Department of Music
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Department of Music

Church Fine Arts / 226

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV 89557-0049

Phone: (775) 784-6145
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Bachelor of Music, Music Education Major

Suggested Course Load

Elementary General Music Education Emphasis

The General Course Catalog offers sample schedules for students entering the program in fall of an odd-numbered year (2011, 2013. etc.). Even numbered years will be somewhat different, so you MUST see your advisor. The outline in the Catalog should serve as a guide -- a sample -- as you plan your courses, but is not a substitute for advising. Although some of the requirements will be different, Voice and Instrumental Music Education students can get a sense of what their course load will be like. All Music Education Majors should meet with the coordinator of the Music Education program each term as you plan for the following semester.

Since degree requirements and course offerings can change from year to year, consult the General Course Catalog for your appropriate school year's requirements and suggestions.

Academic Year 2012-2013

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE

    1. This outline should serve as a guide for students entering the BM-ME program in fall of an even-numbered year. This IS NOT a substitute for advising. You MUST meet with the Coordinator of the Music Education program each term as you plan for the following semester.

  1. First Year - Fall Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Lower Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 141--Diction I (2 credits)
      MUS 203R--Music Theory I (3 credits)
      MUS 211--Sightsinging and Dictation I (1 credit)
      MUS 109R--Functional Piano I (1 credit)
      ENG 101--Composition I (3 credits)
      Core Mathematics (3 credits)
      TOTAL (16-17 credits)
  2. First Year - Spring Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Lower Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 204R-- Music Theory II (3 credits)
      MUS 212--Sightsinging and Dictation II (1 credit)
      MUS 110R--Functional Piano II (1 credit)
      ENG 102--Composition II (3 credits)
      Core Social Science (3 credits)
      TOTAL (14-15 credits)
  3. Second Year - Fall Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Lower Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 209R--Functional Piano III (1 credit)
      MUS 301--Music Theory III (3 credits)
      MUS 311R--Sightsinging and Dictation III (1 credit)
      CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      EDU 202--Introduction to Teaching (Secondary) (3 credits)
      PRAXIS I (PPST) or CBEST exam (0 credits)
      TOTAL (14-15 credits)
  4. Second Year - Spring Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Lower Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 210R--Functional Piano IV (1 credit)
      MUS 300--Continuation Exam (0 credits)
      MUS 302--Music Theory IV (3 credits)
      MUS 312R--Sightsinging and Dictation IV (1 credit)
      CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      Core Natural Science Group A or B (3-4 credits)
      Barrier exam (0 credits)
      Piano Proficiency Exam (0 credits)
      Apply to COE Teacher Preparation Program
      TOTAL (14-16 credits)
  5. Third Year - Fall Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Upper Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 105--Vocal Techniques (2 credits)
      MUS 362R--Beginning Conducting (2 credits)
      MUS 371--High School Music Practicum (2 credits)
      MUS 341--Music History I (3 credits)
      Core Natural Science Group A or B (3-4)
      TOTAL (15-17 credits)
  6. Third Year - Spring Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Upper Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 363R--Choral Conducting (2 credits)
      MUS 370--Middle School Practicum (2 credits)
      MUS 384--Instrumental Methods (3 credits)
      CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
      MUS 342--Music History II (3 credits)
      TOTAL (16-17 credits)
  7. Fourth Year - Fall Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Upper Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 369--Elementary School Music Practicum (2 credits)
      MUS 381R--Methods for Elementary Music Specialist (3 credits)
      COM 113--Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
      EPY 330B--Educational Psychology (3 credits)
      TOTAL (14-15 credits)
  8. Fourth Year - Spring Semester
    1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      Upper Division Applied study (2 credits)
      Ensemble (1-2 credits)
      MUS 142--Diction II OR
      MUS 417--Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits)
      MUS 420 , 421, 425 or 431 (capstone) (3 credits)
      MUS 441--Choral Methods (3 credits)
      MUS 498R--Senior Recital (0 credits)
      MUSE 101 /401 or MUSE 103 /403 (1 credits)
      EDU 210--Nevada School Law (3 credits)
      PRAXIS II (Music: Content Knowledge (0 credits)
      TOTAL (15-16 credits)
  9. Fifth Year - Fall Semester
    1. Ensemble (1-2 credit)
      MUS 380--Classroom Instruments (2 credits)
      MUS 416R--Orchestration (3 credits)
      DAN 253--Methods for Teaching Rhythm and Dance (2 credits)
      Capstone (3 credits)
      EDSP 411--Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings (3 credits)
      PRAXIS II exam (Principles of Learning and Teaching, K-6 or 7-12)
      TOTAL (14-15 credits)
  10. Fifth Year - Spring Semester
    1. CTL 699B--Supervised Internship (12 credits)
      PRAXIS II exam (Music: Concepts & Processes) (0 credits)
      TOTAL (12 credits)
        Minimum 30 credits of college coursework
        2.74 overall GPA
        Passing scores from either PPST or CBEST
        Two letters of recommendation
        Short essay
        Application

        Piano Proficiency Exam - must be passed at least 1 full year prior to internship (Spring 4) at the latest

        PRAXIS II Exams - must be passed for name to be forwarded to Nevada State Department of Education for licensure

        PRAXIS I: PPST or CBEST

        PRAXIS II: Music: Content Knowledge

        PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning & Teaching, K-6 or 7-12 versions

        PRAXIS II: Music: Concepts & Processes

    2. NOTES:

      Applied study - if your instrument is voice, enroll in MUS 105--Vocal Techniques during your first term. 100-level lower division applied study (6-8 cr) 300-level upper division applied study (8 cr)

      Ensemble - if your instrument is voice, piano, or guitar, enroll in a choral ensemble (Concert Choir or Chamber Choir)

      - if your instrument is wind or percussion, enroll in an instrumental ensemble (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Symphony Orchestra)

      - if your instrument is violin, viola, cello, or bass, enroll in Symphony Orchestra

      Functional Piano ( MUS 109R , MUS 110R , MUS 209R , MUS 210R) - these courses are optional and depend upon your piano skills. They will prepare you for the piano proficiency exam. This preparation can also been done through applied study.

      Diction I (MUS 141), Diction II MUS 142), & Vocal Pedagogy (MUS 417) - you will choose two of these courses as part of your degree program.

      Barrier Exam - must be passed to enroll in upper division applied study. See your applied instructor regarding the contents of the exam.

      Applying to the College of Education Teacher Preparation Program (www.unr.edu/educ/ac) - acceptance required to enroll in EDSP 411 , CTL 699B

      Deadlines: Oct 1 for Spring admission; Mar 1 for Summer admission

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