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  • Music Education Major - Vocal Option
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Music Education - Vocal 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 128 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 voice performance study, two of which must be at the 300 level or above; four credits of piano performance study which may include Class Piano III and/or IV; and seven credits of vocal ensemble. Students must enroll for one credit of vocal performance study each semester that they have full-time status, and register for two credits during the semester that they perform their recital. Students must participate in a vocal ensemble each semester that they have full-time status, with the exception of the semester in which they do their student teaching.

    MUS 191 Diction (2)
    MUS 236 Guitar and Recorder for Teaching Music (1)
    MUS 333 Teaching General Music K-12 (3)
    MUS 334 Secondary School Choral Methods and Literature (3)
    MUS 378 Advanced Conducting (3)
    MUS 432 Voice Pedagogy (3)
    MUS 450 Student Recital (1)