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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education - Major

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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.  (Currently, 41 states participate with New York in an Interstate Reciprocity Agreement that recognizes New York State Certification as a legitimate teaching credential within their states.)  As a state certification requirement students complete professional courses in instrumental, choral, and general music methods.  In addition to a Music Senior Experience, the Student Teaching Experience serves as the capstone for this program.  A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.7 is required for student teacher placement.  To earn Teacher Certification, students must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher, and must successfully pass the New York State Teacher Certification Exams.  The Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education requires a minimum of 136 credits.   

Music Core

All students in the Music Department must take:
  • Minimum 9 credits in upper division Music Theory or History and Literature courses (300 or 400 level)
  • Hour private lessons (MUP 1_) - 8 Semesters
  • Choir, Band, or Orchestra (ENS 08_) - 8 Semesters (7 semesters for Music Education students)
  • MUS 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0
  • MUS 099 - Freshman Orientation Credits: 0 (6 noon sessions)
As well as:

Bachelor of Music Core

In addition to the Music Core listed above, students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following:

Required Courses for Music Education - Major

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

  • Foreign Language Credits:6

Performance Electives

  • Choir, band, orchestra, jazz band, jazz choir, opera workshop, chamber ensembles (ENS 0__)
  • Secondary lessons (MUP 2_)

Music Senior Experience

The Music Senior Experience allows the student an opportunity to integrate their academic and performance training in music with the broad-based liberal arts curriculum of Nazareth College. It includes a publicly performed senior recital/project and a written component that reflects upon the integration of music and the liberal arts tradition.

Sample Program for Music Education

Summer After Freshman Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6

Summer After Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I  Credits: 3

Junior Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Upper Division Music History Credits: 3
  • Major Performance Credits: 2
  • Major Ensembles Credits: 1

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Major Performance Credits: 2
  • Major Ensemble Credits: .5
  • Upper Division Music Elective Credits: 3

As well as:

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