Recommended Semester Plan for Music Education Major Courses

The following is intended as a guide to the music education program, as a guide
to help you know which music courses you should be taking simultaneously.
Your program may vary. Questions can be directed to the undergraduate
coordinator.

Preliminary Semester

This semester is for students not yet in the sequence. Students are placed in
Basic Musicianship courses on the basis of the Qualifying Examination. Students
who are not able to start the major sequence at once should try to take liberal
arts or other non-music courses which may be difficult to manage later.

  • Music 71: Sight Singing and Ear Training (2 hours/1 credit).
  • Music 73: Theory (2 hours/1 credit).
  • Music 74: Keyboard Techniques (2 hours/1 credit).
  • Music 1: Introduction to Music (recommended, not required; 3 hours/3 credits).
  • Performance Group (assigned by the School) (1-5 hours/1 credit).

Semester 1

  • Music 171: Sight Singing and Dictation 1 (2 class hours, 1 lab; 2 credits).
  • Music 173: Harmony, Counterpoint and Keyboard Skills 1 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 101: Introduction to the Academic Study of Music (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Major Ensemble (assigned by the School).
  • Major lessons MUS 187
  • Other College courses (LASAR, etc.): 3-6 credits.
  • Students are encouraged to declare music education as their major and meet with the music education faculty.
  • No music education courses can be taken until Introduction to Music Education has been completed typically in semester 3.

Semester 2

  • Music 172 - Sight Singing and Dictation 2 (2 class hours, 1 lab; 2 credits).
  • Music 174 - Harmony, Counterpoint and Keyboard Skills 2 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Major Ensemble.
  • Major lessons MUS 188
  • Freshman Listening Examination.
  • Freshman Progress Evaluation.
  • Other College courses (liberal arts and sciences, etc.): 3-7 credits.

Semester 3

  • Music 271: Sight Singing and Dictation 3 (2 class hours, 1 lab; 2 credits).
  • Music 273: Harmony, Counterpoint and Keyboard Skills 3 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 246 - Music History I: The High Middle Ages through the Early Baroque Era, ca. 1200 to ca. 1650 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Major Ensemble (1-5 hours/1 credit).
  • Major Lessons MUS 287
  • Other College courses as possible (2-4 credits).
  • Music 267: Introduction to Music Education (3 hours/3 credits) (Fall Semester Only).
  • SEYS 201: Historical, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 hours/3 credits).

Semester 4

  • Music 272: Sight Singing and Dictation 4 (2 class hours, 1 lab; 2 credits).
  • Music 274: Harmony, Counterpoint and Keyboard Skills 4 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 247: Music History II: The Middle Baroque Era through the High Classical Period, ca. 1650 to ca. 1800 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Major Ensemble (1-5 hours/1 credit).
  • Major Lessons MUS 288
  • Sophomore Listening Examination.
  • Sophomore Progress Evaluation.
  • Sophomore Keyboard Exam
  • Other College courses as possible (0-5 credits).
  • Music 166: Group Instruction in Voice (Music education instrumental sequence majors are required to take Group Voice and all the Group Instruction courses except piano.)
  • Music 168: Group instruction in Percussion (instrumental track only).
  • SEYS 221: Development and Learning in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3 hours/3 credits).

Semester 5

  • Music 373: Harmony, counterpoint and keyboard skills 5 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 346: Music History III: Late Classicism and Romanticism, ca. 1800 to ca. 1890 (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 270: Conducting 1
  • Major Ensemble (1-5 hours/1 credit).
  • Major Lessons MUS 387
  • Music 161: Group Instruction in Upper Strings (instrumental track only).
  • Music 163: Group Instruction in Woodwinds (instrumental track only).
  • Music 266: Vocal Pedagogy (choral track only)
  • EECE 310: Children in Cultural Contexts I: Child Development (3 hours/3
    credits) schools).

Semester 6

  • Music 374: Musical Techniques of the 20th Century (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 347: Music History IV: The Twentieth Century, ca. 1890 to the present (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 377: Form and Analysis (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Major Ensemble (1-5 hours/1 credit).
  • Major Lessons MUS 387
  • Junior Listening Examination.
  • Junior Progress Evaluation.
  • Junior Keyboard Exam
  • Music 370: Conducting II (3 hours/2 credits).
  • Music 365: Seminar in Teaching Music: Elementary (3 hours/3 credits) (Spring Semester Only).
  • Music 167: Group Instruction in Brass (instrumental track only)
  • Music 162: Group instruction in Lower Strings.(instrumental track only)
  • EECE 340: The Early Development of Language and Literacy (3 hours/3
    credits)
    OR
    • SEYS 340: Language, Literacy and Culture in Education (3 hours/3 credits)

Semester 7

  • Music 381: Composition and Arranging for School Ensembles I (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Senior Comprehensive Exam
  • Major Ensemble (1-5 hours; 1 credit).
  • Other college courses as needed/possible (4-12 credits).:
  • Music 268: The School Choral Program (3 hours/3 credits) OR
  • Music 269: The School Instrumental program (3 hours/3 credits).
  • Music 366: Seminar in Teaching Music: Secondary (3 hours/3 credits) (Fall Semester Only).
    AND
    • ECPSE 350 Introduction to Special Education

Semester 8

  • Senior Listening Examination.
  • Senior Keyboard Exam
  • Music 369: Student Teaching (minimum 20 hours per week/6 credits) (Spring Semester Only).
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