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Music Education (K-12), Bachelor of Science

124 credits

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
earned a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average at the end of the third year;
earned a minimum grade of C in all required ME/MU courses; and
completed all departmental program requirements through the third year.
During the semester prior to the internship, students in this program are required to present a senior solo recital. Students who do not meet these requirements may withdraw from the BS in Music Education and complete a BA Music, Contract Option.

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.


Degree Requirements

Credits

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
ME 3250 Choral Conducting
ME 3260 Instrumental Conducting
Literature and Techniques Elective - complete one of the following: 2
ME 3340 Choral Literature and Techniques
ME 3350 Instrumental Literature and Techniques
Internship in Teaching - complete ME 4860 and ME 4870: 12
ME 4860 Internship in Elementary Music Teaching
ME 4870 Internship in Secondary Music Teaching
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
CD 2300 Human Development I: Child Development
ED 2350 Human Development: Children, Health and Learning (WECO)
PS 3100 Adolescent Psychology
PS 3170 Child Development
Special Education Elective - complete one of the following: 3
SE 2080 Children with Disabilities
SE 3090 Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 1500 Mathematics and the Humanities (QRCO)
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 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.