Music Major, Music Education Concentration (Guitar Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.Mus.)

The Bachelor of Music degree with the concentration in  Music Education is designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey's public schools, as well as community music schools and private or out-of-state schools.

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Music must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the State of New Jersey. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
See the World Languages and Cultures page for language requirement details.
III. Major Requirements
A. Performance Courses
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 325Applied Music V2
MUAP 326Applied Music VI2
MUAP 427Applied Music VII2
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete course 7 times.)0
MUPR 485Senior Recital: Music Education0
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
B. Music Theory
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
C. Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
D. Educational Sequence
MUED 203Foundations of Music Education3
MUED 419Choral Methods3
MUED 420Instrumental Methods3
E. Area Requirements - Guitar
Complete either the Classical Track or the Jazz Track. See requirements below.27-29
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.39
Total Credits134-136
 

Classical Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 6 times.)3
Complete 4 classes from the following: 2
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II1
MUED 309Popular Music Techniques1
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
or MUPR 255 Problems of Performance
Total Credits27

Jazz Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MUPR 210Jazz Keyboard and Theory2
MUEN 190Jazz Ensemble (Complete 6 times.)3
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 2 times.)1
Complete 2 courses from the following:1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 355Jazz Arranging3
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II1
MUED 309Popular Music Techniques1
MUGN 109Introduction to Jazz3
Total Credits29

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40