Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Sample 4-Year Plan: B.M. in Music Education

Northern Kentucky University

This is one way a student can complete this program in four years if the student requires no remedial courses.

TRACK/OPTION: Music Education/Instrumental Track

FIRST YEAR

Students must pass a placement test prior to enrolling in MUS 122 Music Theory I.

 

The freshman proficiency examination (MUS 197)must be taken at the end of the second semester of applied study.

 

Music education majors must pass CMST 101 with a grade of B or better.

 

Students must take a placement test prior to enrolling in MUS 140 Class Piano 1.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MUS 122 Music Theory I

3

MUS 123 Music Theory II

3

MUS 124 Aural Skills I

MUS 125 Aural Skills II

1

MUS 126 Aural Skills III/

MUS 127 Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 100-level Applied Instrument

2

MUS 100-level Applied Instrument

2

MUS 140 Class Piano I

MUS 141 Class Piano II

1

MUS 142 Class Piano III

MUS 143 Class Piano IV

1

Large Ensemble

1

Large Ensemble

1

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

MUS 130 Introduction to Music Literature

2

MUS 197 Freshman Proficiency Jury

0

Gen Ed: Communication; Written I

3

Gen Ed: Communication; Oral; CMST 101 Public Speaking

3

Gen Ed: Mathematics

3

Gen Ed: : Individual and Society; PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

MUS 104 Orientation to Music Education

1

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

15

SECOND YEAR

The sophomore comprehensive examination (MUS 297) must be taken at the end of the second semester of applied study.

 

Students must pass the state PRAXIS exam prior to acceptance into the College of Education and Human Service.

 

Students must receive a B grade or higher in MUS 291W.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MUS 222 Music Theory III

3

MUS 223 Music Theory IV

3

MUS 224 Aural Skills V

MUS 225 Aural Skills VI

1

MUS 226 Aural Skills VII

MUS 227 Aural Skills VIII

1

MUS 200-level Applied Instrument

2

MUS 200-level Applied Instrument

2

MUS 261 Class Piano V

MUS 262 Class Piano VI

1

MUS 263 Class Piano VII

MUS 264 Class Piano viii

1

Large Ensemble

1

Large Ensemble

1

 

 

MUS 241 Applied Methods and Materials: Brass

1

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

Gen Ed: Communication; Written II; MUS 291W Advanced Writing in the Music Profession

3

MUS 297 Sophomore Comprehensive Jury

0

Gen Ed: Natural Sciences

3

EDU 300 Human Growth and Development

3

MUS 352 Conducting I

2

MUS 353 Conducting II

3

MUS 243 Applied Methods and Materials: Woodwind

1

MUS 309 Introduction to Music Education

2

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

17

THIRD YEAR

Students should complete their piano proficiency by the beginning of their third year.

 

Students should meet with and advisor in the College of Education by the end of their third year to discuss remaining curriculum expectations and student teaching application process.

 

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MUS 325 Form and Analysis

3

EDU 325 Educational Assessment: Secondary

2

MUS 230 History of Music I: Antiquity through Early Baroque

3

MUS 231 History II: Late Baroque to Mid 19th Century

3

MUS 300-level Applied Instrument

2

MUS 300-level Applied Instrument

2

Large Ensemble

1

Large Ensemble

1

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

MUS 245 Applied Methods and Materials: Strings

 

1

Gen Ed: Global Viewpoints; MUS 106 Music of World Cultures

3

Small Ensemble

1

MUS 444 Instrumental Methods I

3

EDS 360 Students with Exceptionalities in Schools

2

MUS 247 Applied Methods and Materials: Percussions

1

EDU 311 Admission Practicum for Secondary Grades

2

Small Ensemble

1

MUS 312 Computer Applications for Musicians

1

 

 

MUS 296 Piano Proficiency

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

FOURTH YEAR

 

Student teaching applications must be submitted at the beginning of the semester prior to student teaching. In order to apply for student teaching, students must have passed the piano proficiency requirement.

 

Recital hearings must be scheduled at least six weeks prior to the scheduled recital date.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

MUS 337 Music History III: Mid 19th and 20th Centuries

3

EDS 324 Instructional Planning for Inclusive Secondary Classrooms

2

Large Ensemble

1

Gen Ed:Cultural Pluralism

3

Small Ensemble

1

Gen Ed: Individual and Society

3

MUS 196 Recital Review

0

Gen Ed.: Culture and Creativity

3

MUS 340 General and Vocal Music

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab

4

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

MUS 397 Junior Recital

 

MUS 445 Instrumental Methods II

3

Small Ensemble

1

MUS 146 Group Voice

1

 

 

MUS 400-level Applied Instrument

2

 

 

Junior Recital

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

FIFTH YEAR

Fall Semester

 

 

 

 

EDU 496 Clinical Experience Secondary

12

 

 

 

TOTAL

12

 

 

GRAND TOTAL OF CREDITS

142

300-level or above credits

61

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