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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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 Program Learner Outcomes


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

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) apply music theory knowledge and aural skills to the analysis and interpretation of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature) acquire and apply historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and utilize research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) develop foundational technique in order to 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 requirements of the Secondary Education Major.

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), General Music (K-12), and Instrumental Music (K-12) as established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  Prior to student teaching, MUS 323 or MUS 325, MUS 329, MUS 341, and MUS 342 must be completed. 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.

Applied Music - Credits: 12


Individual Instruction - Credits: (11)


Conducting - Credits: 6


Total Core Credits: 53


Primary Ensembles - Credits: 22


Primary Ensembles (22) must correspond to the student’s primary applied area.

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  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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