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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education - Major (Bachelor of Music)


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Music education majors at Nazareth College qualify for birth-12 certification in music from the New York State Department of Education. As a state certification requirement, students complete professional courses in instrumental, choral, and general music methods. The student teaching experience serves as the capstone for this program. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teacher placement. To earn teacher certification, students must complete all professional courses (as defined in the department handbook) with a grade of C or higher, and must pass the New York State teacher certification exams. The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education requires the following minimum credits for degree completion:

  • Choral emphasis - 121.5 credits
  • Instrumental Band emphasis - 122 credits
  • Instrumental String emphasis - 122.5 credits

Requirements for New York Initial Teacher Certification
All teacher candidates must successfully complete the following to meet the requirements for New York teacher certification:

  • Academic and education program with a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • All education course work with a grade of C or higher
  • New York State teacher certification examinations 

All students in a first time certification program requiring student teaching must successfully complete the following requirements to obtain New York State Teacher Certification:

  1. Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA);
  2. Educating All Students Test (EAS); and
  3. Content Specialty Test(s) (CST).

See www.naz.edu/education/teacher-certification/ for details, suggested timelines for these exams and costs.

Teacher candidates use the NYS TEACH system to apply for Initial certification(s) and need to pay the fees in effect at the time they apply. New York requires all teacher candidates to have fingerprint/background check on file with TEACH and pass all appropriate New York State Teacher Certification Examinations www.nystce.nesinc.com. New York State Education Department maintains a website with certification requirements: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

During a teacher candidate’s final semester information on the application process will be sent via email. Additional support may be obtained by contacting the Nazareth College Teacher Certification Office at 389-2592 or 2591 or e-mail tcert@naz.edu, www.naz.edu/education/teacher-certification


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Through advocacy, demonstrate a commitment to the tenets of the music education profession.
  2. Demonstrate effort and competence as an artist-musician, pedagogue, scholar, and emerging professional.
  3. Through the completion of the methods course sequence and the professional semester, cultivate and reflect upon one’s own understanding of effective teaching strategies for the music classroom. Show consistent development as an emerging professional, planner, facilitator, evaluator and music specialist.
  4. Apply knowledge from Core courses, music courses, applied lessons, and ensemble experiences to effective music teaching and learning environments.
  5. Exercise flexibility, a willingness to learn, and a consistent positive attitude toward music education.
  6. Writing and Discussion - in writing and discussion, the ability to incorporate both state and national standards into successful, developmentally appropriate music teaching.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Bachelor of Music Core


All students in the Department of Music must take:

  • MUX 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0 (4 semesters)
  • MUX 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP 1_ - Weekly, one hour private lessons (8 semesters)
  • ENS 0_ - Major Ensemble  (8 semesters; 7 semesters Instrumental in Music Education)
  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following (in addition to the courses listed above):

Music Education Major Required Courses


In addition to the requirements listed above, all Music Education students take the following courses:

Foreign Language Requirement


  • Students must complete three credits in a Modern Foreign Language.

Upper Division Music Electives


Elective Requirements by Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition - complete three upper division music electives
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice) - complete one upper division music electives in Music Theory and one upper division elective in Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Piano, Instrumental) - complete four upper division music electives; at least one must be in Music Theory and one must be in Music History

Music Senior Experience


The culminating senior course for the BM in Music Education is the Senior Recital, an experiential learning course engaging students in demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the study of applied musisc, music history, music theory and the liberal arts.

  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0

Sample Program for Music Education


SAMPLE PROGRAM - BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION: CHORAL
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUX 099 Music Department Orientation   0 PEQ (2) 3
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 MUS 124 Music Theory II   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 MUS 126 Aural Skills II   1
MED 101 Orientation to Music Education    .5 MUS 243 Diction I   1
MED 105 Brass Techniques I   1 MED 102 Introduction to Music Education    1
MUS 123 Music Theory I      3 MED 102L Guitar Methods for Music Education   0
MUS 125 Aural Skills I   1 MUG 132 Piano Class II   1
MUG 131 Piano Class I   1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons  1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5
MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (3) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Foreign Language (lab may be required) 3 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
Health & Wellness 0 MUS 212 The History of Western Music II: 1600 To the Late Nineteenth Century   3
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 MUS 224 Music Theory IV   3
MUS 211 The History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1600        3 MUS 226 Aural Skills IV   1
MUS 223 Music Theory III   3 MUS 272 Introduction to Conducting   1
MUS 225 Aural Skills III   1 MED 208 Psychological Foundations of Education  (IS-1) 3
MUS 244 Diction II   1 MUG 232 Piano Class IV   1
MED 205 String Techniques I   1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
MUG 231 Piano Class III   1 MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5
MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0 MUX 226 Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam    0
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5 MUX 232 Keyboard Proficiency Exam   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (5) 3 PEQ (6) MUS.Q 104 Introduction to World Music   3
MUS 317 The History of Western Music III: Music Since 1900   3 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education  (IS-2) 3
MUS 371 Choral Conducting    2 EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop    0
MUS 371L Choral Conducting Lab Ensemble   0 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
MED 103 Percussion Techniques I   1 MUS 441 Vocal Pedagogy I   3
MED 299 Orientation to the Professional Semester   0 MED 203 Woodwind Techniques I   1
MED 301 Secondary Music Education Methods   3 MED 302 Elementary Music Education Methods  (EL) 3
MUG 333 Keyboard Score Reading   1 MED 374 Choral Techniques and Literature   2
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0 MUP 096 Vocal Studio   0
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MED 401 Special Education Methods     3 PEQ (7) Science with Lab 4
MED 403 Seminar in School Music   2 PEQ (8) 3
MED 465 Student Teaching   6 IS - 3 3
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5 Upper Division Music Elective 3
    ENS __ Major Ensemble .5
    MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
    MUX 49_ Senior Recital/Project (Experiential Learning) 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 12.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5

 

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