Major in Music Education - Bachelor of Science Degree

Students majoring in Music Education are required to complete the courses listed under the requirements tab, 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 enables students to apply to the Maryland State Department of Education to teach Music at the PreK-12 level in Maryland and other states. 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.  Students will also complete a criminal background check as required by the school system in which the internship is located prior to entry into the capstone internship.

Requirements of the Major in Music Education (102 Units)

Students must complete the required courses in Music Education (78 units) and one of the following concentrations: Instrumental Music Education (24 units) or Vocal-General Music Education (24 units).

Theory and Musicianship
MUSC 131MUSIC THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP I2
MUSC 132MUSIC THEORY II2
MUSC 134MUSICIANSHIP II2
MUSC 231MUSIC THEORY III2
MUSC 233MUSICIANSHIP III2
MUSC 232MUSIC THEORY IV2
MUSC 234MUSICIANSHIP IV2
MUSC 287CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY3
Music History and Culture
MUSC 202MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD3
MUSC 303HISTORY OF MUSIC IN THE EUROPEAN CLASSICAL TRADITION3
Select one of the following 400-level music history and culture courses3
ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY
WESTERN MUSIC FROM 1914 TO THE PRESENT
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
MUSC 47x
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
Additional Music Content
MUSA xxx Applied Lessons in a Single Medium7
MUSA 190PIANO CLASS I1
MUED 194FUNCTIONAL TECHNIQUES I: PIANO AND GUITAR2
MUSC 221INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING2
MUSC 335CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGING3
Professional Music Education
EDUC 202HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS3
MUED 111INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION2
MUED 211FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION2
MUED 310INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN SPECIAL EDUCATION3
MUED 311RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT METHODS IN MUSIC EDUCATION3
MUED 324INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM I3
MUED 401INTEGRATING LITERACY IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM II3
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 201EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Student Internship Capstone
The following three courses are taken concurrently during the final term.
MUED 491INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC5
MUED 492INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MUSIC5
MUED 493INTERN SEMINAR2
Total Units78

Instrumental Music Education Concentration (24 units)

Wind and Percussion students: five terms in Symphonic Band or Orchestra (one of these terms may be fulfilled by Concert Band) (5 units); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1 unit); two terms in Marching Band (2 units); one term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5 units).

String students: six terms in Symphonic Band or Orchestra (one of these terms may be fulfilled by concert band) (6 units); one term in World Music Ensemble or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble (1 unit); one term in an ensemble other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra (1 unit); one term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (.5 units).

MUSA xxxEnsembles (see above for specific distribution requirements)8.5
MUED 200IMPROVISATION AND JAZZ TECHNIQUES1
MUED 201BRASS TECHNIQUES1
MUED 203STRING TECHNIQUES1
MUED 205WOODWIND TECHNIQUES1
MUED 207PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES 11
MUED 210VOICE TECHNIQUES1
MUED 301MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES0.5
MUED 329TEACHING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FROM THE PODIUM3
MUED 407METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC2
MUED 409METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC2
MUED 408PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
MUED 410PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
Total Units24

Vocal-General Music Education Concentration (24 units)

Keyboard students (7 terms): three in any choral ensemble, two of which must be Chorale or Chamber Singers; one in Music for the Stage; one in World Music Ensemble; one in Solo and Ensemble Accompanying; and one selected from Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, Pop Ensemble, or Music Theatre Chorus.

Vocal students (7 terms): three in Chorale or Choral Society, one of which must be Chorale; 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, Pop Ensemble, or Music Theatre Chorus.

Guitar students (7 terms): three in any choral ensemble, two which must be Chorale or Chamber Singers; two in Guitar Ensemble; one in World Music Ensemble; and one in any ensemble.

MUSA xxxEnsembles (see above for specific distribution requirements)7
MUED xxxWorkshops in Music Education (choice of two 1-unit courses) 12
MUED 216VOCAL PEDAGOGY FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS 22
MUED 294FUNCTIONAL TECHNIQUES II: PIANO AND GUITAR2
MUED 327TEACHING CHORAL MUSIC FROM THE PODIUM3
MUED 337METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CHORAL MUSIC2
MUED 403METHODS OF TEACHING PREK-8 VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC2
MUED 405METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC2
MUED 404PRACTICUM IN PREK-ELEMENTARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
MUED 406PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
Total Units24

