Music Education 10.2

10.2.       Academic Preparation

Students who elect to prepare for the K-12 single subject secondary credential in music must complete a five-year program at the university. The first four years are in the School of Music & Dance (BM in Music Education). During the fifth year of study the student completes professional courses and student teaching through the College of Education. 

Students in music education must complete the core and support music courses required of all School of Music & Dance music majors. Additionally, they must complete courses to pass subject matter competency required for admission to the College of Education. Starting in the fall of 2005, the following courses are required for preparation and admittance into the following: 

Single Subject Credential Program: 

  • Musc 1AB, 2AB, 3AB, and 4AB (Music Music Systems I, II, III, and IV) 12 units
  • Musc 30-37 and 130-137 (Lessons) 8 units
  • Musc 150A, 152, 153, or 154 (Major Ensemble) 8 units
  • Musc 13 (Music Technology) 1 unit
  • Musc 40A, 140B-C, or 148A-C (Improvisation) 2 units
  • Musc 12, 110, and 111 (Music History) 9 units
  • Musc 25AB (Music in World Cultures) 3 units
  • Musc 120 (Worlds of Jazz) 3 units
  • Musc 102 (Orchestration) 3 units
  • Musc 103 (Form and Analysis) 3 units
  • Musc 147AB (Beginning/Advanced Conducting) 4 units
  • MuEd 140 (Foundations of Music Education) 3 units
  • MuEd 142 (Introduction to Music Education) 1 unit
  • Musc 150-161 (Ensemble outside major area) 2 units 

AND 

Instrumental Emphasis

  • Musc 26A (Voice Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 28 (Guitar Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 125A (String Fundamentals) 2 units
  • Musc 125B (Woodwind Fundamentals) 2 units
  • Musc 125C (Brass Fundamentals) 2 units
  • Musc 125D (Percussion Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 126 (Marching Band Techniques) 1 unit
  • MuEd 170A (Teaching Instrumental Music) 2 units
  • MuEd 175 (Practicum in Music Education) 3 units 

OR 

Choral/General Emphasis

  • Musc 28 (Guitar Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 125A (String Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 125B (String Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 125C (Brass Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 125D (Percussion Fundamentals) 1 unit
  • Musc 141AB (Applied Lyric Diction) 2 units
  • Musc 185A (Music for Children) 3 units
  • MuEd 170B (Teaching Choral Music) 2 units
  • MuEd 175 (Practicum in Music Education) 3 units

Credential candidates must pass all proficiencies (piano, ear training, sight singing, conducting, and fundamentals courses). Progress will be monitored through an advisement sheet held by the Coordinator of Music Education, and updated during your advisement meetings.