Bachelor of Arts in Music (EC-12 Choral Certification)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an education minor and teacher certification is designed to prepare music educators to teach all grade levels, EC - 12. The curriculum provides a comprehensive musical foundation, along with the training needed to guide students to an appreciation and understanding of music. as an art form and cultural phenomenon. Curricular requirements integrate music students with the university general education requirements and a core of professional education courses. For additional information, see College of Professional Education.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 134-137   
Major: 67 sch        Required Minor: 26 sch

MUSIC.BA            CIP Code: 50.0901.00

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

MU 1021Keyboard Musicianship I1
MU 1031Keyboard Musicianship II1
MU 2061Keyboard Musicianship III1
MU 1521Aural Skills I1
MU 1523Music Theory I3
MU 1531Aural Skills II1
MU 1533Music Theory II3
MU 2521Aural Skills III1
MU 2523Music Theory III3
MU 2531Aural Skills IV1
MU 2533Music Theory IV3
MU 3313Music History I3
MU 3323Music History II3
MU 4502Choral Arranging2
Principal Instrument (4 sch at 4000 level)12
Music Ensemble (MU 3551 or MU 3591)6
Performance Juries (6 completed)
Barrier Exam
Capstone Performance
Total Semester Credit Hours45

 Music Education

MU 3542Conducting I2
MU 2202Introduction to Music Education2
MU 3832Elementary Music Content2
MU 3432Secondary Methods and Literature I2
MU 3602Secondary Methods and Literature II2
MU 3601Advanced Conducting1
MU 3492Vocal Pedagogy2
MU 3442English, Italian, and Latin Diction2
MU 3452French and German Diction2
MU 3052Instrumental Techniques and Pedagogy2
Elementary Music Proficiency Exam
Choral Music Proficiency Exam
MU 3051Functional Piano I1
MU 4061Functional Piano II1
Total Semester Credit Hours21

Other Requirements

MU 3713Music and World Cultures (GP)3
Total Semester Credit Hours3

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
Admission to Teacher Education Program
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4823Student Teaching: All-Level Music3
EDUC 4823Student Teaching: All-Level Music3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total Semester Credit Hours26

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
MU 1021Keyboard Musicianship I MUSI 11811
MU 1521Aural Skills I MUSI 1116, MUSI 12161
MU 1523Music Theory I MUSI 1211, MUSI 13113
MU 2202Introduction to Music Education 2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
MU 1031Keyboard Musicianship II MUSI 11821
MU 1531Aural Skills II MUSI 1117, MUSI 12171
MU 1533Music Theory II MUSI 1212, MUSI 13123
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Second Year
FallTCCN
MU 2061Keyboard Musicianship III MUSI 21811
MU 2521Aural Skills III MUSI 2116, MUSI 22161
MU 2523Music Theory III MUSI 2211, MUSI 23113
MU 3442English, Italian, and Latin Diction 2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
MU 2531Aural Skills IV MUSI 2117, MUSI 22171
MU 2533Music Theory IV MUSI 23123
MU 3452French and German Diction 2
MU 3832Elementary Music Content 2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Third Year
FallTCCN
MU 3313Music History I 3
MU 3492Vocal Pedagogy 2
MU 3542Conducting I 2
MU 3432Secondary Methods and Literature I 2
MU 3703 (Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core)Women in Music 3
MU 4512Instrumental Arranging 2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
MU 1112 (CAO Core)Music and Wellness 2
MU 3052Instrumental Techniques and Pedagogy 2
MU 3323Music History II 3
MU 3601Advanced Conducting 1
MU 3602Secondary Methods and Literature II 2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument2
Large Ensemble1
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
MU 3051Functional Piano I 1
MU 3713 (GP)Music and World Cultures 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
MU 4061Functional Piano II 1
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fifth Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 4823Student Teaching: All-Level Music 3
EDUC 4823Student Teaching: All-Level Music 3
 Semester Credit Hours 6
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  134

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.