B.S. in Music Education - Vocal-General Music Education Concentration

This is a screened program. Please see the admission requirements for additional information.

Music Education Major Requirements 

Students must complete the required courses in Music Education (78 units) and the requirements for one of the following concentrations: Instrumental Music Education (24 units) or Vocal-General Music Education (24 units) for a total of 102 units. Music Education majors must complete minimum 24 upper-level (300-400) units in MUSC (Music), Music Applied (MUSA), and/or Music Education (MUED) courses toward the major at Towson University. 

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
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
SURVEY OF OPERA
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
MUSIC IN THE U.S.
JAZZ HISTORY
MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND CULTURE
Additional Music Content
MUSA xxx Applied Lessons in a Single Medium 17
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 211FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION3
MUED 212PRACTICUM IN MUSIC EDUCATION1
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
1

Music Education majors must complete 7 units of applied lessons in their primary performance area over 7 terms of study. Students must also pass an upper-division jury to enroll in 300- and 400-level lessons. 

Vocal-General Music Education Concentration (24 units)

Required Courses
MUED xxxWorkshop in Music Education 11
MUED xxxAdditional Workshop in Music Education 21
MUED 216VOCAL PEDAGOGY FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS2
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 404PRACTICUM IN PREK-ELEMENTARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
MUED 405METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC2
MUED 406PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION1
Total Units17
1

Choices include: 

MUED 200MUED 271MUED 272MUED 273MUED 274MUED 275, or MUSC 27x: SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC, if the topic is a 1-unit workshop in music education.

2

Keyboard and Guitar students must take MUED 210 for this requirement. Vocal students must choose a second music workshop.

Ensemble Requirements
Chorale, Choral Society, and / or Chamber Singers3
Select 3 units from the following:
ENSEMBLE: CHORAL SOCIETY
ENSEMBLE: CHORALE
ENSEMBLE: CHAMBER SINGERS
ENSEMBLE: CHORAL SOCIETY
ENSEMBLE: CHORALE
ENSEMBLE: CHAMBER SINGERS
World Music Ensemble1
Music for the Stage 11
Select one of the following:
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE - OPERA OUTREACH
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE - OPERA OUTREACH
Additional Ensembles2
Guitar Students:
ENSEMBLE: GUITAR ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Keyboard and Vocal Students
Select two of the following vocal ensembles:
ENSEMBLE: CHORALE
ENSEMBLE: CHAMBER SINGERS
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC THEATER CHORUS
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE - OPERA OUTREACH
ENSEMBLE: EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: JAZZ COMBO
ENSEMBLE: JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: POPULAR MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: CHORALE
ENSEMBLE: POPULAR MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: CHORALE
ENSEMBLE: CHAMBER SINGERS
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC THEATER CHORUS
ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FOR THE STAGE - OPERA OUTREACH
ENSEMBLE: EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: JAZZ COMBO
ENSEMBLE: JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE: POPULAR MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Total Units7
1

Guitar students may petition to the chair for an exception to this requirement. 

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.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUSA 1901EDUC 202 (Core 10)3
MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUED 1942
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSA 1xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSC 1312MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
PSYC 101 (Core 6 )3MUSC 1322
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MUSC 1342
Core 33PSYC 201 (if PSYC 101 taken Term 1)3
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 17 17
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 210 (piano and guitar students only)1MUED 2162
MUED 2113MUED 32423
MUED 2121MUED 2xx or MUSC 279 (1 unit workshop)1
MUED 2942MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1
MUSA 2xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUSC 2342
MUED 2xx or MUSC 279 (1 unit workshop)1MUSA xxx: Ensemble1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSC 2322
MUSC 202 (Core 12)3MUSC 287 (Core 4)3
MUSC 2312MUSC 3033
MUSC 2332 
 17 18
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 31023MUED 3273
MUED 311 (Core 9)3MUED 4052
MUED 2xx or MUSC 279 (1 unit workshop)1MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area 1
MUSA 3xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1MUSA xxx: Ensemble 1
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1MUSC xxx (400-level Music History/Culture Elective)3
MUSC 2212Core 83-4
MUSC 3353Core 133
Core 73 
 17 16-17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MUED 3372MUED 49115
MUED 40123MUED 49215
MUED 40312MUED 4932
MUED 4041 
MUED 40611 
MUSA 4xx: Applied Lesson in Performance Area1 
MUSA xxx: Ensemble1 
Core 113 
Core 143 
 17 12
Total Units 131-132
1

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) 100 days requirement (minimum 600 hours across two consecutive terms) in public school settings.

2

 Field experiences associated with course.