Music Education, Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements for Music Education Majors (101.5-102.5 credits)

Graduates are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in music education (K-12), and for further graduate study. A Music Education candidate must complete 190 hours of assigned fieldwork in observation prior to student teaching. Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires a minimum QPA of 3.00 for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. Application is typically done via the sophomore screening process in the second year of study. Teacher certification requires a successful student teaching experience and the passing of Pennsylvania state teacher education tests. The Music Education program requires a 30-minute senior recital.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (Music K-12)

Applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree in a related music field (e.g. music performance, music therapy, church music) who are seeking initial teacher certification must successfully complete Components II and III: Music Education (II), and Professional Education (III).

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than music (e.g. education, art, etc.) must successfully complete all three components: Basic Musicianship (I), Music Education (II), and Professional Education (III)

Required Components of Basic Musicianship and Performance, Music Education, and Professional Education

Basic Musicianship and Performance (50.5-51.5 Credits)

MUSC 111AWritten Theory I

2

MUSC 111BWritten Theory I

2

MUSC 112AAural Skills

1

MUSC 112BAural Skills

1

MUSC 127AClass Piano

2

MUSC 127BClass Piano

1

MUSC 211AWritten Theory II

2

MUSC 211BWritten Theory II

1

MUSC 212AAural Skills

1

MUSC 212BAural Skills

1

MUSC 213AKeyboard Harmony

0.5

MUSC 213BKeyboard Harmony

1

MUSC 218AConducting I

1

MUSC 218BConducting I

1

MUSC 309Form & Analysis

3

MUSC 318AItalian Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 318BGerman Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 318CFrench Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 322History of Music I

3

MUSC 323History of Music II

3

MUSC 412Orchestration

2

MUSC 419Conducting II

1

MUSC 421Introduction to World Music

1

MUSC VariesApplied Major

32

MUSC VariesEnsemble

3.5-5.5

MUSC 482

0

MUSC 318A, MUSC 318B, MUSC 318C: For vocal music majors

Music Education Component (16 Credits)

MUSC 118Percussion Methods

1.5

MUSC 120AVocal Methods

2

MUSC 120BVocal Methods

1

MUSC 215AViolin Methods

2

MUSC 215BCello and Bass Methods

2

MUSC 220AVocal Pedagogy

1

MUSC 220BVocal Pedagogy

1

MUSC 303AWoodwind Methods I

1

MUSC 303BWoodwind Methods II

1

MUSC 311BMusic Education in the Elementary School

2

MUSC 312Music Education in the Secondary School

2

MUSC 315CInstrumental Lab

0

MUSC 315DHigh Brass Methods

1

MUSC 315ELow Brass Methods

1

MUSC 120A, MUSC 120B: For instrumental music majors

MUSC 220A, MUSC 220B: For vocal music majors

Professional Education (35 credits)

EDUC 000

0

EDUC 005D

1

EDUC 100Introduction to Education

1

EDUC 101Introduction to Education

0.5

PSYC 251Developmental Psychology

3

EDUC 311Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 411AEffective Instructn Secondary/PK-12 Ed?K-12 Education

3

EDUC 414Social Foundations of Education

3

SPED 100Characteristics of Students With Mild?Disabilities

3

SPED 300Curriculum Adaptations

3

SPED 367Behavior and Classroom Management

3

EDUC 442MStudent Teaching Music

8

EDUC 461Meth Assessment/ESL

3

PSYC 251, EDUC 311, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414, SPED 367, EDUC 461: Requires upper level screening

SPED 300: Taken with student teaching