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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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.

Music Education, BM, Core Requirements

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: MUS 267-467 (Choir), MUS 268-468 (Chamber Choir), MUS 266-466 (Wind Ensemble), MUS 277-477 (Orchestra), MUS 287-487 (marching and concert band-fall quarter only), and MUS 288-488 (Symphonic Band).

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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