positions nationally. At TFC there are many opportunities to student teach in music locally and overseas. After graduation, you can look forward to seeking music teaching employment anywhere in the United States or overseas in various types of public and private schools.
The Music Education Program leads to certification in music with emphasis on choral or instrumental in grades K-12. This program offers many opportunities for practice and training, while gaining experiences and knowledge to create appropriate and motivational programs of music at all levels.
** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.
GENERAL EDUCATION – 51 hours
BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 15 hours
|BSF 103||Foundations of Spiritual Formation|
|NTE 103||Introduction to the New Testament|
|OTE 103||Introduction to the Old Testament|
|THE 303||Introduction to Theology|
HUMANITIES – 15 hours
|ENG 113||Freshman Composition I|
|ENG 123||Freshman Composition II|
|ENG 393||Grammar for Teachers|
|HUM 103||Western Thought & Culture|
|MUT 113||Music Theory I|
SOCIAL SCIENCES – 9 hours
|MUH 213||Music History & Literature I|
|MUH 223||Music History & Literature II|
|PSY 243||Developmental Psychology|
COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 12 hours
|CSC 173||Introduction to Music Technology|
|CSC 303||Technology for Teachers|
|SCI 113||Scientific Literacy or other science elective|
|One Mathematics course from: MAT 113, 123, 133, 253|
MAJOR – 67 hours
MUSIC CORE – 26 hours
|CON 311||Choral Conducting|
|CON 331||Instrumental Conducting|
|ENS 150||Handbell Choir (2 semesters)|
|MPN 241||Class Piano IV|
|MRA 110||Recital Attendance (6 semesters)|
|MUT 111||Aural Skills I|
|MUT 121||Aural Skills II|
|MUT 123||Music Theory II|
|MUT 231||Aural Skills III|
|MUT 233||Music Theory III|
|MUT 241||Aural Skills IV|
|MUT 243||Music Theory IV|
|REC 110||Recital Performance (6 semesters)|
|REC 120||Freshman Platform|
|REC 240||Sophomore Platform|
|REC 350||Note Check|
|REC 360||Junior Recital|
|ENS ___||Ensemble Elective (2 semesters)|
|Applied Principal (7 hours)|
|Applied Secondary (3 hours)|
If the applied principal is piano, the student should elect voice (choral concentration) or a band/orchestral instrument (instrumental concentration) as the Applied Secondary.
MUSIC EDUCATION – 10 hours
|MED 122||Introduction to Teaching Music|
|MED 211||Woodwind Methods|
|MED 222||Teaching Music in the Elementary School|
|MED 311||Brass Methods|
|MED 312||Music Methods & Materials for Middle & High School|
|MED 321||Percussion Methods|
|MED 411||String Methods|
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION – 31 hours
|EDU 100||Teacher Education Orientation|
|EDU 133||Foundations & Trends in Education|
|EDU 211||Field Experience I|
|EDU 221||Field Experience II|
|EDU 231||Field Experience III|
|EDU 311||Education Seminar|
|EDU 413||Clinical Practice I|
|EDU 419||Clinical Practice II|
|EDU 423||Professional Integration|
|EDU 453||The Exceptional Learner|
|MED 223||Curriculum & Assessment|
|MED 433||Philosophy of Classroom Management|
CHORAL CONCENTRATION – 2 hours
|ENS 120||College Choir (7 semesters)|
|ENS 180||Vocal Chamber Ensemble (2 semesters)|
|MVC 112||Diction for Singers|
INSTRUMENTAL CONCENTRATION – 2 hours
|ENS 130||Concert Band (7 semesters) or|
|ENS 140||Accompanying (7 semesters) or|
|ENS 160||Orchestra (7 semesters)|
|ENS 170||Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (2 semesters)|