College of Arts & Sciences
(39-40 Semester Hours)
See General Education Curriculum Requirements
Teacher Education Majors are required to pass the following courses with a C or higher as part of their major and their General Education Curriculum.
(for course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Bulletin) (grade of C or better required)
MUS 101 - Theory I MUS 102 - Theory II MUS 103 - Theory Lab I MUS 104 - Theory Lab II MUS 105 - Introduction to Music Literature MUS 121 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 122 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 201 - Theory III MUS 202 - Theory IV MUS 203 - Theory Lab III MUS 204 - Theory Lab IV MUS 220 - Class Instruments MUS 221 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 222 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 301 - History Of Music MUS 302 - History Of Music MUS 305 - Form and Analysis MUS 306 - Arranging and Orchestration Techniques MUS 315 - Conducting MUS 316 - Choral Conducting MUS 320 - Music Education Materials and Methods MUS 321 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 322 - Major Piano, Voice MUS 325 - Secondary Music Methods MUS 421 - Major Piano, Voice
Select Music Ensemble: (7 Semester Hours)
MUS 106 - Jazz Ensemble MUS 108 - Instrumental Ensemble MUS 110 - University Chorus MUS 112 - New Horizon MUS 114 - Chorale MUS 115 - Chamber Singers MUS 116 - Male Ensemble
Secondary Music Sequence: (4 Semester Hours)
Piano majors will take four hours of Secondary Voice or Instrument; all other Music majors take the Group Keyboard Skills sequence.
MUS 107 - Group Keyboard Skills I MUS 109 - Group Keyboard Skills II MUS 207 - Group Keyboard Skills III MUS 209 - Group Keyboard Skills IV
MUS 127 - Secondary Piano, Voice (4 semester hours)
BSB 101 - General Biology I BSB 101L - General Biology I Laboratory BSB 102 - General Biology II BSB 102L - General Biology II Laboratory
(Minimum grade of C required)
ED 300 - Education as a Profession ED 302 - Art and Science of Teaching ED 306 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners ED 401 - Teacher Internship Seminar: Classroom Management ED 407 - Observation and Directed Teaching Grades K-12 PSY 360 - Educational Psychology
Note: Students wishing to obtain teacher licensure must meet the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education (after completing ED 300) and the requirements for Admission to Teacher Internship (before entering ED 401).
In addition to the requirements of the major and the General Education Curriculum requirements, an additional 3 semester hours of coursework is required to meet the requirments of a Bachelor of Music degree. Suggested course: MUS 242 - Computers in Music
Total Hours Required for a BM in Music Education: 129 Semester Hours
Applied study is offered in class and private instruction. Generally, beginning instruction is carried out in class lessons. Private lessons are for one hour per week. Students enrolled in major applied are required to perform in a jury exam at the end of each semester.
A piano proficiency exam is required of all Music Education and Music Therapy majors. All Music Therapy majors must also demonstrate proficiency in guitar. All Music majors are required to participate in a Performance Class once each semester after the first semester.
Department of MusicDr. Julia MortyakovaChair
Poindexter Hall Phone: (662) 241-6399Fax: (662) 329-8562
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439