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Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Education

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Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Education (120 Credits)

Students following any teacher preparation option are required to present an acceptable senior half recital in the major performance medium.

Students following any teacher preparation option must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the following areas: cumulative GPA, Professional Education Core with a C or better in each course, and academic major (and minor if any) with a C or better in each course. Students must also certify as majors in the College of Education. Since this option is likely to lead to enrollment in the MA in Music, students are advised that admission to graduate study requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, pass the senior qualifying exam, achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes, and a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all College of Education Professional Core courses. Class piano credits are not required for the degree. Instrumentalists must complete 4 credits in vocal performance studies (private lessons and/or ensemble) and vocalists must complete 4 credits of instrumental performance studies. Approved Performing Ensembles: See degree requirements for applicable (desired) endorsement.

This option provides professional preparation in music combined with studies in education. Students may complete teacher certification requirements after completion of this degree through further enrollment as undergraduate second degree candidates, enrollment as post-baccalaureate non-degree students, or as graduate students, each of which requires application for admission. Students planning to seek admission and enroll as graduate students should, at the beginning of their last semester of undergraduate study, complete the necessary form to count selected courses in the final undergraduate semester toward the graduate degree, up to a maximum of 6 credits.

As stated above, this option may lead to one of three paths to achieve teacher certification in designated arts: Music (choral, instrumental, and general). If a student elects to pursue teacher certification, requirements include: C or better in all music and education courses; 2.5 music average; 2.5 education average; 2.5 overall average; 4 credits vocal performance for instrumentalists; 4 credits instrumental performance for vocalists; upper-division exam, piano proficiency, solo half-recital. Approved performing groups: a minimum of 1 credit during each of 7 semesters, to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and 428 for vocalists. Include a minimum of 2 credits in choral and 2 credits in instrumental performing groups. Note that during the second term of the senior year, only 10 credits are taken toward the degree. Students must enroll in 12 credits to be full time and may enroll in graduate credits if preparing to enroll in the MA degree program.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]24
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18130 or 1
MUS 25143
MUS 25241
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 18230 or 1
MUS 1901
MUS 25363
MUS 25461
MUS Ensemble 51
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]24
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 103 or 3192
MUS 2810 or 1
MUS 35143
MUS 35241
MUS 49142
MUS Ensemble51
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
MUS 35363
MUS 35461
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]63
MUS 49063
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 3172
Pass Piano Proficiency
Complete Writing Portfolio
May Field Experience
Certify Major, Certify TCH LRN
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG]73
MUS 25842
MUS 360 [HUM] [M]43
MUS 45542
MUS Ensemble 51
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Arts [ARTS] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 428 or 4351
MUS 461 [CAPS]63
MUS Electives3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 12
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS Endorsement Electives84
MUS Ensemble 51
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
Senior Qualifying Exam
Reserve Credit for MA recommended
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
MUS 482 or 4831
MUS Endorsement Electives84
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4703
Senior Half-Recital
Reserve Credit for MA recommended

Footnotes
1Applied Music: 14 credits required with a minimum of 2 credits at the 400 level. Approved courses include MUS 301-318, 320, 401-418, 420.
2To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
3Class piano credits not required in degree.
4Fall only.
5Music ensemble: 6 credits required from MUS 428-444 with a minimum of 2 credits choral (MUS 429, 430, 431), and 2 credits instrumental (MUS 434, 436, 437, 438)
6Spring only.
7One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
8MUS Endorsement Electives (8 credits required including at least 1 term MUS 480): Approved courses include MUS 480, 482, 483, 487, 489, 493, and 494.

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