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 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
1

 Percussion students shall substitute MUED 220: PERCUSSION WORKSHOP for MUED 207.

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
1

To be selected from MUED 200: IMPROVISATION AND JAZZ TECHNIQUES; MUED 271: WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC EDUCATION: SURVEY OF WIND AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS; or MUSC 47x: SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC, if the topic is a 1-unit workshop in music education.

2

General (instrumental) students shall substitute MUED 210: VOICE TECHNIQUES (1 unit) and MUED 221: CONDUCTING LAB CHOIR (1 unit) for MUED 216.

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.