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Academic Program Guide

Music Education (Instrumental)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Admission to this program of study requires a successful audition on an appropriate instrument or voice. Application for Professional Sequence must be made at the conclusion of 45 hours of coursework. Transfers may be admitted on a provisional basis at the discretion of Music Ed. Faculty. The following courses constitute Professional Sequence: MUE3311, 3334, 3492, 3495, 4411, 4324, 4392, 4940 and MUS4433.

Students may not enroll in these courses prior to admission to Professional Sequence, which requires:
(1) Cumulative GPA of 2.50,
(2) Music GPA of 3.00
(3) MUE2040,
(4) 960 SAT or 20 ACT,
(5) Minimum grade of “C minus“ in Math and English,
(6) Completion of the first semester of MV_2321-2326 Applied sequence, and
(7) Satisfactory evaluations from Music Ed., Applied, Theory, Class Voice/Piano/Guitar, and Ensemble faculties.

Separate Internship applications must be filed one year prior to interning. A minimum grade of “B minus“ must be achieved in all courses within the Professional Sequence.

Mapping Coordinator: Dr. Joanna Hunt

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
PSY2012 General Psychology3
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1111 Basic Theory I3
MUT1241L Sight Singing I1
MV_131X Applied Music Principal2
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Take FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1112 Basic Theory II3
MUT1242L Sight Singing II1
MV_131X Applied Music Principal2
MVS1116 Class Guitar1
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for Education Preparation (in College of Education - online)
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Requirement (SIP)3
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUN2XXX Ensemble course0
MVK2121A Class Piano 1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2116 Basic Theory III3
MUT2246L Sight Singing III1
MV_333X Applied Music Principal2
MUE2040 Introduction to Teaching Music3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MUT1111
Complete MUT1241L
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2117 Basic Theory IV3
MUT2247L Sight Singing IV1
MV_232X Applied Music Principal2
MUN2XXX Ensemble course0
MVK2121B Class Piano 1
DEP3103 Child Psychology or DEP3305 Psychology of Adolescent Development3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MUT1112
Complete MUT1242L
Complete MUE2040
Complete at least second semester of MUS1010
Apply for Professional Sequence
FSU GPA of 2.50 or higher
FSU Music GPA of 3.00 or higher
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
MUE Courses8
MUE3493 Communication Skills for the Musician: Instrumental 2
MUE3496 Music Education Laboratory 1
MUH3211 Survey of Music History I3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MV_333X Applied Music Principal 2
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete MUL2110
Complete MUE2040
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
MUE Courses7
MUE3494 Band and Orchestral Literature and Conducting 2
MUE3496 Music Education Laboratory 1
MUH3212 Survey of Music History II3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MV_333X Applied Music Principal2
Required Milestones: Term 6
Request progress check from College of Music
Summer hrs
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUE2410 Choral Techniques for Non-Voice Principals 2
GE Natural Science3
GE Requirement 3
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
GE Ethics3
MUE Prof. Sequence/Techniques Courses8
MUN4XXX Ensemble course0
MUE4342 The Instrumental Program in the Schools Band 2
FTCE - Professional Knowledge Exam0
MUS4970 Senior Project/Recital2
Required Milestones: Term 7
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
MUE4940 Internship in Music Ed12
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Choir or Choral Director, Teacher: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Representative Employers: Schools, Private Schools, Entertainment Centers, Churches

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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