Dec 01, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, BA

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Music Core Courses: Required for all Bachelor of Arts in Music majors

Music History: 8 Credits

Ensembles: 8 semesters

Large ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice each semester in residence; may be taken for 0 or 1 credit. Students with junior standing or above may register at the 300-level for upper-division credit.

Piano: 2 Credits

(and pass the Piano Proficiency Test)

Recital Attendance: 0 Credits

Total: 34-42 Credits

* Waived for students who pass the Piano Proficiency Test without enrolling in these courses

Major Requirements

Techniques and Methods: Choose Four:

* A Music education major is to take the methods courses not representing the family of his or her major instrument or voice.

Total: 66 Credits

Note: This curriculum does not include teaching licensure/certification. Students majoring in Music Education and seeking licensure to teach in public schools may elect one of two paths: 1) They may complete licensure courses through the School of Learning and Teaching’s College of Education concurrently with or following undergraduate study (34 credits), typically requiring an additional year beyond the baccalaureate degree, or degree and licensure in five years; or 2) pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (twelve-month program) which includes licensure requirements. Licensure requirements can be found in the Pacific University College of Arts and Sciences Catalog under Education/Required Professional Courses for Early Childhood & Elementary School Authorizations or Middle School and High School Authorizations, as appropriate; and Master of Arts in Teaching requirements can be found in the College of Education section of the Pacific University Graduate and Professions Catalog.

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