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Music Education Emphasis (Vocal)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Education includes 38 hours of General Education Requirements, the 40-hour Music Core, an additional 21 hours of music and professional music education coursework, and 37 hours of courses within the Department of Education, for a total of 136 credit hours. The course of study integrates music and professional education courses to develop a superior music teacher, certified to teach at all levels P-12 (Class B Professional Teacher’s Certificate) with emphasis in either vocal or instrumental music. Students must demonstrate throughout their course of study competencies in both performance and teaching. Because of the demands of this program, there is little opportunity to elect courses other than those required and outlined below.

Music Core Hours Comments
MUA 2_1 — Studio Instruction in ____  6
  • At least four semesters (x 1.5 cr) at the 200 level.
  • Performance jury to be admitted to 400 level.
MUA 4_1 — Private Lessons  1.5 
MUA 498 — Senior Recital  1.5 
MUA 3xx — Ensembles 
  • Must be on student's primary instrument.
  • At least half must be conducted ensembles.
  • At least one credit must be chamber ensemble.
MU 100 — Intro to Music Literature  Included in GER 
MU 106 — Intro to Music Technology 
MU 201 — Music Theory I  Pre-req:  Placement Exam or MU 108 
MU 203 — Musicianship Skills I 
MU 202 — Music Theory II  Pre-req:  MU 201 
MU 204 — Musicianship Skills II  Pre-req:  MU 203 
MU 301 — Music Theory III  Pre-req:  MU 202 
MU 303 — Musicianship Skills III  Pre-req:  MU 204 
MU 311 — Music History I  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 312 — Music History II  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 325 — Conducting  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 199 — Concert Attendance 
  • P/F - Must PASS this course at least seven times before graduation.
  • Transfer students must pass each semester that are in residence at UAH, up to maximum of 7 times. 
TOTAL MUSIC CORE  40 

Music Education Emphasis Hours Comments
MUA 131 – Secondary Instrument – Piano
MUA 131 – Secondary Instrument – Piano
MUA 131 – Secondary Instrument – Piano 
MUA 140, 141, or 151 — Sec. Instrument – String 
MU 322 — Secondary Instrument – Diction  Pre-req:  MUA 111 or MUA 211
MUE 321 — Sec. Instrument – Band Observation 
MU 302 — Music Theory IV (Modern Materials)  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 401 — Form & Analysis  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 416 — Orchestration  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 425 — Advanced Conducting  Pre-req:  MU 325 
MUE 328 — Teaching General Music  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MUE 428 — Choral Methods/Secondary  Pre-req:  MU 425
Piano Proficiency Exam 
TOTAL MUSIC EDUCATION EMPHASIS  21

Education Courses Hours Comments
ED 301 — Intro to Education Block 1 
ED 305 — Foundations of Education  Block 1 
ED 308 — Educational Psychology  Block 1 
ED 309 — Classroom & Behavior Mgmt Block 2 
EDC 301 — Tching the Exceptional Child  Block 2 
EDC 311 — Instructional Strategies  Block 2 
ED 430 — Applied Multiculturalism  Block 2 
ED 408 — Teaching Reading in Content  Block 3/4 (Fall) 
ED 410 — Foundations of Ed Evaluation  Block 3/4 (Spring) 
ED 499 — P-12 Internship (Music)  12  Student Teaching 
TOTAL EDUCATION  37 

General Education Requirements Hours Comments
Area I – English Composition (6 hours)
EH 101 3
EH 102 3
Area II – Literature (3-6 hours), Fine Arts (3 hours), Humanities & Fine Arts (6 hours)
Literature Sequence One (3 hours) – EH 205, EH 240, EH 250
EH 3
Literature Sequence Two (0-3 hours) – EH 206, EH 230, EH 241, EH 251
EH 0-3
Fine Arts (3 hrs.) — ARH 100, ARH 101, ARS 160, CM 122, MU 100
MU 100 (included in major) (3) Included in Major
Humanities and Fine Arts (3-6 hours)
CM 113  3
FL 200, FL 204, PHL 101, PHL 201, PHL 202, ARS 160, ARH 100, ARH 101, CM 122, MU 100, WS 200 0-3
Area III – Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours)
Math (3 hours) – Level I – MA 117, 119, 143; Level II – MA 121; Level III – MA 171
MA 3
Natural Science (8 hours) – AST 106, 107; BYS 119, 120; CH 101/105, 113, 121/125, 123/126; ES 102; PH 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 111/114, 112/115
4
4
Area IV – History (3-6 hours) and Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hours)
History (3-6 hours)
HY 103 3
HY 104 0-3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hours) - PSC 101, 102, 260; SOC 100, 200; PY 101, 201; ECN 142, 143, 239
3
3
3

TOTAL GER

38


Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 128 total credits
  • Minimum of 39 upper-level credits (300 or above)
  • Minimum of 12 upper-level credits at UAH (6 in the major and 6 in the minor)
  • At least 25% of total degree requirements at UAH
  • At least 12 of the last 18 credits at UAH
  • 2.5 GPA in Music, 2.75 GPA in Education, and 2.5 overall GPA