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Music Education (Pre-K-12), Mus.B

About the Program

National Association of Schools of Music (Accredited)

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

The Music Education program leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching general, vocal, and instrumental music in New York State schools at the pre-kindergarten through grade 12 levels. The program requires intensive study in music performance, music history, music theory, and methodology of teaching, with an emphasis on world music and urban culture.

For current information regarding policies and procedures for music program acceptance, continuance, and completion, visit music.buffalostate.edu/music-major-handbook.

About the Music Department

203 Rockwell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6401
Fax: (716) 878-6402
http://music.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 1

Basic Musicianship and Performance Major Requirements (70 credit hours)
Applied Instruction
Select 7 semesters; 7 credit hours from the following: 7
MUS 171 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 173 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 271 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 273 APPLIED MUSIC (1)
MUS 371 APPLIED MUSIC (1-2)
MUS 373 APPLIED MUSIC (1-2)
MUS 471 APPLIED MUSIC (1-2)

Ensemble Requirement
Select 7 semesters; 7 credit hours from the following: 7
MUS 290 PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA (1)
MUS 313 CHAMBER CHOIR (1)
MUS 314 WIND ENSEMBLE (1)
MUS 335 BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE CHORALE (1)
MUS 113 BRASS TECHNIQUES (1)
MUS 114 PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES (1)
MUS 115 STRING TECHNIQUES (1)
MUS 116 WOODWIND TECHNIQUES (1)
MUS 119 VOCAL PEDAGOGY (1)
MUS 122 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC STUDIES AND CAREERS (2)
MUS 206 FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 1900-1950
MUS 218 AURAL PERCEPTION I (1)
MUS 219 AURAL PERCEPTION II (1)
MUS 220 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION (2)
MUS 230 MUSIC THEORY I
MUS 231 MUSIC THEORY II
MUS 302 MUSIC HISTORY: ANTIQUITY THROUGH BAROQUE
MUS 303 MUSIC HISTORY: CLASSIC THROUGH MODERN
MUS 318 AURAL PERCEPTION III (1)
MUS 319 AURAL PERCEPTION IV (1)
MUS 321 COMPOSITION, IMPROVISATION AND ARRANGING (2)
MUS 322 INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING (2)
MUS 330 MUSIC THEORY III
MUS 331 MUSIC THEORY IV
MUS 333 CHORAL CONDUCTING (2)
MUS 345 ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS
MUS 346 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ELEMENTARY MUSIC (1)
MUS 353 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MUSIC FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS (1)
MUS 360 SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC METHODS
MUS 361 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (1)
MUS 362 SECONDARY CHORAL METHODS
MUS 363 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SECONDARY CHORAL MUSIC (1)
MUS 364 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY MUSIC (1)
MUS 440 ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

Professional Education Requirements (30 credit hours)
SPF 203 SCHOOL AND SOCIETY
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
EDU 211 INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
MUS 457 STUDENT TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY MUSIC (5)
MUS 458 STUDENT TEACHING IN SECONDARY MUSIC (5)
MUS 460 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR (2)
In addition to the course requirements for music education majors, the class piano sequence is strongly recommended in the freshman and sophomore years of study:
MUS 161 CLASS PIANO I (1)
MUS 162 CLASS PIANO II (1)
MUS 261 CLASS PIANO III (1)
MUS 262 CLASS PIANO IV (1)

Total Credit Hours 133-139
1 Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Non-western Civilization, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number to 120-121 credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.

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