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BA / MUSIC EDUCATION LICENSURE CURRICULUM GUIDE:

136 credit, four and a half-year program of study

FIRST YEAR
    FALL SPR
MUS 128 Digital Notation 1cr  
MUS 171 Music Theory I 3cr  
MUS 109 Music Skills I 1cr  
MUS 165 Class Piano I 1cr  
MUS 151/MUS 149 Applied Instrument/Vocal I 1cr  
MUS 291 Performance Workshop 0cr  
MUS 1XX Ensemble 1cr  
ENL 101 Critical Reading & Writing I 3cr  
HST 103 World History I 3cr  
       
MUS 223 Electroacoustic Music   3cr
MUS 172 Music Theory II   3cr
MUS 110 Music Skills II   1cr
MUS 166 Class Piano II   1cr
MUS 152/MUS 150 Applied Instrument/Vocal II   1cr
MUS 291 Performance Workshop   0cr
MUS 2XX Instrumental/Vocal Method   1cr
MUS 1XX Ensemble   1cr
ENL 102 Critical Reading & Writing II   3cr
HST 104 World History II   3cr
FIRST YEAR TOTAL 31cr    

 

SECOND YEAR
    FALL SPR
MUS 203 Survey of Western Music I 3cr  
MUS 209 Music Skills III 1cr  
MUS 251/MUS 249 Applied Instrument/Vocal III 1cr  
MUS 265 Class Piano III 1cr  
MUS 271 Music Theory III 3cr  
MUS 291 Performance Workshop 0cr  
MUS 2XX Instumental/Vocal Method 1cr  
MUS 1XX Ensemble 1cr  
PSY 101 General Psychology 3cr  
XXX XXX The Social World (US Society) 3cr  
       
MUS 204 Survey of Western Music II   3cr
MUS 210 Music Skills IV   1cr
MUS 252/MUS 250 Applied Instrument/Vocal IV   1cr
MUS 266 Class Piano IV   1cr
MUS 272 Music Theory IV   3cr
MUS 291 Performance Workshop   0cr
MUS 2XX Instumental/Vocal Method   1cr
MUS 1XX Ensemble   1cr
XXX XXX Science (Natural World)   3cr
PSY 201 Child Psychology   3cr
OR      
PSY 215 Adolescent Psychology   "  "
SECOND YEAR TOTAL 34cr    

 

THIRD YEAR
    FALL SPR
MUS 311 Class Jazz Piano I 1cr  
MUS 313 Orchestration 3cr  
MUS 316 Teaching Children Music 3cr  
MUS 342 African-Am. Music History I 3cr  
MUS 351/MUS 349 Applied Instrument/Vocal V 1cr  
MUS 291 Performance Workshop 0cr  
MUS 3XX Ensemble 1cr  
XXX XXX Language I 3cr  
XXX XXX Mathematics Elective 3cr  
       
MUS 2XX Instumental/Vocal Method   1cr
MUS 291 Performance Workshop   0cr
MUS 312 Class Jazz Piano II   1cr
MUS 317 Teach. Music in Secondary Schools   3cr
MUS 340 Principles of Conducting   2cr
MUS 343 African-Am. Music History II   3cr
MUS 352/MUS 350 Applied Instrument/Vocal VI   1cr
MUS 3XX  Ensemble   1cr
XXX XXX  Language II   3cr
ENL 2XX  Literature Elective   3cr
THIRD YEAR TOTAL 36cr    

 

FOURTH YEAR
    FALL SPR
MUS 2XX Instumental/Vocal Method 1cr  
MUS 314 Jazz Theory/Improvisation I 3cr  
MUS 395 Music History Seminar 3cr  
MUS 3XX Ensemble 1cr  
MUS 451/MUS 449 Applied Instrument/Vocal VII 1cr  
MUS 470 Int. Music & Songs of Africa 3cr  
OR      
MUS 471 African Dance & Song "  "  
MUS 472 Music in World Cultures I 3cr  
MUS 485 Music Capstone I 1cr  
       
MUS 315 Jazz Theory/Improvisation II   3cr
MUS 473 Music in World Cultures II   3cr
MUS 361 Gamelan   1cr
MUS 3XX Ensemble   1cr
MUS 3XX Selected Music Seminar   3cr
MUS 452/MUS 450 Applied Instrument/Vocal VIII   1cr
MUS 486 Music Capstone II   2cr
XXX XXX Science (Engaged Community)   3cr
FOURTH YEAR TOTAL 33cr    

 

FIFTH YEAR
    FALL
MUS 414 Practicum in Music Education (Student Teaching) 3cr  
FIFTH YEAR TOTAL 3cr    

 

´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Instrumental/Vocal Method Courses:   
MUS 214 Vocal Methods   1cr
MUS 215 String Methods 1cr
MUS 216 Percussion Methods 1cr
MUS 217 Woodwind Methods 1cr
MUS 218 Brass Methods 1cr

 

Seminar Courses: Choose Music History and one other:
MUS 394 Seminar: Electronic Music  3cr
MUS 395 Seminar: Music History 3cr
MUS 397 Seminar: Music Theory 3cr
MUS 398 Seminar: World Music 3cr
MUS 318 Seminar: Jazz Arranging & Compostion 3cr

      
 

Additional Music Education Requirements: The Department of Music is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer courses for a Licensure in Music Education at all grade levels. Reciprocal agreements allow this certification to be valid in many states in addition to Massachusetts. The program is open to all qualified baccalaureate music majors. It is also available to individuals with degrees who wish to gain certification in music education. Requirements to enter and remain active in the student teaching preparation curriculum leading to provisional certification with advanced standing:

  • An interview with the Department Chairperson and Coordinator of Music Education;
  • Pass the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) as an entrance requirement of this option;
  • Pass the Music Content Area test of the MTEL as a prerequisite to student teaching.


Program requirements will be revised to reflect ongoing developments in state regulations and educational reform.

The Department of Music requires Music Education Licensure students to maintain a minimum grade of B- in each music course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
(A GPA of 2.5 will qualify for probationary status.)

In addition to the departmental requirements listed above, all students must meet the University graduation requirements, including those for General Education. Complete details are available at: http://www.umassd.edu/catalog/undergraduate

Statement of Final Responsibility: Although faculty advisors and many others seek to guide and assist each student, it is the student—not the faculty advisor, department chairperson, or other university official—who is ultimately responsible for seeing that his or her program fulfills degree requirements.


* For a list of approved University Studies courses go to: www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/approvedcourses

This curricular guide represents the requirements for students entering the college for the academic year 2012-2013 and is intended as an example of progression towards the degree.

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