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Music Education, B.S.

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Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree provides students with the competencies essential for a professional career in music secondary education.

Total Program Credits: 129

Matriculation Requirements:  

For acceptance to the B.S. Music Education degree:

  1. Pass performance audition and interview with music faculty.
  2. Complete music theory diagnostic exam. Students who do not earn at least 80% on the music department theory diagnostic exam must complete MUSC 1105 before MUSC 1110.
  3. Students will apply for formal admission to the Secondary Ed program in the semester prior to the beginning of their junior year.

Admission criteria include:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, they do not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 32 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: (Note: A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2) 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science (recommend PHYS 1750 The Acoustics of Music (3)) 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities  3
  Social/Behavioral Science (recommend PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span (3)) 3

Discipline Core Requirements:

97 Credits
Music Skills Development Courses  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1115 Music Notation and Score Preparation 1
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
  MUSC 1390 Survey of Recording Techniques 1
  MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
  MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
  MUSC 2130 Aural Skills III 1
  MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
  MUSC 2350 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
  MUSC 349G Global Musical Styles and Ideas 3
  MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
  MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
  MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
Prescribed Music Education Courses  
  MUSC 1800 Introduction to Music Education 3
  MUSC 3409 Secondary General Music Methods 2
  MUSC 4780 Pre-Service Student Teaching   2
  MUSC 4785 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Complete one of these choral/instrumental tracks: 13
 

Choral students complete these 13 credits:

 
  MUSC 2001 Diction for Singers I (1)  
  MUSC 2002 Diction for Singers II (1)  
  MUSC 3620 Percussion Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3630 Vocal Techniques (1)  
  MUSC 4150 Advanced Choral Conducting (2)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2)  
  MUSC 4221 Advanced Choral Literature and Methods (2)  
  MUSC 4240 Vocal Pedagogy (2)  
  Complete 1 credit of MUSC courses not already required for the degree (1)  
  Band students complete these 13 credits:  
  MUSC 3150 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)  
  MUSC 3620 Percussion Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3630 Vocal Techniques (1)   
  MUSC 3649 String Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3659 Woodwind Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3679 Brass Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3690 Jazz Techniques (1)  
  MUSC 4340 Marching Band Techniques (1)  
  MUSC 4360 Instrumental Literature and Methods (2)  
  MUSC 4370 Advanced Instrumental Literature and Methods (2)  
  Orchestra students complete 13 credits:  
  MUSC 3150 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)  
  MUSC 3415 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature I (2)  
  MUSC 3620 Percussion Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3630 Vocal Techniques (1)   
  MUSC 3649 String Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3679 Brass Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 3659 Woodwind Techniques I (1)  
  MUSC 4360 Instrumental Literature and Methods (2)  
  MUSC 4370 Advanced Instrumental Literature and Methods (2)  
Performance Skills Development Courses  
  MUSC 250R                 

Private Lessons for Music Majors (1) (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review)

4
  MUSC 251R

Performance Class (1) (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review)

4
  MUSC 450R

Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors (1) (Repeated 2 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of 30-minute senior recital)

2
  MUSC 451R Performance Class (1) (Repeated 2 times) 2
  Student must pass the Departmental Keyboard Proficiency Examination or complete MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 2150, and MUSC 2160    
Complete 6 credits from the following (as assigned): 6
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1)  
  MUSC 327R Deep Green-Tenor/Bass Choir (1)  
  MUSC 328R Emerald Singers-Soprano/Alto Choir (1)  
  MUSC 330R Wind Symphony (1)  
  MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra (1)  
  MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra (1)  
Secondary Education Courses  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 325G Equitable Technology Integration 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies  3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching Secondary (4-10) 6
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 129 semester credits.
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
    1. MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors and MUSC 450R Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors courses require a grade B or higher.
    2. MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods, MUSC 4221 Advanced Choral Literature and Methods, MUSC 4360 Instrumental Literature and Methods, and MUSC 4370 Advanced Instrumental Literature and Methods require a grade B- or higher.  
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 34 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, including a sophomore review, 30-minute senior recital, and concert attendance requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life Requirement 2
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 1150 Group Piano I (or exam equivalent)  
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
MUSC 1800  Introduction to Music Education 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
American Institutions 3
Biology Distribution 3
MUSC 1115 Music Notation and Score Preparation 1
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 1160 Group Piano II (or exam equivalent)  
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Physical Science Distribution (PHYS 1750 recommended) 3
MUSC 1390 Survey of Recording Techniques 1
MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130  Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 2350  Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUSC 2150 Group Piano III (or exam equivalent)  
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Choral/Instrumental Track 1
MUSC 2001 (Choral)  
MUSC 3649 (Band or Orchestra)  
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution 3
Third Science Distribution 3
MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 2160 Group Piano IV (or exam equivalent)  
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
MUSC 3409 Secondary General Music Methods 2
Choral/Instrumental Track 1
MUSC 2002 (Choral)  
MUSC 3659 (Band or Orchestra)  
Choral/Instrumental Track 1
MUSC 3620 (Choral, Band, or Orchestra)  
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution (PSY 1100 recommended) 3
MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
MUSC 450R Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Choral/Instrumental Track 2
MUSC 4220 (Choral)  
MUSC 3415 (Band or Orchestra)  
Concert Attendance  
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
EDSC 325G Equitable Technology Integration 2
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
MUSC 450R Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Choral/Instrumental Track 2
MUSC 4221 (Choral)  
MUSC 4360 (Band or Orchestra)  
Choral/Instrumental Track 2
MUSC 4150 (Choral)  
MUSC 3690
MUSC 4340
(Band)  
MUSC 3150 (Orchestra)  
Choral/Instrumental Track 1
Choral Track Elective    
MUSC Elective   1
Concert Attendance  
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 4780 Pre-Service Student Teaching 2
Choral/Instrumental Track 2
MUSC 4240 (Choral)  
MUSC 4370 (Band or Orchestra)  
MUSC Elective   1
MUSC Elective   1
MUSC Elective   1
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 349G Global Musical Styles and Ideas 3
MUSC 4785 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Choral/Instrumental Track 1
MUSC 3630 (Choral, Band, or Orchestra)  
MUSC Elective   1
MUSC Elective   1
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching Secondary 6
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 129

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