Sample Degree Plan | Choral/General Music Education

First Year: Semester 1
Course Title Credits
MUS 101 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 142 Applied Music 2
MUS 151 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 175 Introduction to Music Education 3
MUS 235 Lyric Diction 2
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 18
First Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 102 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 142 Applied Music 2
MUS 152 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 1851 Diverse Worlds of Music 3
MUS 218 Beginning Guitar 1
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 161 Functional Piano (1)
Total 17
Second Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 201 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 242 Applied Music 2
MUS 251 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 275 Sophomore Practicum in
Music Education
1
EDP 2011 Human Development and Learning in
Social and Educational Contexts
3
-- Elective1 3
-- Elective1 3
MUS 260 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 17
Second Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 202 Theory of Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 242 Applied Music 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 252 Sightsinging and Dictation 1
MUS 112 Lab Choir 0
MUS 2211 Music Technologies 3
MUS 249 Class Instruments: World
Percussion/Guitar
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
1
EDL 2041 Sociocultural Foundations in Education 3
MUS 261 Functional Piano (1)
-- Total 13-14
Third Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 2111 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 342 Applied Music 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 351 Choral Techniques 2
MUS 352 Conducting I 2
MUS 356 Secondary General Music Techniques 2
MUS 456 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 17
Third Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 212 History of Western Music 3
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 112 Lab Choir 0
MUS 249 Class Instruments: World
Percussion/Guitar
(even-numbered Spring semesters)
1
MUS 342 Applied Music 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 354 Conducting II 2
MUS 355 General Music Teaching Techniques -
Early Childhood and Elementary
3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Total 14-15
Fourth Year: Semester I
Course Title Credits
MUS 140 Recital Attendance Requirement 0
MUS 442 Applied Music 2
-- Music Ensemble 1
MUS 4753 Senior Practicum in Music Education 3
EDP 256 Inclusion of Children and Youth
with Exceptionalities
3
MUS 226 Improving Reading Through the
Music Content Area
3
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
-- Senior Half Recital (no registration)
-- Total 15
Fourth Year: Semester II
Course Title Credits
MUS 419 Supervised Teaching in Music 12
-- Total 12
-- Total Hours: 124

Additional hours may be required by thematic sequence prerequisites.

Functional Piano is listed for advising only. Requirement may be fulfilled by proficiency examination.


1Global Miami Plan Foundation Course/Advanced Writing Course/Intercultural Perspectives Requirement
2Miami Plan Thematic Sequence Course
3Miami Plan Capstone Course
4Instrumental methods requirement: Enroll in one instrumental methods course. Choose from MUS 231 Class Instruments (Brass) (1); MUS 232A Class Instruments (Woodwinds I) (1); MUS 232B Class Instruments (Woodwinds II) (1); MUS 234A Class Instruments (Strings I) (1); MUS 234B Class Instruments (Strings II) (1).

Functional piano requirement: Completion of MUS 261 or proficiency examination required.

Major instrument requirement: Guitar: MUS 454 Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy (2)

Minor applied requirement: An applied major in piano, guitar, or band/orchestral instrument is required to take four hours of class or private voice in addition to major applied study.

Seven semesters of recital attendance (MUS 140).

One semester of chamber music experience (MUS 139).

Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large choral ensemble each semester except semester of student teaching. Large choral ensembles are Collegiate Chorale (MUS 100A), Choraliers (MUS 100D), Chamber Singers (MUS 100Q), and Men's Glee Club (MUS 100B). When meeting this requirement, students must complete at least 2 semesters in a mixed (SATB) ensemble [i.e., Collegiate Chorale (MUS 100A) or Chamber Singers (MUS 100Q)].

Piano or guitar majors must enroll as a singer in choral ensembles at least 3 semesters.

Performance requirement: Half recital in senior year (no credit).

Background Check and Fingerprint are required once a year for all music education majors.

Admission to sophomore courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).
Admission to junior courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).
Admission to student teaching contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25, minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester), an ACT composite score of 21 or better or total SAT score of 930 or better; completion of the functional piano requirement; and completion of MUS 351, 352, 354, 355, and 356.

Teacher licensure in Ohio and most other states requires completion of a baccalaureate teacher licensure program and passing a licensure examination. One semester before the semester you are to graduate, take licensure examination (OAE Music/032) and apply for licensure. All costs are the responsibility of the applicant. Details are available in 202 McGuffey Hall.

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled – please refer to the General Bulletin.