2019-2020 Catalog

Music Education - Vocal emphasis

The Bachelor of Music degree in music education (vocal) provides a solid curriculum and prepares students for licensure and for graduate study. This program of study is for students who wish to teach vocal or choral music within the public or private sector. Students interested in becoming a candidate for licensure must work in consultation with an advisor from and Educator Preparation Program.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less that 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Required Music Core Courses - 48-64 hours

MU 131Elementary Music Theory I

3

MU 132Elementary Music Theory II

3

MU 133Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MU 134Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MU 210Music History Survey I

3

MU 220Music History Survey II

3

MU 231Advanced Music Theory I

3

MU 232Advanced Music Theory II

3

MU 255Piano Proficiency

0

MU 256Introduction to Music Technology

3

MU 330Basic Conducting Techniques

3

MU 340Arranging and Instrumentation

3

MU 430Advanced Conducting Techniques

3

MU 431Form and Analysis

3

MU 451Degree Recital

1

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 100 level

1-2

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 300 level

2-3

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 100 level

0-1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 300 level

0-1

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Professional Education Core Courses - 24 hours

ED 201Education as a Profession

3

ED 230/PSY 230Exceptional and Culturally Diverse Students

3

ED 301Instructional Strategies

3

ED 435Enhanced Student Teaching

9

ED 436Student Teaching Seminar

3

MU 369Materials and Methods for Elementary School Music

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses. Exception: ED 301 requires a "B" or higher.

Vocal Performance emphasis - 7 hours

MU 350Junior Recital

1

MU 373Materials and Methods for Secondary Choral Music

3

MU 386Language Diction for Singers

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Review Courses - As recommended by advisor - 8 hours

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

MU 130Music Listening and Literature

3

MU 152Class Piano IB

1

MU 251Class Piano II A

1

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Music Core Requirements (48-64 hours)
Vocal Performance emphasis requirements (7 hours)
Total Professional Education Core (24 hours)
Review Courses (8 hours)

127 minimum hours required for graduation.