Music Education Specialization

Music Education Specialization

The Music Education Specialization combines the music core (27 credits), music requirements (17 credits), music electives (3 credits) with a Professional Training Option (PTO) program including 18 credits from the School of Education.

Music Education Specialization/BM: 65cr. min. for BM

TheMusic Education Specialization combines the Music Core (44 cr.) and musicelectives (3 cr.)  with a ProfessionalTraining Option (PTO) program including (18) credits from the School ofEducation.

BM in Music Education

Music Core – 27 credits

MUS 109
Theory I
3 credits
Basic integrated study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music; topics include study of circle of fifths, scales, intervals, triads, time signatures, ear training, and correlation to keyboard work.
MUS 110
Theory II
3 credits
Intermediate integrated study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music, primarily focusing on four-part harmony (chorale style); topics include study of seventh chords, secondary dominants, secondary leading tone chords, introduction to modulation, as well as ear training (melody, rhythm, intervals, and harmonic progression dictations). Prerequisite: MUS 109
MUS 135
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
First and second enrollments on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. (Special Fee)
MUS 136
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
First and second enrollments on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. (Special Fee)
MUS 186
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 287
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
Third and fourth enrollments on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 135/136. (Special fee)
MUS 288
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
Third and fourth enrollments on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 135/136. (Special fee)
MUS 327
History: Baroque and Classical Music
3 credits
A study of the development of music from the Baroque period (1600–1750) and the Classical period (1750–1820). Emphasis will be placed on the biographies of the great composers and in-depth guided listening and analyses of representative musical compositions. Live class performances will also be used for purposes of demonstration and development of appropriate performance practice.
MUS 328
History: Romantic Music
3 credits
A study of the development of music from the Romantic period (1820–1900). Emphasis will be placed on the biographies of the great composers and in-depth guided listening and analyses of representative musical compositions. Live class performances will also be used for purposes of demonstration and development of appropriate performance practice.
MUS 386
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 497
Senior Seminarh
1 credit
An integrative experience, including comprehensive examinations in music theory and music history, to assist the music major in preparation for graduate study or professional work.

BM in Music Education

Requirements – 17 credits

MUS 211
Theory III
3 credit
Advanced integrated study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music; topics may include four part writing, form and analysis, tertian harmonic analysis, and its correlation to instruments and voice. Prerequisite: MUS 110.
MUS 212
Theory IV
3 credits
Continued advanced integrated study of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music; topics may include chromatic harmony, twentieth century techniques, analytical listening, and its correlation to instruments and voice. Prerequisite: MUS 211.
MUS 329
History: Twentieth Century Music
3 credits
A study of the development of music from the twentieth century (1900 to the present). Emphasis will be placed on the biographies of the great composers and in-depth guided listening and analyses of representative compositions. Live class performances will also be used for purposes of demonstration and development of appropriate performance practice.
MUS 384
Conducting I
2 credits
Techniques of instrumental and choral conducting.
MUS 385
Conducting II
2 credits
Advanced instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Prerequisite: MUS 384.
MUS 386
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 476
Methods in Music Education
3 credits
Philosophy, curriculum, and methods pertinent to the development of musical expressions for students of music in different grades and levels.

BM in Music Education

(PTO) Corequisites – 18 credits

EMC 202
Designing Instruction & Assessment
3 credits
Preservice teachers will consider the learning context as they use practical and authentic resources to evaluate curriculum plans, observe instruction and assessment, and design and implement differentiated instruction and assessment activities with an emphasis on the development of knowledge and pedagogical skills in the early-and middle childhood classroom content areas of the Social Sciences and the Arts. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EMC 201. Spring course only.
EMC 221
Child Development
3 credits
This course examines major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to cognitive (metacognitive), linguistic, social, emotional, moral, and physical development from birth through adolescence. There is an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice within the context of developing the whole child and meeting the needs of all students. Research and theory concerning the typical and atypical child are explored, and an emphasis is placed on brain research and play-based theories of learning in relation to motivation and engagement as factors in educational settings as they pertain to social interaction and the developing child. Field experience required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSY 281; Prerequisite: EDU 160. Spring course only.
EMC 322
Methods of Teaching Reading
3 credits
Surveys the methods of teaching reading and the strategies and materials appropriate for use from emergent through intermediate levels. Focus is on the cognitive development of the emergent reader and how it relates to brain-based research. Emphasis is placed on the development of oral language, the phonological-awareness continuum, print and alphabetic knowledge, phonics and the causal links among these and vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Assessment tools and differentiated approaches are examined and applied. Strategies for teaching reading and writing skills are contextualized in children’s literature and content material. Multicultural perspectives and technology are used to facilitate and reinforce instruction. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDU 160 and EDU 221. Fall course only.
EMC 371
Instructional Strategies
3 credits
This course will guide preservice teachers in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of instructional strategies adapted to meet the needs of all students with an emphasis on the development of mathematics knowledge and pedagogical skills. By examining research findings related to effective teaching practices, preservice teachers will probe the theories and research evidence applicable to the various models, consider how students’ diverse learning styles can be affected by various models, and explore the dichotomy between the research on teaching and the practice of teaching. Through analysis and use of formal and informal assessment, data to inform the use of instructional strategies, interdisciplinary units will be developed that stimulate critical thinking and creativity, and that promote cooperative learning and motivation. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDU 160; EDU 221; and ECE 202, EMC 202, or ESE 202. Fall course only. Student fee is required for this course.
EMC 372
Inclusionary Settings
3 credits
This course will explore the theory and practice of professional teamwork to facilitate inclusionary school practices. Participants will discuss the ethical and social issues that undergird the history and philosophy of inclusion and how this has impacted our schools and local communities. Differentiated instruction will be introduced as a best-practice strategy in applying collaborative planning for including students with disabilities in general-education classrooms. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of the other risk factors such as limited linguistic proficiency and/or cultural differences. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 371. Spring course only.
EMC 451
Engaging Learners in the Classroom
3 credits
This course is appropriate for educators at all grade levels who seek to understand the broad issues involved in effective classroom management. A theoretical foundation of key concepts associated with classroom management will be explored in its relationship to students’ basic personal and psychological needs. Using knowledge of the whole child and proven human and social development and behavior theories, pre-service teachers apply strategies that employ a repertoire of skills and resources useful in a learning environment. School and community resources available to enhance learning environments that facilitate positive student behavior will be explored. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU 369; EDU 372; TSL 415; and ECE 302 or EMC 302 or ESE 302. Fall course only.

BM in Music Education

Electives – 3 credits

MUS 192
Performance Workshop
2 credits
ensembles, applied lessons, and music coursework, with theatre skills, including acting and movement, through observation, research, and performance practice.
MUS 335
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 338
Applied Music
1 - 2 credits
Fifth and sixth semesters of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 287/288. (Special fee).
MUS 386
Ensemble
1 credit
Ensembles including but not limited to Choir, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Liturgical Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Composition. (Repeatable course.)
MUS 392
Performance Workshop
2 credits
Performance workshop is designed to integrate music skills acquired in choral ensembles, applied lessons, and music coursework, with theatre skills, including acting and movement, through observation, research, and performance practice. (Repeatable course)
MUS 487
Applied Music
1 ‑ 2 credits
This is the seventh and eighth semester of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 335/338. (Special fee)
MUS 490
Applied Music
1 ‑ 2 credits
This is the seventh and eighth semester of study on a particular instrument; for Music majors and minors only. Prerequisite: MUS 335/338. (Special fee)