Music Major, Music Education Concentration (Voice 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 - Voice
Complete the area requirements listed below.27
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.39
Total Credits134
 

Voice Requirements

MUPR 130Introduction to Diction: English and Italian1
MUPR 131Diction Overview: German and French1
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 8 times.)4
Complete 2 courses from the following:1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MUPR 441Pedagogy Of The Voice3
Complete 3 classes from the following:3
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MSSN 121Secondary Instrument Guitar I1
MUPR 200Vocal Coaching0
MUPR 255Problems of Performance3
Total Credits27
 

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