Music Education (K-12), Bachelor of Science
Students who choose to major in Music Education become prepared to teach and supervise vocal, instrumental, and general music from kindergarten through grade 12. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and Plymouth State is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). New Hampshire participates in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement and, although additional requirements may apply, this agreement makes it possible for a Plymouth State graduate who holds a teaching certificate in New Hampshire to earn a certificate in another state. For further information, please see the Educator Preparation section. Please also visit plymouth.edu/office/educator-preparation/. Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Teacher candidates can find the most current New Hampshire Department of Education standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.
The knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher candidates shall be assessed regularly by the faculty. One semester prior to the internship semester, the student will receive faculty approval to intern if the student has
All teacher candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including the Internship in Elementary Music Teaching and the Internship in Secondary Music Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships in the Office of Educator Preparation.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
|ME 1100||Introduction to Music Education (WECO)||3|
|ME 1200||Voice Class I||1|
|ME 2020||Instrumental Lab||0|
|ME 2150||String Methods||1|
|ME 3010||Choral Lab||0|
|ME 3110||Elementary School Music Methods||3|
|ME 3130||Woodwind Methods I||1|
|ME 3140||Woodwind Methods II||1|
|ME 3160||Percussion Methods||1|
|ME 3210||Upper Brass Methods||1|
|ME 3220||Lower Brass Methods||1|
|ME 3500||Technology for Music Educators (TECO)||3|
|ME 4200||Secondary School Music Methods||3|
|ME 4500||Senior Recital: Music Education||0|
|Conducting Elective - complete one of the following:||2|
|Literature and Techniques Elective - complete one of the following:||2|
|Internship in Teaching - complete ME 4860 and ME 4870:||12|
|MU 1150||Piano Class I||1|
|MU 1160||Piano Class II||1|
|MU 1210||Musicianship I||4|
|MU 1220||Musicianship II||4|
|MU 2210||Musicianship III||3|
|MU 2220||Musicianship IV||3|
|MU 2230||Piano Class III||1|
|MU 2240||Piano Class IV||1|
|MU 2260||Basic Conducting||2|
|MU 3250||Global Jazz (DICO) (GACO)||3|
|MU 3310||History and Literature of Music I||3|
|MU 3320||History and Literature of Music II (INCO) (WRCO)||3|
|MU||Ensembles [not MUDI]||7|
|MU||Performance Studies (two enrollments each at the 1000, 2000, 3000 levels; one enrollment at the 4000 level) [not MUDI]||14|
|CD 3000||Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO)||3|
|Psychology Elective - complete one of the following:||3|
|Special Education Elective - complete one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following:||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
Piano majors (students taking Piano Performance Studies) substitute MU3070/3080 for MU1150/1160 and MU2230/2240. Voice majors (students taking Voice Performance Studies) substitute MU4280 for ME1200.
MU1160 requires a minimum grade of C in MU1150. MU1220 requires a minimum grade of C in MU1210. MU2210 requires a minimum grade of C in MU1220. MU2220 requires a minimum grade of C in MU2210. MU2230 requires a minimum grade of C in MU1160. MU2240 requires a minimum grade of C in MU2230. The Internship in Elementary Music Teaching and the Internship in Secondary Music Teaching require a minimum grade of C in all required ME/MU courses and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.