Ensemble Requirements

Major in Music Education, B.S.
Certifiable for K-12 teaching

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66 credits in music as follows:
Core curriculum, 24 credits as follows: 115, 116, 121, 122; 211, 215, 216, 221, 222, 235, 236, 335.
Music Education courses: MUS 101, 114, 310, 315, 316, 367, 368, and 14 credits (7 semesters) of MUS 178/278/378/478; 6 credits in either MUS 141, 142 or 143; and 5 credits of MUS 259, 261, 263, 264, 267, 268.

Also required are 23 credits in Professional Education including: EDTE 315, EDSC 375, EDF 415, SPED 315, EDSC 420, EDSC 421 AND MUS 402.

Students in this program must take the following as part of their General Education requirements: HIST 261 or 262 in Study Area II, PSY 236 in Study Area III, PHYS 113 in Study Area IV, and ENG 110 in Skill Area I, and

NOTE: This major does not require a concentration.

Students enrolled in MUS 177 or 178 must pay an extra non-refundable fee of $300 or $400, respectively, each semester


Major in Music, B.A.

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Core curriculum, 24 credits as follows: Basic Musicianship, MUS 115, 116, 121, 122, 211, 215, 216, 221, 222, 235, 236, 335. Music Performance: credits of MUS 177 and / or 178; credits from MUS 141, 142 and 143 (see specializations for number of credits).

The following specializations are offered in the BA Program:
A. Specialization in Performance
B. Specialization in Theory and Composition
C. Specialization in Jazz Studies
D. General Studies


The Professional Program and Student Teaching - B.S. in Music Education

The Professional Education Program is the final stage of the undergraduate certification program in music education, culminating with the student teaching semester. It is a program of courses, including student teaching, which will qualify you to be certified to teach music in the public schools. The Department of Teacher Education has materials describing the certification program and the prerequisites for acceptance into the Professional Program.

The Professional Program Courses are: EDTE 315, EDSC 375, EDF 415 or 400, SPED
315, EDSC 420, EDSC 421, MUS 402.

Requirements for the Professional Program - to be completed before making application:

1. Pass the Connecticut PRAXIS I Exam. (Applications available in Barnard Hall). You may have this requirement waived if your SAT scores totaled 1,100 or above (but you still must apply for the waiver!).
2. Successfully pass all parts of the Sophomore Review.
3. Earn a minimum of a 2.7 GPA.
4. Complete at least 60% of the Piano Proficiency exam.

Time Frame for Professional Program.
You are encouraged to carefully watch dates and deadlines for applying to the Professional Program. In the past, students have had to delay their student teaching and graduation because they missed the deadlines for applying to the professional program.

Apply to the Professional Program 3 semesters before you plan to student teach.

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