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 earn BM degree in Music Education with an emphasis in jazz. It is a unique program for the area.

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
Arts and Humanities (6 hours satisfied by MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, or MUHL 3774)
Natural Science (2 courses; one with lab) (7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Social and Personal Awareness (6 hours satisfied by MUHL 3771 and one SPA elective)3
Core Music Requirements
Music Theory: 19-21 hours
MUTC 1531Music Theory 12-3
or MUTC 1531N Music Theory 1 Intensive
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531.
MUTC 1541Aural Theory 12
MUTC 1532Music Theory 22-3
or MUTC 1532N Music Theory 2 Intensive
Students in the Intensive Track will substitute MUTC 1532N for MUTC 1532.
MUTC 1542Aural Theory 22
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 3712Jazz Arranging 13
Music History and Literature: 12 hours
MUHL 3771Music History and Literature 13
MUHL 3775Jazz History3
Select 2 courses from the following: 6
Music History and Literature 2
Music History and Literature 3
Music History and Literature 4
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 3781Jazz Class Piano 11
MUAC 3782Jazz Class Piano 21
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
Ensembles
Large Ensembles: 5 hours
MUEN 0006Marching Band1
MUEN 0023Jazz Ensemble1
MUEN 0023Jazz Ensemble1
MUEN 0023Jazz Ensemble1
MUEN 0023Jazz Ensemble1
Chamber Ensembles: 2 hours
MUEN 0030Jazz Combo1
or MUEN 0013 Contemporary Ensemble
MUEN 0030Jazz Combo1
or MUEN 0013 Contemporary Ensemble
Music Education
Methods: 7 hours
MUAC 2667Jazz Improvisation 13
MUAC 3735Jazz Methods1
Select 3 methods courses from the following:3
Brass Methods
Woodwind Methods
String Methods
Guitar Methods
Voice Methods
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
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
Total Semester Hours134-138
  • 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 an ensemble each semester.

Students are required to complete the Senior Recital prior to student teaching (MUED 4844).

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
Applied Lesson 1501 2
MUTC 1531
Music Theory 1
or Music Theory 1 Intensive
2-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1531N for MUTC 1531.  
MUTC 1541 Aural Theory 1 2
MUAC 1581 Class Piano 1 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2691.  
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MUEN 0006 Marching Band 1
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
 Semester Hours18-21
Spring
Applied Lesson 1502 2
MUTC 1532
Music Theory 2
or Music Theory 2 Intensive
2-3
Students who score below 80% on the Theory Placement Exam will substitute MUTC 1532N for 1532.  
MUTC 1542 Aural Theory 2 2
MUAC 1582 Class Piano 2 1
Keyboard majors will substitute MUAC 2692.  
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
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
MUTC 2631
MUTC 2641
Music Theory 3
and Aural Theory 3
4
Applied Lesson 2601 2
MUAC 3781 Jazz Class Piano 1 1
MUED 2611
Computer Applications in Music Education
or Foundations of Music Education
2
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUAC 2667 Jazz Improvisation 1 3
MUHL 3771 Music History and Literature 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours19
Spring
Applied Lesson 2602 2
MUTC 2632
MUTC 2642
Music Theory 4
and Aural Theory 4
4
MUAC 3782 Jazz Class Piano 2 1
MUHL 3775 Jazz History 3
MUAC 37XX - Methods Course 1
MUAC 37XX Methods Course 1
MUEN 0030
Jazz Combo
or Contemporary Ensemble
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 Hours18
Year 3
Fall
Applied Lesson 3701 2
MUTC 3712 Jazz Arranging 1 3
MUHL 3773 Music History and Literature 3 3
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUED 4823 Music Teaching in Early Childhood (Pre K-3) 2
MUED 4821 Instrumental Music Education 2
General Education Elective (Natural Science) 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 Hours16
Spring
Applied Lesson 3702 2
MUCO 3715 Choral and Instrumental Conducting 3
MUHL 3772
Music History and Literature 2
or Music History and Literature 4
3
MUED 4824 Music Teaching in the Middle School 2
MUEN 0023 Jazz Ensemble 1
General Education Elective (Social/Personal Awareness) 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 4
Fall
Senior Recital MUST be completed by the end of this semester. Application to student teach is due September 15. Placement meeting with Music Education Coordinator must occur before September 15.  
Applied Lesson 4801 (with Senior Recital)** 2
MUED 4825 Music Teaching in the High School 2
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
MUEN 0030 Jazz Combo 1
Natural Science with Lab 4
MUAC 37XX - Methods Course 1
MUAC 37XX - Methods Course 1
General Education Elective (Social Science) 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
MUED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Music Education 2
MUED 4844 Supervised Student Teaching: Music (K-12) 10
**Prior to student teaching, students are required to complete the Senior Recital.  
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours134-138
  • 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 an 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.