Sample Degree Plan | Instrumental 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
ENG 1111 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Elective1 3
MUS 160 Functional Piano (1)
Total 16
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 2334 Class Instruments: Percussion 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 232A Class Instruments: Woodwinds I 1
MUS 234A Class Instruments: Strings I 1
MUS 275 Sophomore Practicum in
Music Education
1
EDP 2011 Human Development and Learning in
Social and Educational Contexts
3
Elective1 3
MUS 260 Functional Piano (1)
Total 16
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 111 Lab Band 1
MUS 2211 Music Technologies 3
MUS 222 Music Education Technology Pedagogy 1
MUS 232B Class Instruments: Woodwinds II 1
MUS 234B Class Instruments: Strings II 1
EDL 2041 Sociocultural Foundations in Education 3
MUS 261 Functional Piano (1)
Total 17
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 231 Class Instruments: Brass 1
MUS 352 Conducting I 2
MUS 3585 Marching Band Techniques 2
Elective1 3
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 342 Applied Music 2
Music Ensemble 1
MUS 111 Lab Band 1
MUS 354 Conducting II 2
MUS 3456 General Music Teaching Techniques —
Early Childhood and Elementary
1
MUS 359 Instrumental Methods —
Elementary and Secondary
4
Choral Ensemble or Lab Choir 1
MP2 Thematic Sequence Elective 3
Total 18
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: 128

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
4Percussion majors substitute one-hour music elective course for MUS 233.
5String instrument majors substitute MUS 433 String Instrument Pedagogy (1) for MUS 358. Guitar instrument majors substitute MUS 454 Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy (2) for MUS 358.
6Instrumental majors typically register for MUS 345 (which consists of the first seven weeks of MUS 355). Instrumental track students who plan to student teach in elementary general music must take MUS 355. It is recommended that instrumental track students also take MUS 356 Secondary General Music.

Seven semesters of recital attendance (MUS 140).
One semester of chamber music experience (MUS 139).

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

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

Large ensemble requirement: Enroll in a large instrumental ensemble, in one’s primary performance medium, each semester except semester of student teaching: Marching Band (MUS 100E), Symphony Band (MUS 100F), University Orchestra (MUS 100C), and Wind Ensemble (MUS 100G). Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through participation in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitar majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

In addition, instrumental music education students must participate in a major choral ensemble for one semester (selected from Collegiate Chorale, MUS 100A; Choraliers, MUS 100D; Chamber Singers, MUS 100Q; and Men’s Glee Club, MUS 100B.) In the event that a student is not selected for one of these ensembles by audition, Lab Choir, MUS 112, will be approved as a course substitution.

Performance requirement: Half recital in senior year (no credit) while registered for 400 level applied music.

Marching band requirement: Wind and percussion majors must participate two semesters.

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 352, 354, 358 (except for stringed instrument and guitar majors), and 359.

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.