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Music Education Major Checklist

Concentrations

Instrumental Music Education

Applied Music

  • AMUS 115: Instrument (4 semesters, 1 credit hour each)
  • AMUS 315: Instrument (2 semesters, 1 credit hour each)
  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar (0 credit hours, 8 semesters)
  • AMUS Ensemble, 7 credit hours minimum total, at least one ensemble per semester

Music

  • MUS 120: Music Theory I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 130: Music Theory II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 141: Keyboard Skills I, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 142: Keyboard Skills II, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 143: Keyboard Skills III, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 280: Music Theory III, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 290: Music Theory IV, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 307: Conducting, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 332: Intro. to Music Education, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 335/337: Elem. Band/Orchestra Meth., 3 credit hours
  • MUS 336/338: Sec. Band/Orchestra Methods, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 370: Music History I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 413/434: Orchestra or Band Literature, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 416: Advanced Instr. Conduct., 2 credit hours
  • MUS 431: Marching Band Techniques, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 470: Music History II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 490: Senior Recital, 1 credit hour
  • Elective (MUS), 2 credit hours
  • Elective (MUS), 2 credit hours
  • Elective (MUS), 2 credit hours

MUS elective: select 3 Minor Instrument courses: Brass (181), Percussion (183), Strings (185), Woodwinds (187)

Education

  • EDCI 100: Orientation to Teacher Educ., 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 427: Teaching Diverse Society, 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 450: Classroom Management, 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 488: Student Teaching K-12, 9 credit hours
  • EDFL 106: Intro. To Education, 3 credit hours
  • IRED 320: Technology in Classroom, 3 credit hours
  • READ 409: The Reading Act, 3 credit hours
  • SPED 391: Foundations Inclusive Educ., 3 credit hours

Math

  • MATH 105: College Algebra, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours

Students with Math ACT scores of 19-20 take MATH 103 and 104 concurrently (5 credits total) instead of MATH 105. MATH elective: 201, 206, 210, or STAT 214.

English

  • ENGL 101: Intro. to Academic Writing, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing/Research Culture, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (LIT), 3 credit hours

LIT elective: Any English or foreign language literature course at or above the 200 level

Science

  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

SCI electives taken should total 9 hours: 3 hours of Biology and 3 hours from Chemistry, Geology or Physics. 6 of the 9 hours must be in the same science; credit cannot be earned for both GEOL 105 and GEOL 225.

Communication

  • CMCN 310: Public Speaking, 3 credit hours

Behavioral Science

  • PSYC 220: Educational Psychology, 3 credit hours
  • PSYC 313: Life Span Develop. Psyc., 3 credit hours

Arts

History

  • Elective (HIST), 3 credit hours

HIST 101, 102, 221, or 222

Other Courses

  • UNIV 100: Cajun Connection, 2 credit hours
  • UNIV 200: Information Literacy, 2 credit hours

Vocal Music Education

Applied Music

  • AMUS 115: Voice (4 semesters, 1 credit hour each)
  • AMUS 315: Voice (2 semesters, 1 credit hour each)
  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar (0 credit hours, 8 semesters)
  • AMUS Ensemble, 7 credit hours minimum total, at least one ensemble per semester

Music

  • MUS 120: Music Theory I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 130: Music Theory II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 141: Keyboard Skills I, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 142: Keyboard Skills II, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 143: Keyboard Skills III, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 280: Music Theory III, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 290: Music Theory IV, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 307: Conducting, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 332: Intro. to Music Education, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 333: Elementary Vocal Methods, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 334: Secondary Vocal Methods, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 351: Opera Workshop, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 370: Music History I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 406: Advanced Choral Conduct., 2 credit hours
  • MUS 461: Methods/Research Vocal, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 470: Music History II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 471: Choral Literature, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 490: Senior Recital, 1 credit hour

Education

  • EDCI 100: Orientation to Teacher Educ., 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 427: Teaching Diverse Society, 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 450: Classroom Management, 3 credit hours
  • EDCI 488: Student Teaching K-12, 9 credit hours
  • EDFL 106: Intro. To Education, 3 credit hours
  • IRED 320: Technology in Classroom, 3 credit hours
  • READ 409: The Reading Act, 3 credit hours
  • SPED 391: Foundations Inclusive Educ., 3 credit hours

Math

  • MATH 105: College Algebra, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours

Students with Math ACT scores of 19-20 take MATH 103 and 104 concurrently (5 credits total) instead of MATH 105. MATH elective: 201, 206, 210, or STAT 214.

English

  • ENGL 101: Intro. to Academic Writing, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing/Research Culture, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (LIT), 3 credit hours

LIT elective: Any English or foreign language literature course at or above the 200 level

Science

  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

SCI electives taken should total 9 hours: 3 hours of Biology and 3 hours from Chemistry, Geology or Physics. 6 of the 9 hours must be in the same science; credit cannot be earned for both GEOL 105 and GEOL 225.

Communication

  • CMCN 310: Public Speaking, 3 credit hours

Behavioral Science

  • PSYC 220: Educational Psychology, 3 credit hours
  • PSYC 313: Life Span Develop. Psyc., 3 credit hours

Arts

History

  • Elective (HIST), 3 credit hours

HIST 101, 102, 221, or 222

Other Courses

  • UNIV 100: Cajun Connection, 2 credit hours
  • UNIV 200: Information Literacy, 2 credit hours

Praxis Exam Requirements: Students must pass the Praxis I PPST exams (Reading, Writing, Math) or submit an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Students must also pass the Music content exam, 0113, and the PLT exam 0522 or 523 or 524 prior to Student Teaching.