Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major BM, Choral Music Specialization


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Choral Music and General Music Endorsements

Students taking this major must apply and be fully admitted to the Teacher Certification Program through the College of Education and Professional Studies.  In addition to the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Music: Music Education Major, students must also successfully complete the Professional Education Program housed in the School of Education.

All students majoring in music education will be reviewed and counseled by the Music Education Committee at the end of the sophomore year. The purpose of these reviews is to assist the student in developing all the skills necessary to be an effective music educator.

In order to receive departmental approval to student teach, the student must receive a satisfactory evaluation in all areas of music study. All music education majors must pass the required piano proficiency examination prior to application for student teaching.

This major satisfies the requirements for the Washington Residency Teacher Certificate with endorsements in Choral Music (K-12) and General Music (K-12) as established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). To qualify for student teaching, the following courses must be completed: MUS 323, MUS 329, MUS 341, and MUS 342. Students completing the program requirements (including passing the edTPA during student teaching and the WEST-E in each endorsement area) will be recommended to OSPI for certification.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) demonstrate music theory knowledge and aural skills sufficient to analyze and interpret a substantial body of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature)  demonstrate historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and the research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works on a primary instrument or voice sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS4 (Collaborative Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works through collaboration in musical ensembles sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS5 (Specialized Music Study) exhibit competencies specific to their major, including advanced performance skills, pedagogical skills, composition and improvisation skills, and/or the competencies for teacher certification.
  • MUS6 (Musical Disposition) engage as active participants in the musical community of the university and region through event attendance, performance, teaching, creative and/or service activity.

Music Education, BM, Core Requirements


Choral Music, General Music, and Instrumental Music Endorsements

Students taking this major must apply and be fully admitted to the Teacher Certification Program through the College of Education and Professional Studies. In addition to the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Music: Music Education Major, students must also successfully complete the Professional Education Program housed in the School of Education.

All students majoring in music education will be reviewed and counseled by the Music Education Committee at the end of the sophomore year. The purpose of these reviews is to assist the student in developing all the skills necessary to be an effective musiceducator.

In order to receive departmental approval to student teach, the student must receive a satisfactory evaluation in all areas of musicstudy. All music education majors must pass the required piano proficiency examination prior to application for student teaching.

This major satisfies the requirements for the Washington Residency Teacher Certificate with endorsements in Choral Music (K-12), General Music (K-12), and Instrumental Music (K-12) as established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). To qualify for student teaching, the following courses must be completed: MUS 323, MUS 325, MUS 329, MUS 341, and MUS 342. Students completing the program requirements (including passing the edTPA during student teaching and the WEST-E in each endorsement area) will be recommended to OSPI for certification.

Program Requirement
All music majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each music course required for their respective degree.

Music Theory - Credits: 21


Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3


A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Ensembles - Credits: 22


  • Only the following are designated as large ensembles: Wind Ensemble, MUS 266/466; Choir, MUS 267/467; Chamber Choir, MUS 268/468; Symphonic Winds MUS 269/469; Orchestra, MUS 277/477; Marching and Concert Band, MUS 287/487 (fall quarter only); Symphonic Band, MUS 288/488. Enrollment in either Women’s Choir (MUS 211/411) or Men’s Choir (MUS 228/428) can be substituted for enrollment in a choral large ensemble for a maximum of three quarters.

Applied Music - Credits: 11


  • Individual Instruction - Credits (11) MUS 164, 264, and 364 (at least 2 credits of 364 are required)

Conducting - Credits: 6


Total Core Credits: 75


Upper-Division Music Theory Credits: 3


Choose one course from the following:

Choral Music Total Credits: 91


Professional Education Program Credits: 50


Professional Education Program  

Total Credits: 141


College and Department Information


Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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