Instrumental Music Education Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Ensemble Requirements: Wind and Percussion students (8.5 units) – Five (5) terms in Symphonic Band (MUSA 261/ MUSA 461) or Orchestra (MUSA 262/ MUSA 462) (one of these terms may be fulfilled by Concert Band (MUSA 163); one (1) term in World Music Ensemble (MUSA 170/ MUSA 370) or any Jazz/Commercial Ensemble; two (2) terms in Marching Band (MUSA 160/ MUSA 360); one (1) term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (MUSA 176). String students (8.5 units) – Six (6) terms in Symphonic Band (MUSA 261/ MUSA 461) or Orchestra (MUSA 262/ MUSA 462) (one of these terms may be fulfilled by Concert Band (MUSA 163); one (1) term in World Music Ensemble (MUSA 170/ MUSA 370) or any Jazz/Commercial ensemble; one (1) term in an ensemble other than Symphonic Band or Orchestra; one (1) term in Conducting Lab Ensemble (MUSA 176).

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
Choose one:1MUSC 1342
MUSA 160 (wind and percussion students only)
MUED 1112
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (string students only)
MUED 1942
MUSA 1901MUED 2xx: Techniques (Brass, Woodwinds, percussion or strings)1
MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11
MUED 2xx: Techniques (Voice, Percussion or Jazz/Improvisation)1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 33PSYC 201 (if PSYC 101 taken Term 1)3
Core 6 (PSYC 101 suggested)3 
 15 17
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 202 (Core 12)3EDUC 202 (Core 10)3
MUSC 2312MUSC 2322
MUSC 2332MUSC 2342
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3MUSC 3033
MUED 21132MUED 32433
MUED 2xx: Techniques (Voice, Percussion or Jazz Improvisation) 1MUED 2xx: Techniques (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion or Strings)1
MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11MUSA 1760.5
Choose One:1MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11
MUSA 160 (wind and percussion students only)
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble (string students only)
 
Core 53 
 18 16.5
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2212MUED 3292
MUSC 3353MUED 40133
MUED 31033MUED 4072
MUED 311 (Core 9)3MUED 2xx: Techniques (Voice, Percussion or Jazz/Improvisation)1
MUED 2xx: Techniques (Voice, Percussion or Jazz/Improvisation)1MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11Core 84
Core 74Core 113
 18 17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 3010.5MUED 49145
MUED 40841MUED 49245
MUED 4092MUED 4932
MUED 41041 
MUSA 4xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area11 
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1 
MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Course)23 
Core 133 
Core 143 
 15.5 12
Total Units 129

Vocal-General Music Education Concentration Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Ensemble Requirements:  Keyboard students:  (7 terms) – 3 terms in any choral ensemble, two of which must be Chorale (MUSA 251/ MUSA 451 or Chamber Singers (MUSA 252/ MUSA 452); 1 term in Music for the Stage (MUSA 253/ MUSA 453); one term in World Music Ensemble(MUSA 170/ MUSA 370); one term selected from Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, Music Theatre Chorus or Marching Band; and one term in Solo and Ensemble Accompanying (MUSA 274). Vocal students:  (7 terms) – three in Chorale (MUSA 251/ MUSA 451) or Choral Society (MUSA 150/ MUSA 350), one of which must be in Chorale;  one term in Music for the Stage (MUSA 253/ MUSA 453); one term in World Music Ensemble (MUSA 170/ MUSA 370); and two terms selected from Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, Popular Ensemble or Music Theatre Chorus.  Guitar students:  (7 terms) – three terms in any choral ensemble, two of which must be Chorale (MUSA 251/ MUSA 451) or Chamber Singers (MUSA 252/ MUSA 452);  two terms in Guitar Ensemble (MUSA 275/ MUSA 475); one term in World Music Ensemble (MUSA 170/ MUSA 370); and one term in any ensemble.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 1312MUSC 1322
MUSA 1901MUSC 1342
MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUED 1112
Core 33MUED 1942
Core 6 (PSYC 101 suggested) 3PSYC 201 (if PSYC 101 taken Term 1)3
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 17 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2312EDUC 202 (Core 10)3
MUSC 2332MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)3MUSC 2342
MUSC 287 (Core 4)3MUSC 3033
MUED 210 (piano and guitar students only)1Choose One:1-2
MUED 2112
MUED 216 (voice students only)
MUED 2942
MUED 221 (piano and guitar students only)
MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41MUED 32423
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41
Elective (MUED)1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
 18 16-17
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC 2212MUED 3272
MUSC 3353MUED 3372
MUED 31023MUED 40123
MUED 311 (Core 9)3MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41
MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1Core 84
Core 74Core 113
 Elective (MUED)1
 17 17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Elective)33MUED 49115
MUED 40312MUED 49215
MUED 4041MUED 4932
MUED 4052Core 143
MUED 40611 
MUSA 4xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area41 
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1 
Core 133 
 14 15
Total Units 130-131
  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.