The music education program prepares students for licensure as music teachers in the public schools. Through excellent collaboration between the University and area school districts and teachers, music education students have a variety of opportunities for observation and student teaching. This track allows students to specialize in instrumental settings for careers in music education that focus on band and orchestra.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning 13
Knowledge Domains
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)
Requirement satisfied by 6 hours of MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, or MUHL 3774
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)
SPA elective3
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1
Core Music Requirements
Music Theory: 19-21 hours
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531.
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2
4-5
Students in the Intensive Track will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532.
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUTC 3710Orchestration and Arranging3
Music History and Literature: 12 hours
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
MUHL 3772Music History and Literature 23
MUHL 3773Music History and Literature 33
MUHL 3774Music History and Literature 43
Keyboard Musicianship: 4 hours
MUAC 1581Class Piano 11
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691.
MUAC 1582Class Piano 21
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692.
MUAC 2681Class Piano 31
or MUAC 3781 Jazz Class Piano 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693 for MUAC 2681 or may enroll in MUAC 3781.
MUAC 2682Class Piano 41
or MUAC 3782 Jazz Class Piano 2
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694 for MUAC 2682 or may enroll in MUAC 3782.
Conducting
MUCO 3715Choral and Instrumental Conducting3
Applied Lessons
Primary Instrument Applied Lessons: 14 hours
Applied Lesson 15012
Applied Lesson 15022
Applied Lesson 26012
Applied Lesson 26022
Applied Lesson 37012
Applied Lesson 37022
Applied Lesson 4801 (with Senior Recital)**2
V. Ensembles
Large Ensemble 5
Chamber Ensemble2
Music Education
Methods: 5 hours
Select 5 methods courses from the following:5
MUAC 3732 Brass Methods
MUAC 3733 Woodwind Methods
MUAC 3734 String Methods
MUAC 3735 Jazz Methods
MUAC 3755 Guitar Methods
MUAC 3759 Voice Methods
MUAC 3763 Percussion Methods
Music Education: 24 hours
MUED 2611Computer Applications in Music Education2
MUED 2622Foundations of Music Education2
MUED 4823Music Teaching in Early Childhood (Pre K-3)2
MUED 4824Music Teaching in the Middle School2
MUED 4825Music Teaching in the High School2
MUED 4821Instrumental Music Education2
MUED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Music Education2
MUED 4844Supervised Student Teaching: Music (K-12)10
**Prior to student teaching (MUED 4844), students are required to complete the Senior Recital.
College of Education: 15 hours
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society3
SPED 2630LIndividuals with Exceptionalities in Society Laboratory Experience0
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years3
Total Semester Hours132-136
  • Music students must attend 36 convocations as a graduation requirement.
  • Music students must attend 30 Dana School of Music concerts or recitals.
  • Applied lesson must be taken concurrently with a large ensemble each semester.

Different Emphases may vary slightly

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
1-2
Instrument or Voice 1501 2
MUTC 1531
MUTC 1541
Music Theory 1
and Aural Theory 1
4-5
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531.  
MUAC 1581 Class Piano 1 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691.  
MUEN XXXX 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
 Semester Hours18-21
Spring
Instrument or Voice 1502 2
MUTC 1532
MUTC 1542
Music Theory 2
and Aural Theory 2 (Core UD Gateway Course)
4-5
Students in the Intensive Track will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532.  
MUEN XXXX 1
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692.  
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
SPED 2630L Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society Laboratory Experience 0
 Semester Hours17-18
Year 2
Fall
Instrument or Voice 2601 2
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
MUEN XXXX Large Ensemble 1
MUAC 2681 Class Piano 3 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2693 or may enroll in MUAC 3781.  
MUED 2611
Computer Applications in Music Education
or Foundations of Music Education
2
MUAC 37XX Methods Course 1
MUAC 37XX Methods Course 1
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations (Core UD Gateway Course) 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
Instrument or Voice 2602 2
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 2682 Class Piano 4 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2694 or may enroll in MUAC 3782.  
MUHL 3772 Music History and Literature 2 3
MUEN XXXX Chamber Ensemble 1
MUAC 37XX Methods Course 1
MUED 2611
Computer Applications in Music Education
or Foundations of Music Education
2
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
Application for Upper Division must be completed by this semester.  
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
Fall
Instrument or Voice 3701 2
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
MUED 4823 Music Teaching in Early Childhood (Pre K-3) 2
MUED 4821 Instrumental Music Education 2
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
MUEN XXXX Large Ensemble 1
Social Science Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
If students wish to student teach in the spring of 4th year, all convocation requirements must be completed by the end of 3rd year.  
 Semester Hours19
Spring
Instrument or Voice 3702 2
MUTC 3710 Orchestration and Arranging 3
MUED 4824 Music Teaching in the Middle School 2
MUEN XXXX Chamber Ensemble 1
MUHL 3774 Music History and Literature 4 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
General Education Elective (Natural Science with lab) 4
Methods Course 1
 Semester Hours19
Year 4
Fall
Senior Recital MUST be completed by the end of this semester. Application to student teach is due by September 15. Placement meeting with Music Education Coordinator must occur before September 15.  
Instrument or Voice 4801 2
MUED 4825 Music Teaching in the High School 2
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
MUEN 00XX Large Ensemble 1
MUAC 37XX Methods Course 1
Natural Science + Lab 4
General Education Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MUED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Music Education 2
MUED 4844 Supervised Student Teaching: Music (K-12) 10
**Prior to student teaching (MUED 4844), students are required to complete the Senior Recital.  
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours136-140
  • Music students must attend 36 convocations as a graduation requirement.
  • Music students must attend 30 Dana School of Music concerts or recitals.
  • Applied lesson must be taken concurrently with a large ensemble each semester.
  • Students will perform a public recital in their applied area.
  • Students will analyze music, discriminate pitch, harmony, and rhythm, and perform harmonic progressions at the piano.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking about the various historical periods, cultural contexts, and social forces that influence musical activity.
  • Students will demonstrate basic keyboard proficiency including scales, arpeggios, harmonization, repertoire, transpositions, and score reading.
  • Students will demonstrate effective planning, teaching, and assessment appropriate to K-12 students in music settings.