Music Education Course Plan

Catalog Year 2020-2021

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Theory 1 (MUSI 121) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 1 (MUSI 131) 1 credits
Music in World Cultures (MUSI 130) 2 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
General Psychology (PSYC 150) 3 credits
I Believe (THEO 101) 3 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 18 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 2 (MUSI 122) 3 credits
Sight Singing/Ear Training 2 (MUSI 132) 1 credits
Introduction to Music Technology (MUSI 180 ) 2 credits
Foundations of Music Education (MUSI 190) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
I Believe (THEO 102) 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 35 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Teaching, Schooling, and Learning (EDUC 260) 4 credits
Theory 3 (MUSI 221) 4 credits
Music Techniques Instrumental 1 (MUSI 270) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
Intro to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine ARTS Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 53 credits

Spring Semester

Theory 4 (MUSI 222) 4 credits
Basic Conducting (MUSI 200) 1.5 credits
Lifespan Human Development (PSYC 310) 3 credits
Music Techniques Instrumental 2 (MUSI 271) 1 credits
MUSA Ensemble
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Class Piano (MUSI 135) 1 credits
History or Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 17.5 credits
Cumulative Total 70.5 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

The Inclusive Classroom in a Diverse Society (EDUC 346) 4 credits
Music History 1 (MUSI 311) 3 credits
Advanced Conducting (MUSI 460) 2 credits
Vocal Diction (MUSI 280) 1 credits
Elementary Music Methods (MUSI 410) 3 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Philosophy & Literature (HUMA 205) 3 credits
Semester Total 18 credits
Cumulative Total 88.5 credits

Spring Semester

Music History 2 (MUSI 312) 3 credits
Form and Analysis (MUSI 320) 2 credits
Middle Level and High School Music Methods (MUSI 411) 3 credits
Music Techniques Vocal: MUSI 272 (Pre-requisite: Applied Voice or Voice Class) 1 credits
Degree Recital/Project I (MUSI 481) 0.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement (THEO 215) 3 credits
Semester Total 17.5 credits
Cumulative Total 106.0 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Practicum 1 (EDUC 375) 4 credits
Classroom Management (EDUC 381) 2 credits
Music and Christian Faith (MUSI 400) 2 credits
Degree Recital/Project II (MUSI 492) 0.5 credits
MUSA Ensemble 1 credits
Applied Lessons (MUSA 105/305) 1 credits
Additional Instrumental or Choral Track Requirement 1 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness 2 credits
Semester Total 16.5 credits
Cumulative Total 122.5 credits

Spring Semester

Practicum 2 (EDUC 475) 10 credits
Senior Seminar (EDUC 490) 2 credits
Semester Total 12 credits
Cumulative Total 134.5 credits

Notes

Music majors are not eligible for involvement in ensembles to be used for the Fine Arts GE requirement, and are encouraged to take either HUMA 290 or applicable ARTS and THEA courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students should take the maximum credits their schedule allows of MUSA ensembles each semester.