Music - Secondary Education Licensure, BS


Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree provides students with the training needed to be successful as Music teachers. The program is specifically directed at secondary education, and fulfills requirements for secondary teaching licensure in the state of Utah. It also prepares students for a variety of other teaching and general music-related opportunities.


Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Dixie State University customarily leading to licensure have been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in Utah as well as to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Utah. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Requirement may vary state to state and may change at any time. Students who intend to use their DSU degree to secure licensure in any state other than Utah will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select your program, or speak to the director of your program.


Program Curriculum

128-132 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
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

Admission Requirements for Secondary Education Program

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

  • USBE 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 Preparatory Requirements

HIST 1700American History (AI)3
or POLS 1100 American Government (AI)
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC)
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
or MUSC 1700 Intro to Music Education
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL (SS, GC, ALCI)3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms (Must be taken within the last 5 years)3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Secondary Education Program Professional Requirements

Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas (ALPP)2
SCED 4100Curriculum and Instruction3
SCED 4200Secondary Assessment2
SCED 4600Classroom Management (ALPP)3
SCED 4300Practicum Seminar3
MUSC 4700Choral Music Methods3
or MUSC 4710 Instrumental Music Methods
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Capstone3

Music Requirements

Music Core Courses
Complete a minimum of four (4) semesters:
MUSC 1000RConcert Attendance0
Complete all of the following:
MUSC 1001First Year Experience: Music2
MUSC 1110Music Theory I (Prerequisites: MUSC 1100 or grade C or higher on the Music Department theory test) 13
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 4880Music Education Recital1
Take any two (2) of the following:
MUSC 3630Music History & Literature I3
MUSC 3640Music History & Literature II3
MUSC 3650Music History and Literature III3
Music Education Requirement
MUSC 3222Choral Conducting 22
or MUSC 3380 Instrumental Conducting
Complete 11 credits of MUSC Electives from the following:
MUSC 1020Popular Music in America (FA)3
MUSC 1050Introduction to World Music (FA)3
MUSC 1236Survey of Jazz History (FA)3
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 22
MUSC 3380Instrumental Conducting 22
MUSC 3390RElectro-Acoustic Ensemble1
MUSC 3540Form and Analysis3
MUSC 3710Elementary Music Methods3
MUSC 3715Elementary Music Education Practicum1
MUSC 3861Diction for Singers I2
MUSC 3862Diction for Singers II2
MUSC 4538Orchestration3
MUSC 4600Music Rehearsal Techniques3
MUSC 4630String Pedagogy2
MUSC 4635Wind Band Literature2
MUSC 4640Percussion Pedagogy & Literature2
MUSC 4661Vocal Pedagogy2
Private Lessons
Complete four (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 three (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
Ensembles
Complete seven (7) credits in the following large ensembles:
MUSC 3250RConcert Choir1
MUSC 3310RSymphonic Band1
MUSC 3350RSymphony Orchestra1
Complete two (2) credits in the following small ensembles:
MUSC 3270RChamber Singers1
MUSC 3360RChamber Orchestra1
MUSC 3370RGuitar Ensemble1
MUSC 4430RString Chamber Music1
MUSC 4431RWoodwind Chamber Music1
MUSC 4432RBrass Chamber Music1
MUSC 4433RPiano Ensemble1
MUSC 4485RPercussion Ensemble1
Piano Proficiency 3

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.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 128-132 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. USBE 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 1001 First Year Experience: Music 2
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Ear Training & Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 2150R Group Piano Instruction III (Prerequisite: MUSC 1150R or 1160R, or Music Placement Score) 1
MUSC 18XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L)Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Ensemble (S) Small Ensemble (See Catalog) 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
General Education (Mathematics -MATH 1030 Recommended) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MUSC 1000R Concert Attendance 0
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSC 1700
Intro to Music Education
or Foundations/Intro to Education
3
MUSC 2160R Group Piano Instruction IV (Prerequisite: MUSC 1150R or 1160R or 2150R, or Music Placement Score) 1
MUSC 18XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Ensemble (S) Small Ensemble (See Catalog) 1
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts (non-MUSC)) 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
MUSC 28XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (SS, GC, ALCI) (GLOCUP) 3
HIST 1700
American History (AI)
or American Government (AI)
3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences Lab) 1
 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
MUSC 28XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
PSY 1010
General Psychology (SS, GC)
or Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
 Hours17
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MUSC 3630 Music History & Literature I 3
MUSC 38XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Elective (Any Non-Core Music Elective(s)) 6
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms (Must be taken within the last 5 years) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MUSC 3640
Music History & Literature II
or Music History and Literature III
3
MUSC 4700
Choral Music Methods
or Instrumental Music Methods
3
MUSC 38XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC Elective (Any Non-Core Music Elective(s)) 5
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
MUSC 48XX Private Lesson 1
MUSC Ensemble (L) Large Ensemble (Band, Choir, Orchestra) 1
MUSC 4880 Music Education Recital 1
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas (ALPP) 2
SCED 4100 Curriculum and Instruction 3
SCED 4200 Secondary Assessment 2
SCED 4300 Practicum Seminar 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management (ALPP) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Capstone 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours130

BS Music Education Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Analyze and evaluate the elements, forms, and processes in music.

2. Describe, categorize, and assess the major historical periods, composers, styles, and genres of music.

3. Develop and defend musical judgements, and self-assess their efforts.

4. Perform associated repertoire with technical proficiency and artistic expression on their instrument or voice.

5. Use collaboration and leadership skills in making music.

6. Apply pedagogical skills in their area by appropriately critiquing student work and designing an applicable learning strategy.

7. Analyze and evaluate school performance literature, method books, and teaching philosophies, and strategically design a school music program in terms of recruitment, curriculum, equity, and access.

8. Create and teach lessons and activities incorporating the Utah core music standards and informed by best practices in music pedagogy and technology, including effective classroom management, rehearsal techniques, and age/skill-appropriate assessments.