Major in Music Education - Bachelor of Science Degree

Students majoring in Music Education are required to complete the courses listed below, the Music Education Professional Core Courses and the Core Curriculum. Students choose either the Instrumental Music Education Concentration or the Vocal-General Music Education Concentration.

Successful completion of the program certifies students to teach Music at the P-12 level in Maryland Public Schools (and other states with reciprocal agreements). Certification requires admission to the Music Education Program, successful completion of courses and requirements in the Music Education degree program, passing the Praxis examination Parts I and II, completing a notarized criminal disclosure statement, and completing a state and FBI criminal background check.

Requirements for Intensive Term with Field Experience and Student Internship in Music Education

The last full year of study for the degree (fall term 7 and spring term 8) will consist of these two experiences. Some degree requirements may be completed after the spring term. However, the Student Internship must be completed during the spring term immediately following the fall Intensive Term with Field Experience to graduate from a Maryland Approved Teacher Education Program.

The Intensive Term with Field Experience provides partial fulfillment of the requirement for field experiences, essential for approved program status granted by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). To retain this designation, all students must have a minimum of 100 full days of field experience distributed over two consecutive terms. During this term, students will be involved in field experiences in local P-12 schools two full days a week, Wednesdays and Fridays. Satisfactory completion of all aspects of this term is required for enrollment in the following term.

The Student Internship in Music Education is the capstone experience of the Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree. To be eligible for the Student Internship in Music Education, all students must have been admitted to the Music Education Program and successfully completed the Intensive Term with Field Experience.

Instrumental Music Education Concentration (66 units)

Wind and percussion students: two terms in lower-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (2) (one of these two terms may be fulfilled by Concert Band); three terms in upper-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1); two terms in Marching Band (2); one term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5).

String students: three terms in lower-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3) (one of these terms may be fulfilled by concert band); three terms in upper-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1); one term in an ensemble other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra (1); one term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5)

Instrumental Music Education Concentration Requirements (67 Units)
MUSA XXXPrivate lessons in one instrument or percussion area7
MUSA XXXEnsembles 18.5
MUSA 498SENIOR RECITAL FOR MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 329INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUED 201BRASS METHODS: TRUMPET AND TROMBONE1
MUED 202BRASS METHODS: HORN, EUPHONIUM AND TUBA1
MUED 203STRING METHODS: CELLO AND BASS1
MUED 204STRING METHODS: VIOLIN AND VIOLA1
MUED 205WOODWIND METHODS: FLUTE, CLARINET, AND SAXOPHONE1
MUED 206WOODWIND METHODS: OBOE AND BASSOON1
MUED 207PERCUSSION METHODS: CONCERT PERCUSSION1
MUED 208PERCUSSION METHODS: MALLETS/WORLD PERCUSSION1
MUED 210VOICE CLASS1
MUED 220PERCUSSION WORKSHOP (percussion students only)1
MUED 301MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES0.5
MUED 306TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS4
MUED 308METHODS OF TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN SECONDARY EDUCATION2
Music Education Professional Courses (30 Units)
SCED 200FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3
ELED 324INTEGRATING LITERACY IN K-12 CONTENT AREAS3
or MUED 324 INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM I
MUED 310INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
MUED 391STUDENT INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC6
MUED 392INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC6
MUED 401INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM II3
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 201EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Units97

 Vocal-General Music Education Concentration (59-61 units)

Keyboard students (8 terms): four in Chorale or Choral Society; one in Music for the Stage; one in World Music Ensemble; and two selected from Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, Music Theatre Chorus, and Solo and Ensemble Accompanying.

Vocal students (7 terms): three in Choral or Chorale Society; one in Music for the Stage; one in World Music Ensemble; and two selected from Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, and Music Theatre Chorus.

Guitar students (8 terms): three in any vocal ensemble (including Music for the Stage); three in Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 275/MUSA 475); one in World Music; and one in any ensemble.

Vocal-General Music Education Concentration Requirements (59-60 Units)
MUSA XXXPrivate lessons in one area7
MUSA XXXEnsembles 17-8
MUSA 498SENIOR RECITAL FOR MUSIC EDUCATION MAJORS1
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 133MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 201MUSIC IN THE U.S.: ANALYTIC EMPHASIS3
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 301WESTERN MUSIC TO 17503
MUSC 302WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1750-19143
MUSC 327CHORAL CONDUCTING3
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
MUSC 405WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT3
MUED 209TEACHING GUITAR IN THE CLASSROOM (guitar students may substitute MUSC 462)2
MUED 210VOICE CLASS (guitar and keyboard students only)1
MUED 307METHODS OF TEACHING VOCAL- GENERAL MUSIC IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
MUED 309METHODS OF TEACHING VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS2
MUED 337TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC IN THE ELEMENTARY AND THE SECONDARY SCHOOL2
Music Education Professional Courses (30 Units)
SCED 200FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3
ELED 324INTEGRATING LITERACY IN K-12 CONTENT AREAS3
or MUED 324 INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM I
MUED 310INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
MUED 391STUDENT INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC6
MUED 392INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC6
MUED 401INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM II3
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 201EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Units89-90

Instrumental Music Education Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  Sequences  for instrumental methods classes are suggestions only.  They may be taken in different sequence but must be completed by the second term of the junior year.

