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Music with Emphasis in Music Education (Pre-Certification - Instrumental) (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: MUED

Degree: BM

Unit: Music

Program Courses

Type Hours
University-wide General Education requirements1,2 34
Music Theory 141-242 (four 4-hour courses) 16
Music Literature 361 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses)
(Strings take section 01, others solely dependent on the ensemble audition.) Music Education students who are woodwind, brass, or percussion principals are required to fulfill two years of ensemble performance in the marching band. Entering students will be expected to fulfill this requirement during the freshman and sophomore years. Transfer students will be required to fulfill a minimum of one year. A second year may be required based upon evaluation of the transcript.)
Recital Attendance 097 (six semesters of “S”) 0
Conducting I 359 2
Analysis 347 2
Applied Lessons (four 2-hour courses) 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 297 0
Total 83

Plan Courses

Major Area
Type Hours
Brass Methods 135, 1363 2
Woodwind Methods 235, 2363 2
String Methods 335, 3363 2
Elementary School Music Methods 228 2
Secondary General Music/Humanities 328 2
Voice Class 227 1
Marching Band Techniques 337 2
Music Education Rehearsal Practicum 301-402 (four 1/2-hour courses)
Introduction to Music Education 116 1
Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 118 1
Jazz Methods 338 2
Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development ECPY 507 3
Exploring Teaching in the Sociopolitical Contexts of P-12 Schools EDTP 502 3
Total 25
Supportive Area
Type Hours
Applied Lessons (three additional 2-hour courses) 6
Piano Class 131-2324 (four 1-hour courses) 4
Ensemble Scoring I & II 345–346 4
Conducting II 360-02 2
Minor Ensemble 119 (four 1/2-hour courses) 2
Music Electives 3
Healthy Lifestyles I HSS 184 3
Total 25


Type Hours
Minimum Total 133

Upper Division Evaluation

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV; MUS 361-01 and 361-02 Music Literature; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; MUS 359 Conducting (all BM programs; not required for BA programs); Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 097 Recital Attendance, with “S” for 4 semesters; Ensemble Participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass English 101 or 105 and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks.

Note: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as part of admission to teacher education.

1 Students are required to take PAS 214 African American Music (Arts and Humanities content: Cultural Diversity competency) and ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures (Social and Behavioral Sciences content: Cultural Diversity competency).

2 MUH courses may not be taken to fulfill any General Education requirement.

3 Brass students shall substitute MUS 137 for MUS 136. Woodwind students shall substitute MUS 137 for MUS 236. String students will complete only one semester each of brass and woodwind methods along with one semester of percussion methods and two semesters of string methods. They will also be required to take MUS 339 String Pedagogy and Educational String Literature.

4 Students must be enrolled continuously in the class until their piano requirement has been completed. Students who pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before the 4th semester of Piano Class are encouraged to continue keyboard study for a total of four semesters.

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