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BM - Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Music Education

Students in the Music Education program complete the subject matter preparation for the California Teaching Credential in Music, K-12.

The BM- Bachelor of Music in Music Education is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree program, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).

Students receive 30-minute weekly lessons every semester in their area of specialty and must participate in the major ensemble of their respective applied area. In the final semester of applied study, a solo recital of a minimum of 30 minutes of music is required . A grade of C- or better is required in all music courses.


Course Requirements

General Education Requirements42
Of the 51 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major6-9
MUSC 019. Music in World CulturesC13
MUSC 120. Worlds of JazzS3
Students must also satisfy piano proficiency; this requirement may be satisfied with completion of MUSC 025A, MUSC 025B, and MUSC 025C0-3
Requirement of the Major71
Core Courses40
MUSC 001A. Music Systems IA2
MUSC 001B. Music Systems IB1
MUSC 002A. Music Systems IIA2
MUSC 002B. Music Systems IIB1
MUSC 003A. Music Systems IIIA2
MUSC 003B. Music Systems IIIB1
MUSC 004A. Music Systems IVA2
MUSC 004B. Music Systems IVB1
MUSC 012. Medieval and Renaissance Music3
MUSC 013. Music Technology1
MUSC 110. Baroque and Classical Music History3
MUSC 111. Romantic and Modern Music History3
Complete four units from:
MUSC 029. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 030. Piano1-2
MUSC 031. Harpsichord or Organ1-2
MUSC 032. Organ1-2
MUSC 033. Voice1-2
MUSC 034. Strings1-2
MUSC 035. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 036. Brass1-2
MUSC 037. Percussion1-2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 130. Piano1-2
MUSC 131. Harpsichord1-2
MUSC 132. Organ1-2
MUSC 133. Voice1-2
MUSC 134. Strings1-2
MUSC 135. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 136. Brass1-2
MUSC 137. Percussion1-2
Complete four units from:
MUSC 050A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 053. ENS: University Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 054. ENS: Symphonic Band1
Complete four units from:
MUSC 150A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
Complete two units from:
MUSC 040A. Jazz Improvisation - I2
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
MUSC 148A. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Africa and Diaspora2
MUSC 148B. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Asia2
Music Education Concentration31
Select an area specialization from either the Instrumental or the Choral/General below. All students must take the Common Courses below.
Common Courses18
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
MUED 140. Foundations of Music Education3
MUED 142. Introduction to Music Education: Early Field Experience1
By advisement select two units of large or chamber ensemble outside of major performing area to satisfy breadth requirement2
Instrumental15
MUSC 026A. Voice Fundamentals1
MUSC 028. Guitar Fundamentals1
MUSC 122A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 122B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 123A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 123B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 125D. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 126. Marching Band Techniques1
MUED 170A. Teaching Instrumental Music2
MUED 175. Practicum in Music Education3
Complete one course from:
MUSC 127A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 127B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
Choral/General15
MUSC 028. Guitar Fundamentals1
MUSC 041A. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 041B. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 122A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 123A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 125D. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 127A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 127B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 185A. Music for Children3
MUED 170B. Teaching Choral Music2
MUED 175. Practicum in Music Education3
University Electives8-11

Total Units:132

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