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  • Music Education Major - Instrumental Option
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Music Education - Instrumental Music (136 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    Students must select an emphasis in either Instrumental Music Education or Vocal Music Education.

    MUS 107A Music Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Music Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207A Music Theory III (2)
    MUS 207B· Aural Skills III (1)
    MUS 208 Music Theory IV (2)
    MUS 240 American Music (3)
    MUS 300 Basic Conducting (2)
    MUS 303 History of Western Music to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750 (3)
    MUS 316 World Music Survey (3)
    MUS 374 Instrumental/Choral Arranging (2)

    Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
    (10 credits of Student Teaching required)

    AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
    CMST 100 Speech Communication (3)
    ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
    ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
    ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
    ED 398 Field Experience in Secondary Education (2)
    ED 443S Classroom Management/Consultation (3)
    ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas (3)
    ED 461S Student Teaching: Secondary or
    ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary and
    EECE 480E Student Teaching: Elementary or
    ED 461V Student Teaching: Secondary/K-12
    SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)


    (39 Credits)

    Students in this major must pass piano and guitar proficiency exams and present a recital. A student teaching qualifying exam, taken the semester prior to application to student teaching, must be passed before a student teaching assignment is arranged. Due to the student teaching internship and state-mandated licensure components for this degree, there are more credits required than the 120 ordinarily needed for a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Usually students will need one semester beyond four years or enrollment in one or more summer sessions to complete this degree. In addition to the courses listed, students must earn twelve credits of performance study on the principal instrument, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; two credits of piano performance study which may include Class Piano III and/or IV; and seven credits of instrumental ensemble, two credits minimum for large ensembles and two credits minimum for small ensembles. Students must also participate in at least one semester of a choral ensemble.

    MUS 117 Guitar for Non-Majors (1)
    MUS 152 Class Voice (1)
    MUS 231 Methods for Teaching Woodwinds I (1)
    MUS 232 Methods for Teaching Woodwinds II (1)
    MUS 233 Methods for Teaching Brass Instruments (1)
    MUS 234 Methods for Teaching String Instruments (1)
    MUS 235 Methods for Teaching Percussion (1)
    MUS 333 Teaching General Music K-12 (3)
    MUS 335 Secondary School Instrumental Methods and Literature (3)
    MUS 378 Advanced Conducting (3)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)