Bachelor in Music Education

1st Year
Autumn
Spring
MUS 107A-110A150A, 196 Ensembles 1 1
MUS 111-112 Theory I, II 2 2
*MUS 115A-116A Piano in Class I, II 1 1
*MUS 117A Voice in Class 1 -
MUS 124-125 or MUS 128-129 Strings or Brass in Class I, II 1 1
MUS 135L Introduction to Music Literature - 3
MUS 137-138 Aural Perception I, II 2 2
MUS 151 Major Performance I 1 1
Electives and General Education   4 4
Total   13 15
2nd Year
Autumn
Spring
MUS 107A -110A150A, 196 Ensembles 1 1
MUS 211-212 Theory III, IV 2 2
*MUS 215A-216A Intermediate Piano in Class I, II 1 1
MUS 126 -127 Woodwinds in Class I, ll 1 1
MUS 124-125 or MUS 128-129 Strings or Brass in Class I, II 1 1
MUS 219 Piano Proficiency Assessment - 0
MUS 220 Upper-Division Required Performance - 0
MUS 237-238 Aural Perception III, IV 2 2
MUS 251 Major Performance II 1 1
MUS 324H-325H Music History I, II 3 3
General & Professional Education   4 5
Total   16 17
3rd Year
Autumn
Spring
MUS 100A Performance Study - 1
MUS 130-131 Percussion in Class 1 1
MUS 302 - 303 Choral & Instrumental Conducting 2 2
MUS 305 - 306 Instrumental & Choral Methods 2 2
MUS 307A-310A350A, 496 Ensembles 1 1
MUS 322-323 General Music Methods & Materials l,ll 3 3
MUS 351 Major Performance III 1 -
+MUS 428 Orchestration 2  
Professional and General Education   4 4
Total   16 14
4th Year
Autumn
Spring
MUS 100A Performance Study 1 -
MUS 307A-310A, 350 A, 496 Ensembles 1 -
MUS 388 Concert Attendance - 0
C&I 482 Student Teaching   - 14
**Upper-Division music electives   3-4 -
Professional and General Education   12 -
Total   18 14

*Keyboard principals do not take MUS 115-116 but must take MUS 346 and 430 in addition to upper-division electives. Voice principals do not take MUS 117. + Offered even – numbered years in autumn ** Keyboard/Voice – 3 credits, Orchestra principals – 2 credits

Music and Education courses required for this degree curriculum fulfill the general education requirements for Perspectives 1 (Expressive Arts), Perspective 2 (Literary and Artistic Studies), Perspective 3 (Historical and Cultural Studies), Perspective 4 (Social Sciences), Perspective 5 (Ethical and Human Values), and the Upper-Division Writing Expectation. The competency for Symbolic Systems is also satisfied within the music major curriculum. Music History 325 satisfies your lower-division writing requirement.

Additional requirements include:

  • ENEX 101
  • Math 107 or Math 117 (or above)
  • Upper-Division Writing Assessment
  • Native American Studies Course (NAS 367H suggested)
  • Perspective 6: Natural Science __________ (for this perspective, 6 credits are required, and at least one course must include a lab experience)
  • MUS 424, MUS 436, MUS 437 for Upper-Division Writing Course

Education Department Requirements:

First and Second Year

  • PSYC 100S Introduction to Psychology (4)
  • HHP 233 Health Issues of Children & Adolescents (3)
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates or HHP 288/289 (0-3)
  • Apply for Admission to Teacher Education Program

Third and Fourth Years

Recommended to be taken together, with student option
  • C&I 200 Exploring Teaching through Field Experience (1)
  • C&I 303 Educational Psychology & Measurement (3)
  • C&I 306 Instructional Media & Computer Applications (3)
  • C&I 410 Exceptionality and Classroom Management (3)

Recommended to be taken together, student option

  • C&I 427 Literary Strategies in Content Areas or ENT 440 Teaching Writing & Reading Across the
  • Curriculum (3)
  • C&I 301 or 302 Field Experience (1) (co-requisite with General Music Methods Course)
  • C&I 407E Ethics and Policy Issues (3) (satisfies Perspective 5 and upper-division writing expectation)*
  • C&I 482 Student Teaching: Secondary (14) *
  • C&I 494 Professional Portfolio (1) (co-requisite with C&I 482)*
*full admission required

Additional Music Department Requirements include:

  • 100 Recital Credits
  • Upper divisional recital program (UDRP)
  • Piano Proficiency Exam