2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, BMus

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Music Education (Dual Program)


John Coggiola, 110 Crouse College, 315-443-5896 or jccoggio@syr.edu

Education contacts:

Carol Radin or Pam Hachey, Assistant Directors of Academic Advising, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-9319.

College of Visual and Performing Arts contact:

Marlene Lee, 200 Crouse College, 315-443-2517

The music education program, which leads to a Bachelor or Music degree, is designed to give students a strong foundation in musical and teaching skills and to enable them to obtain initial certification for public school teaching (all grades) in New York State and other states with which there are reciprocal arrangements.

Music education students are dually enrolled in the Setnor School of Music and the School of Education. They may elect one of five emphases: brass, choral/general, woodwind, percussion, or strings. By graduation, students are expected to have achieved competencies in all the musical disciplines (e.g., principal and secondary performance areas, music history and theory, sight-singing and dictation, and conducting and ensemble participation) in addition to teaching competencies in such areas as classroom management techniques and curriculum development skills. Students must have achieved a 3.0 average in music and education courses, with an overall GPA of at least 2.8 before being permitted to enter into the upper division sequence (junior year) and to student teach (senior year). Students also have opportunities to develop techniques of teaching general music as well as techniques for directing performance ensembles.

Academic credits are required in the following: 6 credits of social science (psychology or sociology), 3 credits in mathematics, 3 credits in the sciences, and 3 credits of multicultural humanities. Refer to the certification link for information about New York State certification. Foreign Language: one course (minimum 3 credits) in a language other than English (including American Sign Language), or equivalent competency established by examination or level three of high school study. If requirement has already been met, one 3-credit liberal arts elective must be taken in its place.

Program Requirements

* * This is a general list of major requirements for the music education major. Depending on which emphasis students choose (brass, choral/general, woodwind, percussion, or strings), the order of the courses and total credits per semester may vary.

First Year, Fall Semester

Total credits: 15-16

First Year, Spring Semester

Total credits: 16-18

Sophomore Year, Fall Semester

Total credits: 18

Sophomore Year, Spring Semester

Total credits: 18

Junior Year, Fall Semester

Total credits: 18

Junior Year, Spring Semester

Total credits: 15

Senior Year, Fall Semester

Total credits: 17

Total credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits Required: 134

Additional Information

Consult with the School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, suite 230, regarding other New York State requirements for graduation.

Required Child Health and Life Safety Seminar

Covering the following topics:

Identifying/reporting child abuse
Violence prevention
Child abduction prevention
Highway/general safety
Alcohol/drug/tobacco prevention
Fire and arson prevention

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