Music Education, B.S. (Certifiable for PK-12 teaching)

Requirements

Core

MUS 114Introduction to Music Technology

1

MUS 115Aural Skills I

1

MUS 116Aural Skills II

1

MUS 121Music Theory I

2

MUS 122Music Theory II

2

MUS 211Ethnomusicology

3

MUS 215Aural Skills III

1

MUS 216Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 221Music Theory III

2

MUS 222Music Theory IV

2

MUS 235Music History I

3

MUS 236Music History II

3

MUS 335Music History III

3

Required

MUS 269Technology in Music Education

1

MUS 367Choral Conducting

2

MUS 368Instrumental Conducting

2

MUS 390Orchestration

2

Six semesters of:

MUS 141Chorus

1

or

MUS 142ABand: Wind Symphony

1

or

MUS 143Sinfonietta

1

Five of the six following:

MUS 259Vocal Methods

1

MUS 261Woodwind Methods

1

MUS 262Brass Methods

1

MUS 263Percussion Methods

1

MUS 267String Methods: Violin and Viola

1

MUS 268String Methods: Cello and Double Bass

1

Seven semesters of:

MUS 178Applied Music for Majors

1

MUS 278Applied Music for Majors II

1

MUS 378Applied Music for Majors III

1

MUS 478Applied Music for Majors IV

1

Course revisions have been submitted to reduce MUS 178MUS 278MUS 378, and MUS 478 to one credit each. BS students are required to take two semesters of MUS 178MUS 278MUS 378, and one semester of MUS 478. This reduces the total number of credits required to 7.

Professional Education Requirements

MUS 101Practicum in Music Education

2

MUS 310General Music Education, Part I (Grades PK-4)

3

MUS 311General Music Education, Part II (Grades 5-12)

3

 

MUS 315Choral Music Methods

4

or

MUS 316Instrumental Music Methods

4

 

MUS 402Student Teaching Seminar

1

EDF 415Educational Foundations

3

EDSC 420Student Teaching - Elementary Music Education

4.5

EDSC 421Student Teaching - Secondary Music Education

4.5

EDSC 425Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Secondary Level

3

EDTE 314Applying Learning Theories in Diverse Settings (K-12 Programs)

3

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

General Education Requirements

Students in this program must take the following as part of their general education requirements:

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

or

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

 

PSY 236Life-Span Development

3

ENG 110Introduction to College Writing

3

Total Credit Hours: 59

Note: This major does not require a minor.

Note: Students enrolled in MUS 177 must pay an extra fee of $300 each semester. Students enrolled in MUS 178, MUS 278, MUS 378, or MUS 478 must pay an extra fee of $400 each semester. This fee is non-refundable and subject to change. All students enrolled in MUS 178, MUS 278, MUS 378, or MUS 478 must perform in one student recital per year.

All music majors are required to enroll in MUS 090 every semester except while enrolled in either EDSC 420/EDSC 421 or MUS 400.

All students must be enrolled in a major ensemble every semester in which they are enrolled as full-time music majors except the semester they student teach. All part-time students must be enrolled in a major ensemble for six semesters. The Department of Music reserves the right to assign students to major ensembles.

All music majors (BA and BS candidates) must successfully complete all portions of the sophomore review, which includes a written theory test, sight-singing, and piano proficiency. No student will be allowed to proceed to a 300-level music course until the sophomore review has been successfully completed.

The piano proficiency exam may be taken a total of four times, and students must demonstrate a minimum of proficiency in each category to pass. Most students should begin taking this exam during their sophomore year. Three categories of the exam must be passed before acceptance into the professional program. All of the exam must be passed before beginning applying to student teaching.

The piano proficiency exam consists of the following:

  • Playing major and harmonic minor scales (up to 4 sharps and flats), two octaves, hands together;
  • Playing three intermediate-level pieces from the recommended list, including a chorale and a memorized piece;
  • Harmonizing a simple melody;
  • Transposing the same melody up or down a major/minor second; and
  • Sight-reading a simple piano piece and an accompaniment.