Music Education

Major in Music Education – 85.5 credits Music Education Majors must complete the required Education courses, which will be announced Spring 2011, as well as the following. Courses are 3 credits unless indicated.
Required in the Major:

  • MUSC-105: Aural Skills I
  • MUSC-106: Aural Skills II
  • MUSC-201: Theory I
  • MUSC-202: Theory II
  • MUSC-212: Keyboard Harmony (2 credits)
  • MUSC-218: Basic Conducting (2 credits)
  • MUSC-221: Western Music/Medieval-Baroque (Writing Intensive)
  • MUSC-222: Western Music/Classical-21st Century (WOK: Artistic)
  • MUSC-301: Theory III
  • MUSC-302: Theory IV
  • MUSC-307: Counterpoint
  • MUSC-309: Orchestration
  • MUSC-498: Senior Seminar
  • MUED-159: Choral Methods (.5 credit)
  • MUED-161: String Methods I (.5 credit)
  • MUED-162: String Methods II (.5 credit)
  • MUED-163: Guitar Methods (.5 credit)
  • MUED-165: Woodwind Methods I (.5 credit)
  • MUED-166: Woodwind Methods II (.5 credit) 
  • MUED-167: Brass Methods I (.5 credit)
  • MUED-168: Brass Methods II (.5 credit)
  • MUED-170: Percussion Methods (.5 credit)
  • MUED-290: Music and Technology II (2 credits)
  • MUED-320: Music for Diverse Learners (4 credits)
  • MUED-350: Music Ed/Elementary School
  • MUED-351: Music Ed/Middle and High School
  • MUED-352: Student Teaching (6 credits)
  • MUED-353: Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDSP-312: Reading for Diverse Learners
  • EDSP-340: Introduction to Special Education
  • EDSP-390: ESL Foundations/Methods
  • PSYC-202: Educational Psychology (WOK: Behavioral)
  • PHYS-107: Science and Music (WOK: Scientific)
  • Private instrument lesson(s) every semester (.5 credits each) including Piano study every semester until proficient.
  • At least one performance ensemble every semester (MUSP-355: Chamber Ensemble required for Music Majors; MUSP-357: The Hill Singers required for Music (Performance -Voice) majors.)
  • Pass Jury at the end of each semester
  • Attend three concerts minimum per semester
  • Successful completion of the PRAXIS I before completing student teaching (GPA of 3.00)


Sample Bachelor of Science: Music Education Major:
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only; it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

Year One Fall

16/18*

Year Two Fall

13.5/14.5*

Year Three Fall

14.5/15.5*

Year Four Fall

15/16*

ENGL-101
MUSC-103
MUSC-105
RLST-104
Language 103
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
FYIN-100*
EDSP-312
GLST-201
MUED-163 (.5 cr)
MUED-166 (.5 cr)
MUED-167 (.5 cr)
MUSC-202
MUSC-218 (2 cr)
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
MUED-159 (.5 cr)
MUED-161 (.5 cr)
MUED-350 (.5 cr)
MUSC-221 (WI)
MUSC-302
PHYS-107
PSYC-202
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
EDSP-390
MUED-320 (4 cr)
MUSC-309
MUSC-498
PSPK -101 (1 cr)
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
PHED #2*
       

Year One Spring

16/18*

Year Two Spring

17/18*

Year Three Spring

14.5/15.5*

Year Four Spring

14/16*

ILAR-101
MUED-165
MUSC-106
MUSC-201
WOK or elective
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
ETHS -201
MUED-168 (.5 cr)
MUED-170 (.5 cr)
MUED-351
MUSC-301
RLST-2XX
WOK or elective
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
EDSP-340
MUED-162 (.5 cr)
MUED-290 (2 cr)
MUSC-212 (2 cr)
MUSC-222
MUSC-307
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
MUSP-355 or 357 *
MUED-352 (6 cr)
MUED-353
WOK or elective
Elective (1 cr)
Piano Lesson (.5 cr)
Voice/Instrument Lesson (.5 cr)
FYIN-101*
MUSP-355 or 357 *

*Non-academic credit - these credits do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120.5