Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Music Education (BME at University Park only) (139 min. credits)

Effective Spring 2010 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Applied Instrument

2

Applied Instrument

2

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship I

1

MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship II

1

MUSIC 131 Music Theory I

2

MUSIC 132 Music Theory II

2

MUSIC 040S First-Year Seminar

1

*MUSIC 162 (IL) Intro to Music History

2

INART 050 (GN) The
Science of Music

3

MUSIC 170 Keyboard Skills

1

Humanities/Literature (GH) US

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

ENGL 015 or 30+ (GWS) Composition/Honors Composition

3

MUSIC 112 Guitar Techniques .5

MUSIC 116 Intermediate Voice Class (non-voice majors) or MUSIC 387 Language Diction for Singers:  Italian and English (voice majors)

1

EDPSY 10 (GS) Individual Differences and Education

3

Total Credits:

13

Total Credits:

18

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

Applied Instrument

2

Applied Instrument

2

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship III

1

MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IV

1

MUSIC 231 Music Theory III

2

*MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music History II
(petition for GA)

3

*MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History (petition for GA)

3

MUSIC 331 Tonal Analysis

2

MUSIC 210 Keyboard Skills III

1

MUSIC 270 Keyboard Skills IV

1

MUSIC 151 or 152 Brass Techniques I or Percussion Techniques I

1

MUSIC 295A Early Field Experience in Music Education

1

MUSIC 153 or 154 String Techniques I or Woodwind Techniques I

1

MUSIC 151 or 152 Brass Techniques I or Percussion Techniques I

1

INART 258A GA (3) or B (1) (GA)

1-3

MUSIC 153 or 154 String Techniques I or Woodwind Techniques I

1

Quantification (GQ)

3

MUSIC 216 Care and Nurture of Young Singing Voices

.5

Electives

2

PSYCH 100 or HD FS 229 or HD FS 239
(GS)

3

Quantification (GQ)

3

Total Credits:

18-20

Total Credits:

19.5

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

Applied Instrument

2

Applied Instrument

2

Music Ensemble from list

1

Music Ensemble from list

1

MUSIC 332 Analysis of 20th Century Music or theory selection**

2

MUSIC 345 Instructional Practices in Music

2

MUSIC 340 Music Learning and Development

2

MUSIC 395B Cohort Practicum II

1

MUSIC 341 Instructional Materials in Music

2

Individual Emphasis

2

Individual Emphasis

2

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3

MUSIC 395A Cohort Practicum I

1

SPLED 400 Inclusive Special Ed Foundations

4

MUSIC 266 Basic Conducting

1

MUSIC 366 Intermediate Conducting

1

ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

3

Natural
Science (GN)

3

C I 280 (GH)
Introduction to Teaching English to English Language
Learners

3

Total Credits:

19

Total Credits:

19

Semester 7

Credits

Semester 8

Credits

Applied Instrument

2

MUSIC 495 Student Teaching

12

Music Ensemble from list

1

Select 3 cr. from MUSIC 441W-446W

3

MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour

1

MUSIC 332 Analysis of 20th Century Music or theory selection

2

Individual Emphasis

1

SPLED 403A or 403B Evidence-Based Instruction

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

Health
and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Electives
(based on Individual Emphasis)

1-3

Total Credits:

18.5-20.5

Total Credits:

12

Total minimum credits required:  139

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italics indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Bold Italics indicate courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: 

Entrance to Major requirements:  See University Bulletin:  http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/

*General Education Arts credits by petition.

Courses with the designation US, IL, and Other Cultures may be double-counted with other courses.  However, Other Cultures may not be double-counted with a course having the designation IL or US

Piano proficiency:  All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction) beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed.

**Music 332 is required for graduation.  Select from MUSIC 181, MUSIC 267, or MUSIC 420.

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Requirements: 

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required.

Audition Requirement:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html  For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html