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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Music Major


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BA degree

Requirements


Music (BA) is a 120 credit, four-year program of study. 

For Music Education Licensure requirements, see further below.

First Year


Second Year


First Semester: 14 credits


  • MUS 1XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Foreign Language I - Credits: 3
  • Free Elective - Credits: 1

Second Semester: 16 credits


  • MUS 1XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Foreign Language II - Credits: 3
  • The Social World - Credits: 3

Third Year


First Semester: 16 credits


  • MUS 3XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Science (Natural World) - Credits: 3
  • Free Electives - Credits: 3

Second Semester: 14 credits


  • MUS 3XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Science (Engaged Community) - Credits: 3
  • ENL XXX Literature Elective - Credits: 3

Fourth Year


First Semester: 15 credits


  • MUS 3XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Free Electives - Credits: 6

Second Semester: 15 credits


  • MUS 3XX Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • Free Electives - Credits: 4
  • Math Elective - Credits: 3

Total credits: 120


Music Education Licensure


The Music Department is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer courses for Initial Licensure in Music Education (K-12). Reciprocal agreements allow this certification to be valid in many states in addition to Massachusetts. This program is open to all qualified baccalaureate music majors. It is also available to individuals with degrees who wish to gain certification in music education. Requirements to enter and remain active in the student teaching preparation curriculum:

  • Grades of B- or above in all music courses
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the Director of the Music Education program, and at least one other from a member of the Music faculty.
  • An interview with the Department Chairperson and  Music Education Coordinator.
  • Pass the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) and the Music Content Area test of the MTEL as a prerequisite to student teaching.

Program requirements will be revised to reflect on-going developments in state regulations and educational reform.

Requirements are also listed on the CVPA website at:  http://www.umassd.edu/cvpa/programs/musiceducation.html

As part of the BA degree, students must satisfy University Studies requirements along with the required music courses. Additionally, students will enroll in MUS 1XX Ensemble for the first four semesters and MUS 3XX for the next three semesters for a total of seven credits in ensemble.  Also, students will enroll in each of the following Instrumental/Vocal Method Courses:
 

Requirements


First Year


First Semester: 14 credits

  • MUS 1XX - Applied Lessons I - Credits: 1
  • MUS 1XX- Ensemble - Credits: 1
Second Semester: 17 credits

  • MUS 1XX - Applied Lessons II - Credits: 1
  • MUS 1XX - Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • MUS 2XX - Instrumental/Vocal Method - Credits: 1

Second Year


First Semester: 17 credits

  • MUS 1XX - Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • MUS 2XX - Applied Lessons III - Credits: 1
  • MUS 2XX - Instrumental/Vocal Method - Credits: 1
  • XXX XXX - Science (Natural World) - Credits: 3
Second Semester: 17 credits

  • MUS 1XX - Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • MUS 2XX - Applied Lessons IV - Credits: 1
  • MUS 2XX - Instrumental/Vocal Method - Credits: 1
  • XXX XXX - Social World (S Society) - Credits: 3

Third Year


First Semester: 17 credits

  • MUS 2XX - Instrumental/Vocal Method - Credits: 1
  • MUS 3XX - Applied Lessons V - Credits: 1
  • MUS 3XX - Ensemble - Credits: 1
Second Semester: 17 credits

  • MUS 2XX - Instrumental/Vocal Method - Credits: 1
  • MUS 3XX - Applied Lessons VI - Credits: 1
  • MUS 3XX - Ensemble - Credits: 1
  • XXX XXX - Literture Elective - Credits: 3
  • XXX XXX - Mathematics Elective - Credits: 3

Fourth Year


First Semester: 15 credits

  • AED 415 - Special Needs - Credits 3
  • MUS 3XX - Ensemble -  Credits: 1
  • MUS 4XX - Applied Lessons VII - Credits: 1
  • XXX XXX - Science (Engaged Community) - Credits: 3
Second Semester: 12 credits

Total Credits: 126


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