Bachelor of Science in Music Education with Secondary Education Licensure

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree has seven basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Secondary Education Program Requirements
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Music Education Requirements
  5. Music Private Lesson & Ensemble Requirements
  6. Secondary Education Program Admission and Professional Requirements
  7. Electives (if applicable): college-level courses from any prefix to meet graduation requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
Complete the following program prerequisite courses:
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
or MUSC 1700 Intro to Music Education
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
Discipline Core Requirements
Complete a minimum of four (4) semesters:
MUSC 1000RConcert Attendance0
Complete all of the following:
MUSC 1001FYE: Music1
MUSC 1110Music Theory I3
MUSC 1120Music Theory II3
MUSC 1130Ear Training & Sight Singing I1
MUSC 1140Ear Training/Sight Singing II1
MUSC 2110Music Theory III3
MUSC 2120Music Theory IV3
MUSC 2130Ear Training/Sight Singing III1
MUSC 2140Ear Training/Sight Singing IV1
MUSC 2350Fundamentals of Conducting2
MUSC 3630Music History & Literature I3
MUSC 3640Music History & Literature II3
MUSC 4890Senior Recital1
Music Education Requirements
MUSC 3222Choral Conducting 12
or MUSC 3380 Instrumental Conducting
Complete 11 credits from the following:
MUSC 1020Popular Music in America3
MUSC 1050Introduction to World Music3
MUSC 1236Survey of Jazz History3
MUSC 1300Instrumental Workshop1
MUSC 1730Vocal Study1
MUSC 1740Percussion Study1
MUSC 1750String Study1
MUSC 1760Brass Study1
MUSC 1770Woodwind Study1
MUSC 2180Introduction to Music Technology3
MUSC 3221Choral Literature2
MUSC 3222Choral Conducting 12
MUSC 3380Instrumental Conducting 12
MUSC 3390RElectro-Acoustic Ensemble1
MUSC 3540Form and Analysis3
MUSC 3710Elementary Music Methods3
MUSC 3861Diction for Singers I2
MUSC 3862Diction for Singers II2
MUSC 4538Orchestration3
MUSC 4630String Pedagogy2
MUSC 4635Wind Band Literature2
MUSC 4640Percussion Pedagogy & Literature2
MUSC 4661Vocal Pedagogy2
Private Lessons & Ensemble Requirements
Complete 4 credits from the following:
MUSC 1810RPrivate Lesson I Major: Vocal1
MUSC 1811RPrivate Lesson I Major: Piano1
MUSC 1812RPrivate Lesson I Major: Brass1
MUSC 1813RPrivate Lesson I Major: String1
MUSC 1814RPrvt Lesson I Major: Woodwind1
MUSC 1815RPrivate Lesson I Major: Guitar1
MUSC 1816RPrivate Lesson I Major: Organ1
MUSC 1821RPrvt Lesson I Major Percussion1
MUSC 2810RPrivate Lesson II Major: Vocal1
MUSC 2811RPrivate Lesson II Major: Piano1
MUSC 2812RPrivate Lesson II Major: Brass1
MUSC 2813RPrvt Lesson II Major: String1
MUSC 2814RPrvt Lesson II Major Woodwind1
MUSC 2815RPrvt Lesson II Major: Guitar1
MUSC 2816RPrivate Lesson II Major: Organ1
MUSC 2821RPrvtLesson II Major Percussion1
Complete 3 credits from the following:
MUSC 3810RPrvt Lesson III Major: Vocal1
MUSC 3811RPrvt Lesson III Major: Piano1
MUSC 3812RPrvt Lesson III Major:Brass1
MUSC 3813RPrvt Lesson III Major: String1
MUSC 3814RPrvt Lesson III Major:Woodwind1
MUSC 3815RPrvt Lesson III Major: Guitar1
MUSC 3816RPrvt Lesson III Major: Organ1
MUSC 3821RPrvt Lesson III Maj Percussion1
MUSC 4610RPrvt Lesson IV Major: Vocal1
MUSC 4611RPrvt Lesson IV Major: Piano1
MUSC 4612RPrvt Lesson IV: Brass1
MUSC 4613RPrvt Lesson IV: Strings1
MUSC 4614RPrvt Lesson IV Major:Woodwinds1
MUSC 4615RPrvt Lesson IV Major: Guitar1
MUSC 4616RPrvt Lesson IV Major: Organ1
MUSC 4621RPrvt Lesson IV Maj: Percussion1
Complete 7 credits from the following:
MUSC 3250RConcert Choir1
MUSC 3310RSymphony Band1
MUSC 3350RSymphony Orchestra1
Complete 2 credits from the following ensembles:
MUSC 3270RChamber Singers1
MUSC 3370RGuitar Ensemble1
MUSC 4430RString Chamber Music1
MUSC 4431RWoodwind Chamber Music1
MUSC 4432RBrass Chamber Music1
MUSC 4433RPiano Ensemble & Accompanying1
MUSC 4485RPercussion Ensemble1
Piano Proficiency 2
1

