Program for General Music Education

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In addition to the professional education requirements, students pursuing licensure in the field of music (preK-12) must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. The music education curriculum is divided into courses to enhance understanding of music theory, music history and music pedagogy and performance courses to provide a solid foundation in music performance.

Musicianship

  • MU 151 Music Theory Fundamentals, 2 hours
  • MU 153 Sight-singing, Dictation, and Aural Skills, 1 hour
  • MU 157 Class Piano, 1 hour
  • MU 164 18th Century Functional Harmony, 3 hours
  • MU 158 Class Piano, 1 hour
  • MU 263 Chromatic Harmony, 3 hours
  • MU 257 Class Piano, 1 hours
  • MU 264 20th Century Compositional Techniques, 3 hours
  • MU 258 Class Piano, 1 hour
  • MU 320 World Music, 3 hours
  • MU 331 History of Western Music I, 3 hours
  • MU 332 History of Western Music II, 3 hours
  • MU 362 Instrumental Arranging, 1 hour
  • MU 354 Form and Analysis, 2 hours
  • MU 244 Choral Conducting Techniques, 1 hour
  • MU 246 Instrumental Conducting Techniques, 1 hour
  • MU 249 English/Italian/Latin Vocal Diction, 1 hour
  • MU 349 German/French Vocal Diction, 1 hour
  • MU 282 Methods of Teaching Strings, 1 hour
  • MU 283 Methods of Teaching Brass, 1 hour
  • MU 284 Methods of Teaching Woodwinds, 1 hour
  • MU 285 Methods of Teaching Percussion, 1 hour
  • MU 286 Methods of Teaching Voice, 1 hour
  • MU 287 Methods of Teaching Guitar, 1 hour
  • MU 461 Teaching Choral Music, 4 hours
  • MU 462 Teaching Instrumental Music, 4 hours
  • MU 463 Teaching Elementary General Music, 4 hours

Performance

  • MU 21XM Applied Primary Studio Lessons (4 hours total)
  • MU 41XM Applied Primary Studio Lessons (4 hours total)
  • MU 2XX Chamber Ensemble (2 hours total)
  • MU 480 Partial Senior Recital (1 hour)

Depending on your primary focus, you will take applied lessons in two secondary areas, totaling 2 credit hours in each:

  • MU 217 Applied Secondary Voice (instrumental or piano major)
  • MU 21X Applied Secondary Inst. (instrumental, piano, or voice major)
  • MU 215 Applied Secondary Piano (voice major)

In addition, you will take part in a large ensemble pertaining to your area of interest:

  • MU 2XX Primary Large Ensemble (4 hours total)
  • MU 4XX Primary Large Ensemble (3+ hours total)
  • MU 2XX Secondary Large Ensemble - Secondary (4 hours total)

General Music Teacher Licensure Requirements Checklist