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Curriculum for Bachelor of Education in Music and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Music (PBCSE)


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Choral/General Music

At the completion of this program, the student is prepared to teach general music and choral ensembles at the elementary and secondary levels.

Coursework emphasizes performance on a major instrument, teaching guitar and 'ukulele, world music, music appreciation, music technology, music theory, music history, and student teaching.

Music Requirements

The degree requirements posted here are effective Fall 2012. Students who declared the major before this date may have slightly different requirements. Students are advised to meet with a major advisor regarding the specific requirements that apply to them.

Course Credits
Theory and Aural Training 12
  • 281-2, 283-4, 285-6, 287-8
Music History 6
  • 265, 266
Applied Music * 8
  • 232_ [4 times] (4 credits)
  • 332_ [2 times] (4 credits) (includes junior recital)
Electives ** 7
minimum 7 credits from the following courses
  • 121D & 122D Class Guitar (2 credits)
  • 151, 153, 155, or 156 Instrumental Techniques(2 credits)
  • 231 (B or C) Applied Voice or Piano (3 credits) *
  • 251 Diction (3 credits)
  • 270 World of Music: Asia/Pacific (3 credits)
  • 400 Choral Literature (2 gredits)
  • 459 Vocal Pedagogy (3 credits)
Secondary Instruments 4
  • 125-6, 225-6 (4 credits total) ***
Ensembles 10
  • 410B Hawaiian Chorus (2 credits)
  • 414 Concert Choir (5 credits)
  • 31_ or 410_ Chamber or Ethnic Ensembles (3 credits)
Conducting 3
  • 325 Conducting (1 credit)
  • 326 Conducting (2 credits)
Advanced Courses 6
from the following courses
  • 381/382/383 Advanced Music Theory (3 credits)
  • 46_ Music Literature (3 credits)
Music Education 22
  • 250 Intro to Music Education (1 credit)
  • 354 & 354L Music: Elementary School (3 + 1 credits)
  • 355 & 355L Music: Secondary Instrumental (3 + 1 credits)
  • 356 & 356L Music: Secondary Choral (3 + 1 credits)
  • 450 Music Technology (3 credits)
  • 454 Music in Special Education (3 credits)
  • 457 Asian Pacific Music in Education (3 credits)
Recital Attendance 0
  • Mus 199 [4x]
Total in Music 78
* Six semesters of applied music are required, culminating in a Junior Recital. One credit is given for each semester of applied music, except for the recital semester, which is two credits.
** Voice majors must take applied piano. All other majors may take applied voice may replace 2 credits with Mus 121B/122B).
*** If proficient in piano, substitute 410 Alpha or secondary performance area.
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Instrumental Music

At the completion of this program, the student is prepared to teach instrumental music (band, orchestra) in grades 7 through 12. Coursework includes performance on a major instrument, methods classes on all band and orchestra instruments, music theory, music history, and student teaching.

Music Requirements

The degree requirements posted here are effective Fall 2012. Students who declared the major before this date may have slightly different requirements. Students are advised to meet with a major advisor regarding the specific requirements that apply to them.

Course Credits
Theory and Aural Training 12
  • 281-2, 283-4, 285-6, 287-8
Music History 6
  • 265, 266
Applied Music * 8
  • 232_ [4 times] (4 credits)
  • 332_ [2 times] (4 credits) (includes junior recital)
Secondary Instruments ** 4
  • 125-6, 225-6
Large Ensembles 7
Choose from
  • 416 Symphony Orchestra
  • 419B Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • 419C Symphonic Band
  • 419D Concert Band
  • 419E Marching Band
Choral Ensembles 2
Choose two from
  • 114 University Chorus (1 credit)
  • 410C Chamber Singers (1 credit)
  • 414 Concert Choir (1 credit)
Small Ensembles 2
  • 410_
Instrumental Techniques 8
  • 151 String Techniques
  • 153 Woodwind Techniques
  • 155 Percussion Techniques
  • 156 Brass Techniques
Conducting 3
  • 325 Conducting (1 credit)
  • 326 Conducting (2 credits)
Advanced Courses 6
  • 381/382/383 Advanced Music Theory (3 credits)
  • 46_ Music Literature (3 credits)
Music Education 19
  • 250 Intro to Music Education (1 credit)
  • 354 & 354L Music: Elementary School (3 + 1 credits)
  • 355 & 355L Music: Secondary Instrumental (3 + 1 credits)
  • 356 & 356L Music: Secondary Choral (3 + 1 credits)
  • 450 Music Technology (3 credits)
  • 454 Music in Special Education (3 credits)
Recital Attendance 0
  • Mus 199 [4 times]
Total in Music 77
* Six semesters of applied music are required, culminating in a Junior Recital. One credit is given for each semester of applied music, except for the recital semester, which is two credits.
** If proficient in piano, substitute other applied class or applied music with advisor approval.
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