Bachelor of Music in Contemporary & Popular Music – Music Education Concentration

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree Audition
  • MUS 101 Music Theory and Practice I (4)
  • MUS 181 Piano Lab I (1)
  • MUS 102 Music Theory and Practice II (4)
  • MUS 182 Piano Lab II (1)
  • MUS 203 Music Theory and Practice III (4)
  • MUS 204 Music Theory and Practice IIII (4)
  • MUS 221 Arranging I (3)
  • MUS 222 Arranging II (3)
  • Complete four semesters of MUS 151 First Year Ensemble Sequence (4)
  • MUS 271 Digital Music Systems (3)
  • MUH 333 Western Music History (3)
  • MUH 334 Jazz History (3)
  • Complete six semesters of MUS 100
  • Complete four semesters of MUS 141 Applied Music: Major Instrument or Voice (8)
  • MUS 142 Applied Music Jury: Outcome of “successful” or “prepared”
  • Students must successfully complete 9 credits of General Education requirements prior to junior year.
  • MUS 323 Composition I (3)
  • MUS 362 Music Methods (3)
  • MUS 463 Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (3)
  • MUS 435W Senior Seminar: Contemporary Music, 1945 to the present (3)

Music Education Concentration (30 credits)

  • Students must pass the praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam before being admitted to the concentration.
  • Students must select 6 credits from the following (6):
    • MUS 262 Woodwind Techniques (2)
    • MUS 263 Brass Techniques (2)
    • MUS 264 String Techniques (2)
    • MUS 265 Percussion Techniques (2)
    • MUS 266 Vocal Techniques (2)
  • EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDU 380 Digital Literacy and Technology in Schools (3)
  • Complete one of the following (3):
    • EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (recommended)
    • HUS/PSY 345 Problems and Interventions in Childhood
    • or accepted MDOE exceptionalities course
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • EDU 210 Dimensions of Literacy
    • EDU 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
    • EDU 300W Teacher as Researcher
    • EDU 331 Sociology of Education
    • EDU 401 Educational Psychology
  • EDU 490 Internship in Student Teaching (12) application required for enrollment
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 317W Professional Writing
  • MAT 100 Mathematics & Its Application (3) or higher-level math course
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • Complete one of the following Social Science electives (3):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • Complete 3 general elective credits, enough to reach 121 total credits. Must be above introductory level.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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