The Associate of Arts in Music Education provides the freshman and sophomore level courses required by most colleges and universities for a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education. Although many of the basic courses are the same, students planning on transferring to a four-year institution should contact their chosen school for degree and transfer requirements.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a “C” or better.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDFD 2020 – Foundations of Education 3
ENGL 1010 -English I:Composition 3
MUSC 1030 – Written Theory I 3
MUSC 1035 – Aural Theory I 1
PSYC 1000 – General Psychology 3
Freshman Foundations 1
MUSC – Applied Music Lessons** 1
MUSC – Music Ensemble*** 1
MUSC 2455 – Convocation 0
Total Credit Hours: 16

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
ENGL 2020-Introduction to Literature 3
EDFD 2450-Lifespan Human Development 3
MUSC 1040-Written Theory II 3
MUSC 1045-Aural Theory II 1
MUSC-Applied Music Lessons** 1
MUSC-Music Ensemble*** 1
Physical Education Activity 1
MUSC 2455-Convocation 0
Constitutional Requirements 3
Total Credit Hours: 16

Sophmore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
MATH 1000 – Problem Solving or MATH 1400 Pr-Calculus Algebra 3-4
EDUC 2100 – Practicum in Teaching 2
EDFD 2100 – Educational Psychology 3
MUSC 2030 – Written Theory III 3
MUSC 2035 – Aural Theory III 1
MUSC – Applied Music Lessons** 1
MUSC – Music Ensemble*** 1
MUSC 2455 – Convocation 0
Total Credit Hours: 14-15

Sophmore Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDEX 2484 – Introduction to Special Education 3
MUSC 2040 – Written Theory IV 3
MUSC 2045 – Aural Theory IV 1
MUSC 2018 – Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers 3
MUSC – Applied Music Lessons** 1
MUSC – Music Ensemble*** 1
Lab Science 4
MUSC 2455-Convocation 0
Outcomes Assessment: Recital Performance With Outside Critique
Total Credit Hours: 16

*Students seeking K-12 endorsement should take LIBS-2280 Children’s Literature. This course will fulfill both the Humanities and Cultural Awareness requirements.
**Music Education programs typically require students to engage in four to six semesters of applied individual lessons.
***Music Ensemble participation is required for most transferring institutions. While the number of required credits varies from institution to institution, it is strongly recommended to be involved in ensembles every semester you are enrolled.

Convocation requirement: Convocation is a four semester requirement for music majors. Convocation is a weekly meeting with students and staff to provide an opportunity to perform, listen, and critique a variety of different music styles and repertoire. Students will work with their advisor to ensure they meet satisfactory convocation requirements.

EWC strongly suggest that students work closely with their faculty advisor to create a schedule that will meet our graduation obligations while fulfilling transfer requirements, and to ensure student success while at EWC and further academic endeavors.