No course can be used to fulfill more than one requirement.  The conducting course not used to fulfill the 2-credit Music Education conducting requirement may be used in partial fulfillment of the 11-credit requirement.

2

Music majors are required to complete the Department's Piano Proficiency during the first two years of study. Completion of the Piano Proficiency is a prerequisite to Junior-level private lessons.  A placement exam is administered during the first week of classes each semester. Students enroll in group piano courses (MUSC 1150, 1160, 2150, and 2160) to fulfill the requirements. Once the proficiency is passed off students are not required to enroll in group piano. Enrolling in private lessons is not an acceptable solution to achieving proficiency. 

Notes:

  1. No more than 4 credits of private lessons may be transferred from another institution.
  2. No more than 4 credits of ensembles may be transferred from another institution.
  3. Each private lesson course may be repeated up to 2 credits.
  4. Each ensemble course may be repeated up to 8 credits.
  5. Students are limited to no more than 3 ensemble courses per semester.

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor

Secondary Education Program Professional Requirements

Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
MUSC 4600Music Rehearsal Techniques3
MUSC 4700Choral Music Methods3
or MUSC 4710 Instrumental Music Methods
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 125 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher required (not C-) in each Music core course, ensemble, and private lessons.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional courses required.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 1001 FYE: Music 1
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Ear Training & Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 1150R Group Piano Instruction I 1
MUSC 1700
Intro to Music Education
or Foundations/Intro to Education
3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MUSC 180X Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L)Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Ensemble (S) Small Ensemble (See Catalog) 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSC 1160R Group Piano Instruction II or General Education (Exploration) 1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MUSC 18XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Ensemble (S) Small Ensemble (See Catalog) 1
General Education (Mathematics -MATH 1030 Recommended) 3
 Hours17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130 Ear Training/Sight Singing III 1
MUSC 2350 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GLOCUP) 3
MUSC 28XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences Lab) 1
General Education (American Institutions - HIST 1700 or POLS 1100) 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 2120 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2140 Ear Training/Sight Singing IV 1
MUSC 3380
Instrumental Conducting
or Choral Conducting
2
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
MUSC 28XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences - PSY 1010, PSY 1100, or FSHD 1500) 3
 Hours17
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MUSC 3630 Music History & Literature I 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
MUSC 38XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Elective (Any Non-Core Music Elective(s)) 6
General Education (Literature/Humanities / GLOCUP) 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MUSC 3640 Music History & Literature II 3
MUSC 4890 Senior Recital 1
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
MUSC 48XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
General Education (Fine Arts (non-MUSC)) 3
MUSC Elective (Any Non-Core Music Elective(s)) 5
 Hours17
4th Year
Fall Semester
MUSC 4600 Music Rehearsal Techniques 3
MUSC 4700
Choral Music Methods
or Instrumental Music Methods
3
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
MUSC 48XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours128
1

See Catalog for Secondary Education Program requirements