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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Major


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BA degree

Requirements


The base major requires 52 credits of MUS courses; students who elect an option will add from 12 to 16 additional credits to that number (26 for teaching). Students not electing an option will have 12 free electives. The degree program remains at 120 total credits except for those doing teaching.

First Year


Second Year


First Semester: 15 credits


  • Language I - 3 credits
  • Gen Ed Math - 3 credits
  • Free Electives - 3 credit

Second Semester: 15 credits


  • Language II - 3 credits
  • Gen Ed Ethics Elective - 3 credits
  • Free Electives - 3 credits

Third Year


First Semester: 17 credits


  • General Education Science - 3 credits
  • Free Electives - 6 credits

Second Semester: 14 credits


  • General Education Science - 3 credits
  • Free Electives - 3 credits

Fourth Year


First Semester: 15 credits


 

  • MUSXXX Elective/Ensemble - 1 credit
  • Free Electives - 6 credits

Second Semester: 14 credits


 

  • MUSXXX Elective/Ensemble - 1 credit
  • Free Electives - 6 credits

Total credits: 120


Distribution/Gen Ed Requirements


Music majors are subject to the General Education requirements of the University and to the following distribution requirements:

Six credit hours in a foreign language (two semesters in the same language).

Six credits in World Civilizations (HST 103, 104).

Students majoring in Music will meet their departmentally-determined General Education requirements as follows:

Area D


Area G


Areas E, S, and M:


Choose from lists of approved courses; it is recommended that students enroll in PHY 261, Physics of Music.

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.
 

Other requirements:


 

PSY 201 or 215 - 3 credits (Note: PSY 101 is a pre-requisite to PSY 201 and 215)

 

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