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Sample Program of Study - Vocal and Instrumental Music Education (K-12)

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Students wishing to complete this program in four years will need to complete 15 hours of summer or transfer courses.

 

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

 

MUS Major Applied Lessons

1

MUS 101 Music Theory I

3

MUS 104 Aural Skills I

3

MUS 110 Topics in Music (General Studies CAT 4)

3

MUS 141 Choir

1

MUS 142 Band

1

MUS 150 Class in Voice I

1

MUS 280 Class in Piano I

1

 

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

 

EDU 150 Professional Education in a Diverse Society

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

MUS Major Applied Lessons

1

MUS 102 Music Theory II

3

MUS 105 Aural Skills II

1

MUS 141 Choir

1

MUS 142 Band

1

MUS 281 Class in Piano II

1

 

 

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of the freshman year.

 

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

 

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

MUS Major Applied Lessons

1

MUS 141 Choir

1

MUS 142 Band

1

MUS 175 Class in Brass I

1

MUS 178 Class in Guitar

1

MUS 201 Music Theory III

3

MUS 203 Aural Skills III

1

MUS 208 Fundamentals of Conducting

1

MUS 380 Class in Piano III

1

 

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

 

EDU 275 Intro to PK-12 Instruction

3

MUS Major Applied Lessons

1

MUS 141 Choir

1

MUS 142 Band

1

MUS 176 Class in Brass II

1

MUS 177 Class in Percussion

1

MUS 202 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 204 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 305 Music Technology

1

MUS 306 Choral Conducting and Materials

1

MUS 381 Class in Piano IV

1

 

 

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300/400 level EDU/SPD courses.

 

 

 

JUNIOR – 1st semester

 

MUS Major Applied - 300 level lessons

1

MUS 171 Class in Strings I

1

MUS 307 Instrumental Conducting and Materials

2

MUS 401 History and Literature of Music I

3

MUS 411 Content Area Practicum

.5

MUS 415 Teaching Music K-6 (fall even only)

2

MUS 441 Choir

1

MUS 442 Band

1

SPD 302 Inclusive Practice for General and Special Education

3

 

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

 

MUS Major Applied - 300 level lessons

1

MUS 172 Class in Strings II

1

MUS 303 Instrumentation

2

MUS 308 Teaching Vocal Music 7-12

2

MUS 402 History and Literature of Music II

3

MUS 412 Secondary Education Practicum

.5

MUS 441 Choir

1

MUS 442 Band

1

EDU 310 Reading, Writing, and Assessment

2

General Studies

3

 

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

 

MUS Major Applied - 300 level lessons

1

MUS 173 Class in Woodwinds I

1

MUS 441 Choir

1

MUS 454 Band

1

SPD 435/436 Social, Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention, and
Elementary Prosocial Classroom Management

3

General Studies

9

 

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

 

MUS Major Applied Lessons

1

MUS 174 Class in Woodwinds II

1

MUS 309 Teaching Instrumental Music

2

MUS 412 Secondary Education Practicum

.5

MUS 454 Senior Recital

1

General Studies

9

   

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

 

 

FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR - 1st semester

 

EDU 452 Clinical Practicum and Seminar for Elementary School

6

EDU 456 Clinical Practicum and Seminar for Secondary School

6

 

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education website at www.education.ne.gov.