Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Music Education

(5 Year Program)

This program gives students a thorough training in the fundamentals of music with an emphasis on how it’s taught. Students who complete this degree typically go on to teach music in an elementary or secondary school setting. Other possible career tracks include teaching private lessons and graduate study in performance, conducting, or education.

Students must complete the required core music courses, music education method courses and one of three program options: K-12 Choral, K-12 Instrumental, or K-12 Composite. Those seeking the K-12 Composite must complete an additional four semesters (not semester hours) of applied lessons on secondary instrument and secondary ensemble. All, including transfer students, must participate in at least Chorale or Concert Band, as appropriate to their major area, each semester that they are enrolled on campus in their major area, with the exception of the semester of student teaching.

 

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

 

Degree available in Bismarck

 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform a variety of musical styles with technical and rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, intonation, musical interpretation, appropriate diction/articulation, and stylistic accuracy both as a solo and ensemble performer, in rehearsal and performance on their primary instrument. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, VI)

  2. Students will engage in historical, cultural, theoretical, and educational research in music by identifying and demonstrating ability to use appropriate resources. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, II, III, VI)

  3. Students will analyze and evaluate written music and musical performance, including aural and cognitive comprehension of harmonic, structural, stylistic, and compositional music concepts. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, II, III, VI )

  4. Students will engage in music as a profession through membership in professional organizations, and participation in professional activities. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, V, VI)

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the 10 InTASC standards. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I, II, III,VI)

Requirements

The following is required as part of general education:

MUSC 201 - World Music satisfies Group III-B

Chorale or Concert Band satisfies Group III-A

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.

Required Core Classes

MUSC 124Music Theory and Analysis II

3

MUSC 125Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 130Piano Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSC 131Piano Keyboard Skills II

1

MUSC 133Music Technology

2

MUSC 215Basic Conducting

2

MUSC 222Music Theory and Analysis III

3

MUSC 223Aural Skills III

1

MUSC 224Music Theory and Analysis IV

3

MUSC 225Aural Skills IV

1

MUSC 230NPiano Proficiency Exam

0

MUSC 326Music History and Literature I

3

MUSC 327Music History and Literature II

3

MUSC 489Performance Class

0

Applied Music

7

Primary Large Ensemble

7

Small Ensemble

1

Recital

1

Total Credit Hours:44

Methods Courses

MUSC 235Voice Methods

1

MUSC 236Woodwind Methods

1

MUSC 237Brass Methods

1

MUSC 238Percussion Methods

1

MUSC 239Strings Methods

1

Total Credit Hours:5

Must choose one option

Option I - K-12 Choral

MUSC 210Lyric Diction

2

MUSC 316Choral Conducting

2

MUSC 322Choral Arranging

2

ELED 390MElementary Music Methods

3

SEED 490MSecondary Choral Music Methods

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Option II - K-12 Instrumental

MUSC 315Instrumental Conducting

2

MUSC 323Instrumental Arranging

2

ELED 390MElementary Music Methods

3

SEED 390MSecondary Instrumental Music Methods

3

Total Credit Hours:10

Option III - K-12 Composite

MUSC 210Lyric Diction

2

 

MUSC 315Instrumental Conducting

2

Or

MUSC 316Choral Conducting

2

 

MUSC 322Choral Arranging

2

MUSC 323Instrumental Arranging

2

ELED 390MElementary Music Methods

3

SEED 390MSecondary Instrumental Music Methods

3

SEED 490MSecondary Choral Music Methods

3

Secondary Ensemble

4

Secondary Applied Music

2

Total Credit Hours:23

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 100-121