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Music Education, B.S.

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:  

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, he/she does 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: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050

College Algebra(recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4)

  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3)  
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)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3

Discipline Core Requirements:

94 Credits
Music Skills Development Courses  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
  MUSC 1400 Music Technology I 2
  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 3120 Form and Analysis 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 4780 Pre-Service Student Teaching   2
  MUSC 4785 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Complete either of these choral/instrumental tracks 12
  Choral students complete these 12 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)  
  Instrumental students complete these 12 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 4340 Marching Band Techniques (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 (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1)

4
  MUSC 251R

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

4
  MUSC 450R

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

2
  MUSC 451R Performance Class (Repeated 2 times) (1) 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 320R Masterworks Chorale (1)  
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1)  
  MUSC 327R Men's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 328R Women's 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 3250 Instructional Media 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 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. MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 2150, MUSC 2160, MUSC 250R and MUSC 450R courses require a grade B or higher. MUSC 4220, MUSC 4221, MUSC 4360, and MUSC 4370 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 Writing 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 1150** Group Piano I (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
*Ensemble: Performance Group Studies 1
MUSC 1800  Introduction to Music Education 3
Course Attendance  
  Semester total: 16-17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 1160 Group Piano II (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble: Performance Group Studies* 1
Fine Arts Distribution 3
Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life Requirement 2
Course Attendance  
  Semester total: 15-16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution 3
American Institutions 3
PHIL 205G   3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2110  Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130   Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 2150 Group Piano III (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble: Performance Group Studies* 1
Instrumental or choral course 1
MUSC 2350   Fundamentals of Conducting 2
Biology Distribution 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16-17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
MUSC 2160 Group Piano IV (or exam equivalent) 0-1
Ensemble: Performance Group Studies* 1
Instrumental or choral course 3
Humanities Distribution 3
Third Science Distribution 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16-17
1) Sophomore Review This Semester: Must Pass to Continue in Program   
2) Apply to Education program this semester.   
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Ensemble: Performance Group Studies* 1
Instrumental or choral course 4
MUSC 1400 Music Technology I 2
MUSC 3120 Form and Analysis 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 17
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Ensemble: Performance Group Studies* 1
Instrumental or choral course 3
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
Instrumental or choral course 1-2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EDSC 455G Secondary Teaching Methods 3
MUSC 4780 Pre-Service Student Teaching 2
  Semester total: 14-15
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 4785 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching 6
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment WE 2
  Semester total: 10

* Ensemble Choice Must be from one of the Following: MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale, MUSC 322R Chamber Choir, MUSC 327R Men's Choir, MUSC 328R Wormen's Choir, MUSC 330R Wind Symphony, MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra, MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra

**If you are able to pass the Keyboard Proficience Exam for any level of Group Piano, replace that course with any upper or lower division Music course.

  Degree total: 129

Department

Music

The Music department is in the School of the Arts. To find the most up-to-date information from the Music department, visit their website.

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