Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Music Education (BME at University Park only) (139 min. credits)

Effective Spring 2014 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship INotes for: MUSIC 121

MUSIC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 131 Music Theory INotes for: MUSIC 131

MUSIC 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 040S First-Year Seminar Notes for: MUSIC 040S

MUSIC 040S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Literature (GH) (US, if possible)Notes for: Humanities/Literature (GH) (US)

Humanities/Literature (GH) (US)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 110 Keyboard Skills (if recommended)Notes for: MUSIC 110

MUSIC 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 115: Beginning Voice Class (if recommended)Notes for: MUSIC 115

MUSIC 115

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Quantification Course (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 13 (Average credits)

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship IINotes for: MUSIC 122

MUSIC 122

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 132 Music Theory IINotes for: MUSIC 132

MUSIC 132

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 162 (IL) Intro to Music HistoryNotes for: MUSIC 162

MUSIC 162

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 112 Guitar TechniquesNotes for: MUSIC 112

MUSIC 112

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
.5
MUSIC 116 Intermediate Voice Class (non-voice majors)Notes for: MUSIC 116

MUSIC 116

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 387 Language Diction for Singers: Italian and English (voice majors)Notes for: MUSIC 387

MUSIC 387

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
EDPSY 10 (GS) Individual Differences and EducationNotes for: EDPSY 010

EDPSY 010

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGLISH 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

015A = US
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGLISH 030+ (GWS) Honors Freshman ComposititionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 170 Keyboard Skills (if recommended)Notes for: MUSIC 170

MUSIC 170

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 15.5 (Average credits)

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship IIINotes for: MUSIC 221

MUSIC 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 231 Music Theory IIINotes for: MUSIC 231

MUSIC 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 262 Survey of Music History II (IL)Notes for: MUSIC 262

MUSIC 262

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 151 Brass Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 151

MUSIC 151

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 152 Percussion Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 152

MUSIC 152

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 153 String Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 153

MUSIC 153

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 154 Woodwind Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 154

MUSIC 154

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
INART 258A (GA) Fundamentals of Digital Audio (3)Notes for: INART 258A

INART 258A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or INART 258B (GA) Fundamentals of Digital Audio (1)Notes for: INART 258B

INART 258B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1/3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
GN or GA^

Electives

3
MUSIC 210 Keyboard Skills III (if recommended)Notes for: MUSIC 210

MUSIC 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 19 (average credits)

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IVNotes for: MUSIC 222

MUSIC 222

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
*MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History IINotes for: MUSIC 261

MUSIC 261

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MUSIC 331 Tonal AnalysisNotes for: MUSIC 331

MUSIC 331

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 270 Keyboard Skills IVNotes for: MUSIC 270

MUSIC 270

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 295A Ealry Field Experience in Music EducationNotes for: MUSIC 295A

MUSIC 295A

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 151 Brass Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 151

MUSIC 151

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 152 Percussion Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 152

MUSIC 152

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 153 String Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 153

MUSIC 153

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 154 Woodwind Techniques INotes for: MUSIC 154

MUSIC 154

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 216 Care and Nurture of Young Singing VoicesNotes for: MUSIC 216

MUSIC 216

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
.5
PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or HD FS 229 (GS) Infant and Child DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 229 (GS)

HD FS 229 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or HD FS 239 (GS) Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239 (GS)

HD FS 239 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education Course (GN or GA)

Gen Ed Course

3
Total credits 19.5 (Average credits)

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 332 Analysis of 20th Century Music or theory selection **Notes for: MUSIC 332

MUSIC 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 266 Basic ConductingNotes for: MUSIC 266

MUSIC 266

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 340 Music Learning and DevelopmentNotes for: MUSIC 340

MUSIC 340

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 341 Instructional Materials in MusicNotes for: MUSIC 341

MUSIC 341

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 395A Cohort Practicum INotes for: MUSIC 295A

MUSIC 295A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Individual EmphasisNotes for: Individual Emphasis

Individual Emphasis

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1+
ENGLISH 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202 (GWS)

3
C I 280 (GH) Introduction to Teaching English to English Language LearnersNotes for: CI 280 (GH)

CI 280 (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 18 (Average credits)

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 366 Intermediate ConductingNotes for: MUSIC 366

MUSIC 366

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 345 Instructional Practices in MusicNotes for: MUSIC 345

MUSIC 345

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 395B Cohort Practicum IINotes for: MUSIC 395B

MUSIC 395B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Individual EmphasisNotes for: Individual Emphasis

Individual Emphasis

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
SPLED 400 Inclusive Special Ed FoundationsNotes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
General Education Course (GN or GA)

Gen Ed Course

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

GHA

1.5
Total credits 19.5 (Average credits)

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Applied InstrumentNotes for: Applied Instrument

Applied Instrument

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 101 Music Common HourNotes for: MUSIC 101

MUSIC 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 332 Analysis of Twentieth Century MusicNotes for: MUSIC 332

MUSIC 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 441W Emphasis in Elementary General and Choral MusicNotes for: MUSIC 441W

MUSIC 441W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 442W Emphasis in Secondary General MusicNotes for: MUSIC 442W

MUSIC 442W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 444W Emphasis in Elementary and Intermediate Band

MUSIC 444W

or MUSIC 445W Emphasis in High School BandNotes for: MUSIC 445W

MUSIC 445W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 446W Emphasis in Strings and OrchestraNotes for: MUSIC 446W

MUSIC 446W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Individual Emphasis

Individual Emphasis

1 +
or SPLED 403B Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive SettingsNotes for: SPLED 403B

SPLED 403B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
General Education Course (GN or GA)

Gen Ed Course

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 20.5 (Average credits)

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 495 Student Teaching/InternshipNotes for: MUSIC 495

MUSIC 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
12
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required:  139

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: 

Entrance to Major requirements:  See University Bulletin:  http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/

*General Education Arts credits by petition.  Petitioning credits for GA does not reduce the amount of credits required for degree.

Courses with the designation US, IL, and Other Cultures may be double-counted with other courses.  However, Other Cultures may not be double-counted with a course having the designation IL or US

Piano proficiency:  All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction) as advised until the piano proficiency is passed.

**Music 332 is required for graduation.  Select from MUSIC 181, MUSIC 267, or MUSIC 420.

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Requirements: 

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required.

Audition Requirement:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html  For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
015A = US