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Music Education BM

Admissions Procedures

All incoming and transfer students (including music minors) must perform an audition for the music faculty and take the Music Literacy Predictive Exam. Students who a) complete an acceptable performance audition, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Music Major status. Students who a) complete an audition that shows promise but is not yet acceptable, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Pre-Music Major Status. Pre-Music Majors will have one semester to improve performance skills for Music Major Status. Only Music Major, Pre-Major, and Music Minor status students will be allowed to enroll in MUS 119 Materials of Music I and MUS 121 Ear Training I. Only Music Majors and Music Minors will be allowed to enroll in MUS 120 Materials of Music II and MUS 122 Ear Training II.

Music Education BM
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
FM Mathematics course3-4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA MUS 100 Introduction to Music3
FH Humanities course3-4
FS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3
ED-CIFS 301* Teaching: Experience I1
ED-CIFS 302* Learning and Instruction4
ED-ESP 350* Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs at the Secondary Level3
*You must apply for admission to secondary teacher education to enroll in these upper-division education courses.
Completion of all requirements for graduation with a secondary education option may require more than 120 credit hours. See Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies for more information.
MUS 119*, 120, 219, 220 Materials of Music
(*with grade of C or higher this course satisfies the requirement for ED-LLC 444)
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222 Ear Training4
FC MUS 202 Music Communications2
MUS 208 Music Technology (see Music Education Emphasis Additional Requirements for explanation of this requirement.) or
EDTECH 202 Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
MUS 230 Foundations of Music Education2
MUS 256 Vocal Techniques and Methods or
MUS 463 Major Instrument Pedagogy I (if a vocal major)
MUS 257 String Instrument Techniques and Methods2
MUS 261 Basic Conducting1
MUS 266 Woodwind Instrument Techniques and Methods2
MUS 352 Music History and Literature II3
MUS 353 Music History and Literature III3
MUS 365 Choral Conducting1
MUS 366 Instrumental Conducting1
MUS 368 Percussion Instrument Techniques and Methods2
MUS 369 Brass Instrument Techniques and Methods2
MUS 372 Teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom2
MUS 375 Rehearsal Practicum Choral1
MUS 376 Rehearsal Practicum Instrumental1
MUS 385 Choral Methods and Materials2
MUS 387 Band and Orchestra Methods and Materials2
Choose two (2) of the three (3) Professional Year classes below:
MUS 481* Pro Year: Elementary Teaching Exp III Dual Option
MUS 482* Pro Year: Jr High Teaching Exp IV Dual Option
MUS 483* Pro Year: Sr High Teaching Exp IV Dual Option
*You must apply for admission to secondary teacher education to enroll in these upper-division music courses.
FF MUS 484 Professional Year Seminar in Music Education2
MUS-APL 10 Concert Class (7 semesters of Pass grade)0
MUS-APL 108, 109 Class Piano2
MUS-APL 444 Senior Music Education Recital1
MUS-ENS—Major Ensemble7
MUS-PRV—Major instrument Performance Studies
(4 credits minimum at 300-level or above)
Electives chosen from:
MUS 208 Music Technology
MUS 231 Marching Band Techniques and Methods
(Required for wind/brass/percussion majors)
MUS 323 Choral Arranging
MUS 324 Orchestration
(Required for string/wind/brass/percussion majors)
MUS 327 Jazz Techniques
MUS 328 Advanced Piano and Accompanying
(Required for vocal majors)
MUS 351 Music History and Literature I
MUS 370 Guitar for Classroom Teachers
MUS 454 Secondary General Music Methods
MUS 463 Major Instrument Pedagogy I: String
MUS 465 Diction for Singers I
or 1-3 credits of other free music electives with prior written approval by the Music Education Committee.
The above requirements lead to state certification eligibility to teach music in the public schools. Specific details are available from the Music Department.