Courses | Music Education, B.M.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Major Courses

Basic vocal training.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $97.

Keyboard technique and literature for the non-keyboard major.
Prerequisites: MUSC 100 or test score.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $135.

Keyboard technique and literature for the non-keyboard major.
Prerequisites: MUSC 118 or test score.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $135.

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Half hour lesson $356.

Sight-singing diatonic melodies, major and minor scales and triads using moveable tonic solfege. Transcribing basic diatonic melodies, cadences and progressions. Reading, performing and transcribing rhythmic patterns in simple, compound and irregular meters. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

The study of the following music fundamentals: elementary acoustics, keyboard layout, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, figured bass, diatonic voice-leading, cadences, elementary harmonic progressions, meter, rhythm, time signatures and staff notation.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

Using 153 materials as a foundation, this course encompasses the sight-singing and transcribing of diatonic and simple chromatic melodies with greater rhythmic complexity, triads in all inversions, dominant seventh chords and altered non-harmonic tones. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Prerequisites: MUSC 153.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

A study of common-practice diatonic harmony with emphasis on voice leading and harmonic progression. Includes part writing, non-harmonic tones, cadences, figured bass and Roman analysis.
Prerequisites: MUSC 154.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Notes: Four semesters required for graduation.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Introduces prospective music teachers to the history, philosophy and function of music education. Students investigate and discuss current educational practice, including standards, testing and assessment, as well as current issues and concerns. Notes: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken during this course.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

A skill improvement course focusing on rhythmic freedom and melodic embellishment. Hymns and worship choruses used as templates.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163, MUSC 164.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Analysis of sight reading skills and procedures. Emphasis on development of ability to read with musical understanding and adequate fluency at first sight.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Continuation of Keyboard Sight Reading I. Analysis of sight reading skills and procedures. Emphasis on development of ability to read with musical understanding and adequate fluency at first sight.
Prerequisites: MUSC 261.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Three semesters of this course are required for graduation with a B.M. degree.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

A historical and critical study of the period including important contributions in musical literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music Performance (MUPR), Music (MUSC), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 307.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works.
Prerequisites: MUSC 308.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

The study of 20th century theory practice and compositional techniques within the context of the broad range of 20th century music literature.
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $43.

Workshop in preparation for teaching marching band principles and techniques in the intermediate and secondary schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Basic conducting skills; the psychology of conducting; observation of choral and orchestral rehearsals.
Prerequisites: MUSC 364.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

One or more sections offered periodically in the areas of choral and instrumental conducting. Continuation of the objectives of MUSC 323 related specifically to the technical and interpretative skills of either choral or instrumental conducting.
Prerequisites: MUSC 323.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

An introduction to teaching general music in both elementary and secondary school situations in accordance with national and state standards for music education.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.

Pre-professional course designed for music majors who plan to qualify for the state K–12 single subject teaching credential in music. Students learn and practice skills important for teaching elementary music lessons. Explores the history and philosophy of American music education, emphasizing influences of Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.

Methods and materials for teaching secondary music in grades 6–12.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

An introduction to principles and practices of arranging music for choral and instrumental groups with emphasis upon producing arrangements suitable for K–12 ensembles.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205, MUSC 364.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This course centers on the application of sight-singing and dictation skills acquired in 153 and 163, with particular focus on dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, altered non-harmonic tones, secondary dominants and chromatic melodies. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This is the final semester of common-practice diatonic harmony. Emphasis is on voice leading and harmonic progressions including altered dominants, borrowed chords, the Neapolitan Sixth chord, augmented chords and modulation.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Preparation for teaching brass instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Preparation for teaching percussion instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Preparation for teaching string instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Preparation for teaching woodwind instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This course centers on the application of sight-singing and dictation skills to complex diatonic and chromatic and modulating melodies, dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, altered non-harmonic tones, secondary dominants, the Neapolitan Sixth chord, and augmented sixth chords. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course.
Prerequisites: MUSC 353.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This course is centered on the study of chromatic harmony of the 19th century; Impressionism, and other early 20th century practices; contemporary popular harmonic practice and its symbols.
Prerequisites: MUSC 354.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

The study and performance of major operas and selected Broadway musicals. Notes: Open to all students by audition. Students may only register for Opera Theatre for zero credits if they are already at 18 credits of required courses for the semester.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

An introductory study of the interrelationships between music and culture through the examination of the music of varying cultures. Basic elements of music as they are found in world cultures will be studied.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Church Music (MUSM), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $32.

An in-depth study of music literature as it relates to specific instruments, ensembles, periods of history, geographical locations, individual composers or ethnic groups. One or more sections offered every year in areas such as piano literature, organ literature, instrumental literature (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion instruments), instrumental or choral literature for schools, American music, the symphony, the string quartet, the concerto, the sonata, etc.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, and percussion instruments. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Half-hour lesson $356.

Preparation for senior-level music education recital (Length: 30 minutes).
Prerequisites: MUSC 119.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Music Education (MUED); Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $65.

Professional Education Courses

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200; LEDU 301 or MUSC 205.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Prerequisites: LEDU 330.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 436.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.