Specializations and Licensures
- Vocal Music & Classroom K-12
- Instrumental Music & Classroom K-12
Because of the frequently changing state requirements in the field of education, please note the following: While you are assured of being able to graduate by fulfilling the requirements listed in the catalog when the major is declared, the latest requirements at the time of graduation must be fulfilled for teacher certification in Minnesota.
|Core Requirements in Music|
|MUS 101||Survey of World Music||3|
|MUS 110||Public Performance Studies 1||0|
|MUS 140||Guitar Proficiency Class||1|
|MUS 170||Foundations of Aural Theory||2|
|MUS 172||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 174||Music Theory II||2|
|MUS 174L||Music Theory Lab II||1|
|MUS 260||Piano Competency, Major Level||0|
|MUS 272||Music Theory III||2|
|MUS 272L||Music Theory Lab III||1|
|MUS 274||Chromatic, Post-Tonal, & 20th Century Theory||2|
|MUS 274L||Chromatic, Post-Tonal, & 20th Century Theory Lab||1|
|MUS 370||Form and Analysis||2|
|MUS 377||Orchestration & Choral Arranging||2|
|MUS 381||Music History: Medieval through Baroque||3|
|MUS 382||Music History: Classic-20th Century||3|
|MUS 392||Elementary School Music Methods and Materials||2|
|MUS 393||Secondary Ensemble & Classroom Methods||3|
|Select one of the following Specializations:||33|
Instrumental Music and Classroom Music K-12 2
|Junior Proficiency Exam, Instrumental|
or MUS 303
|Junior Proficiency Exam, Keyboard|
|Advanced Instrumental Methods|
|Vocal Pedagogy 3|
|Applied Instrumental Conducting|
|Senior Instrumental Recital|
Major Ensembles 4
|Jazz Band 5|
|Symphonic Chamber Winds|
|Southwest Minnesota Orchestra|
Vocal Music and Classroom Music K-12 2
|Junior Proficiency Exam, Vocal|
|Vocal Diction for Singers|
|Choral and Vocal Literature|
|Applied Choral Conducting|
|Senior Vocal Recital|
|Applied Voice, Lower Division|
|Applied Voice, Upper Division|
|Applied Piano, Lower Division 6|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|All music education majors must also complete a series of professional education courses in order to graduate and qualify for licensure in Minnesota. 8|
Students are required to enroll and pass 7 semesters.
Lessons must be taken concurrently with Senior Recital.
At least one semester of choral ensemble or applied voice must be completed as a prerequisite.
Degree candidates need 6 credits of major ensemble for graduation but are also required to be in a major ensemble every semester while at SMSU.
At least two semesters are required.
Must be completed after passing MUS 260 Piano Competency, Major Level (0 cr.).
Please see Secondary Education Majors: K-12 Licensure in the Education portion of the Academic Catalog. Students should also examine the policies outlined in this part of the catalog for Application to Teacher Education Program, Student Teaching, Graduation Requirement, and Additional Information.