Ensemble Requirements:  Wind and Percussion students:  two terms in lower division symphonic band or orchestra (2); three terms in upper division symphonic band or orchestra (3); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1); two terms in Marching Band (2); one term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.50)  String students:  three terms in lower division symphonic band or orchestra (3); three terms in upper division symphonic band or orchestra (3); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1); one term in an ensemble other than symphonic band or orchestra (1); one term in conducting lab ensemble (.50).

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1xx Applied Lesson in Performance AreaMUED 2021
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3MUED 2101
Core3MUSA 1xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
Core3MUSA xxx Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
MUSA 160 (Wind and Percussion students only)
Core3
MUSA xxx Ensemble (String students only)Core3
 14 17
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2013MUSC 2322
MUSC 2312MUSC 2342
MUSC 2332MUSC 3013
MUED 2011MUED 2021
MUED 20711MUED 20811
MUSA 2xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUSA 1760.5
Select one of the following: 1MUSA 2xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSA 160 (Wind and Percussion students only)
MUSA xxx Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Ensemble (String students only)
PSYC 101 (Core 6)3
Core (suggest Lab science)3-4Core3
 14-15 17.5
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 302 (Core 9)3MUSC 4053
MUSC 3353MUSC 3293
MUED 3010.5MUED 324 or ELED 3243
MUED 2031MUED 2061
MUED 2051MUSA xxx Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Ensemble1MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSA xxx Ensemble1Core3
MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1Core3
PSYC 2013 
SCED 2003 
 17.5 18
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 3064MUED 3916
MUED 3092MUED 3926
MUED 3103MUED 4013
MUSA xxx Ensemble1This term consists of 75 days of internship.
MUSA 4xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1 
MUSA 4981 
Core3 
This term requires 25 days field experiences. 
 15 15
Total Units 128-129
1

Percussion students do not take Percussion Class I and II.  They enroll in Percussion Workshop (MUED 220) for 1 unit.  This course is offered on a rotation basis as needed and students should consult with advisers to determine the term it will be offered.

Vocal-General Music Education Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

NOTES:  Sequences for voice class and teaching guitar in the classroom are suggestions only. They may be taken in different sequence but must be completed by the second term of the junior year.

Ensemble Requirements:  Keyboard students:  (8 terms) – four in chorale or choral society; one in music for the stage; one in World Music Ensemble; and two selected from chamber singers, early music ensemble, jazz ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-combo, music theatre chorus; solo and ensemble accompanying.  Vocal students:  (7 terms) – three in chorale or choral society, one in music for the stage; one in World Music Ensemble; and two selected from chamber singers, early music ensemble, jazz ensemble-vocal, jazz ensemble-combo, and music theatre chorus.  Guitar students:  (8 terms) – three in any vocal ensemble (including music for the stage); three in guitar ensemble (MUSA 275/475); one in World Music Ensemble; and one in any ensemble..

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSC 1332MUSC 1342
MUSA 1xx Applied Lesson in Performance AreaMUSA 1xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSA xxx Ensemble1MUSA xxx Ensemble1
ENGL 102 or 190 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
Select one of the following:1 
MUSA 160 (Wind and Percussion students only)
 
MUSA xxx Ensemble (String students only) 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2013MUSC 2322
MUSC 2312MUSC 2342
MUSC 2332MUSC 3013
MUED 210 (Piano and Guitar students only)1MUSA 2xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSA 2xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUSA xxx Ensemble1
MUSA xxx Ensemble1PSYC 101 (Core 6)3
Additional Ensemble (Piano and Guitar students only)1Core3
Core3 
Core (suggest Lab science)3-4 
 17-18 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 302 (Core 9)3MUSC 4053
MUSC 3353MUSC 3273
MUED 209 (Guitar students substitute MUSC 462.)2MUED 324 or ELED 3243
MUSA xxx Ensemble1MUSA xxx Ensemble1
MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUSA 3xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
PSYC 2013Core3
SCED 2003Core3
 16 17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 3074MUED 3916
MUED 3092MUED 3926
MUED 3103MUED 4013
MUED 3372This term consists of 75 days of internship.
MUSA xxx Ensemble1 
MUSA 4xx Applied Lesson in Performance Area1 
MUSA 4981 
This term requires 25 days field experiences. 
 14 15
Total Units 124-125
  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of content, methodologies, philosophies, materials, technologies, and curriculum development in music education.
  2. Students can effectively plan classroom-based instruction.
  3. Students will apply analytical and pedagogical knowledge to curriculum development, lesson planning, and daily classroom and performance activities.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of evaluative techniques and the ability to apply them in assessing both the musical progress of students and the objectives and procedures of the curriculum.
  5. Students will demonstrate functional performance ability in keyboard proficiency.