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Major Requirements

Program Checkpoints

Students are admitted to a specialization at their initial enrollment. Students are then allowed to continue in specialization courses on the basis of program checkpoints. The program checkpoints differ for each specialization, and students should contact the department chairs or program directors/coordinators for more information. Students are not permitted to continue to enroll in specialization classes if they have not met the requirements of their program checkpoints. 

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
MED 306INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION2
MED 203FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING I2
MED 204FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING II2
MED 303ELEMENTARY VOCAL-GENERAL METHODS & LAB2
MED 300ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS & LAB2
MED 310MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD4
Instrumental Techniques Courses:2
MED 121
CLASS GUITAR
MED 196
CLASS VOICE
MED 326CREATIVITY IN MUSIC EDUCATION2
MED 340CONDUCTING FOR THE MUSIC EDUCATOR2
MED 95CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH0
MED 392STUDENT TEACHING6
MED 393STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR1
9 credits of Large Ensemble
2 credits of Any Ensemble
7 credits of Music Electives

Professional Education Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCU 207SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
Select one of the following:4
SCU 336
ADOLESCENT AND ADULT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
SCU 337
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
PSY 303
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Instrumental Emphasis Only

Course Title Quarter Hours
MED 301SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS AND LAB2
Instrumental Techniques Courses:
MED 101BRASS I1
MED 102BRASS II1
MED 103WOODWINDS I1
MED 104WOODWINDS II1
MED 109WOODWINDS III1
MED 105STRINGS I1
MED 106STRINGS II1
MED 107PERCUSSION I1
4 credits of Music Education Electives with advisor approval4

Vocal Emphasis Only

Course Title Quarter Hours
MED 304MIDDLE SCHOOL VOCAL METHODS AND LAB2
MED 305SECONDARY VOCAL METHODS AND LAB2
MED 308ACCOMPANYING FOR THE MUSIC EDUCATOR2
Instrumental Techniques Courses:
MED 105STRINGS I1
MED 107PERCUSSION I1
Select one of the following:1
MED 101
BRASS I
or MED 102
BRASS II
Select one of the following:1
MED 103
WOODWINDS I
or MED 104
WOODWINDS II
4 credits of Music Education Electives with advisor approval4

Liberal Studies Learning Domain Specifications

In the liberal studies learning domains, music education majors enroll in the following courses within the learning domains:

  • LSE 380 fulfills the Philosophical Inquiry requirement
  • PSC 120 fulfills Self, Society, & the Modern World
  • One of the Historical Inquiry courses must be in U.S. History.
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