Teacher Education Department

Music Education - K-12 Teaching

In this program, the Music and Teacher Education Departments will jointly build your proficiency in musical education skills.  These include conducting choir and band, working in elementary music programs, and using appropriate teaching methods in diverse settings. You will get hands-on experience applying these skills during a full semester student teaching in elementary and secondary schools. This major meets the requirements for getting a Colorado K-12 Music License.

Roadmap for Incoming Freshmen

Your first step will be to meet with an Admission Counselor. Once accepted as a freshman, talk to a Music Department advisor as soon as you can. You must also apply for admission to the Music Department, which will include a short audition. Review the course catalog and four year map so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.

Program Requirements

You must meet the Music Department’s requirements for the first two years, then apply for admission to the Teacher Education Department.

  • Freshman
    • Declare Music Education Major
    • Enroll COMP 150  and earn C or better and MATH 105 and earn C of better.
    • Complete Fingerprint and Background Check. Prior to enrolling in MU 314, 315 or 316
    • Complete Music Admission Process
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
    • Complete a Fingerprint and Background Check before taking the following courses:
      • MU 314 – Methods & Principles of Teaching Vocal Music
      • MU 315 – Methods & Principles of Teaching Instrumental Music
      • MU 316 – Music in the Elementary School
    • Register for Music Content Test in your Fall semester.
    • Pass the Content Test in your Spring semester.
  • Senior
    • Apply for Student Teaching in your Fall semester.
    • Complete Student Teaching in your Spring semester.
    • Apply for Colorado Department of Education Teaching License in your Spring semester.

Roadmap for Transfer Students (Junior-Senior)

Your first step will be to meet with an Admissions Counselor, who can help with initial course planning. At this time, the FLC Registrar will review your transcript to determine which credits from your prior school can transfer here.  To research what courses will be accepted: 

When you have been accepted to FLC, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your first semester.  Contact both the Music and the Teacher Education Departments to set up a meeting. Review the course catalog so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.

Program Requirements

  • Junior
  • Senior
    • Apply for Student Teaching in your Fall semester.
    • Complete Student Teaching in your Spring semester.
    • Apply for Colorado Department of Education Music K-12 Teaching License in your Spring semester.