2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education (B.A.S.)


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Major Requirements


The major in Music education is intended to prepare students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades PK-12.  Students must audition to be accepted into the department and fulfill requirements for acceptance into the Music Education major.

Music Education majors complete the required credits in the university core and 80 credits in their major to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students are required to complete the following courses:

Ensembles:


Music Education majors are required to participate in at least one of the following performing ensemble for 0 to 1 credit each semester.  At least 6 MSP credits are necessary to fulfill degree requirements.

Additional Requirement:


In addition, students will be required to pass comprehensive examinations in music history and theory, and proficiency exams in ear training, piano and guitar prior to student teaching.

Music Education Methods Courses


These courses are designed to provide students studying for the teaching profession with an understanding and functional level of playing instruments as well as a study of voice.  Observation and practice of pedagogical methods in K-12 schools are integral to the instrumental/vocal methods curriculum.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Music Education (B.A.S.)
 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
MSC211: Theory I  (3 credits)
X
 
MSI Individual Lesson (1 credit)
X
X
MSP Performing Ensemble (1 credit)
X
X
MSC 100-level Methods Course (1 credit)
X
X
MSC 100-level Methods Course (1 credit)
X
X
EDC120: Intro. to Race and Inequity in American Education (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
MSC212: Theory II (3 credits)
 
X
MSC220: History of Music through 1750 (3 credits) or
MSC221: Bach to Rock: Music from 1750 to the Present (3 credits)
(one Spring Year 1, one Spring Year 3)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
MSC 100-level Methods Course (1 credit)
X
 
MSC300: Theory III (3 credits)
X
 
MSI Individual Lesson (1 credit)
X
X
MSP Performing Ensemble (0 credit)
X
X
MSC 200-level Methods Course (2 credits)
X
X
SED211: Intro. to the Char. of Students with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
X
 
SCD298: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I (1 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
MSC301: Analysis (3 credits)
 
X
SCD220: Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning (4 credits)
 
X
SCD299: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society II (1 credit)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
MSI Individual Lesson (1 credit)
X
X
MSP Performing Ensemble (1 credit)
X
X
MSC 200-level Methods Course (2 credits)
X
 
SCD212: Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
MSC220: History of Music through 1750 (3 credits) or
MSC221: Bach to Rock: Music from 1750 to the Present (3 credits)
(one Spring Year 1, one Spring Year 3)
 
X
MSC405: Conducting (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
MSI Individual Lesson (1 credit)
X
X
MSP Performing Ensemble (1 credit)
X
X
MSC440: Practicum in Secondary Education (3 credits)
X
 
MSC490: Capstone (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
 
MSC432: Student Teaching Seminar 1 (credits) &
MSC441: Secondary Student Teaching (12 credits)
 
X
MSC400: Major Recital (0 credit)
 
X

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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