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    May 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General, Choral and Instrumental Music (teacher certification) (Specialization: Choral–Vocal), BM


The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved a change to this program after the publication of the Catalog. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information. 

 


 

The Division of Music Education at the University of North Texas is dedicated to empowering students through learning opportunities that are contextual and relevant to a career in teaching. To become an effective music educator, each student must commit to excellence in both teaching and musicianship.

Click here to view the general “Bachelor of Music ” requirements within the “College of Music ” section.

Degree requirements


The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Music with a major in general, choral and instrumental music (teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 128 hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Music  requirements.

Major requirements


A minimum grade of C is required for all courses listed as ”major requirements” and “minor requirements” for the Bachelor of Music with a major in general, choral and instrumental music.

64-70 hours, including:

Additional requirements


One jazz MULB credit may be substituted for one other MULB credit with permission of division. Lab participation is required each long term/semester.

Other course requirements


Minor requirements


A minimum grade of C is required for all courses listed as  ”major requirements” and “minor requirements” for the Bachelor of Music with a major in general, choral and instrumental music.

 18 hours in music and education, including:

Additional requirements


Choral–keyboard or guitar students also take MUED 4103 . Instrumental and instrumental–elementary students also take MUED 4109 . For all other tracks, an additional 3 hours are required in consultation with an advisor.

Electives


As many as needed to complete the degree.

Other requirements


  • All non-keyboard majors must enroll in secondary piano each long term/semester until proficiency is passed.
  • Those students who choose a keyboard or guitar concentration must take the secondary voice/instrument appropriate to the intended teaching area and qualify for participation in the appropriate music laboratory (see section on “Graduation Requirements”).
  • Candidates must pass the Concentration Proficiency Exam in the principal instrument or voice.
  • Instrumental–elementary students must pass the Secondary Voice Proficiency.

Supplemental information


This program is designed to prepare students for entry into the music teaching profession and related career areas. The curriculum emphasizes public school teacher competencies in music performance, literature and pedagogy. This degree program also leads to Texas teacher certification in all-level music.

Students majoring in general, choral and instrumental music must minor in education and complete a minimum of 12 hours of applied music in one concentration and 2 hours in the secondary applied field.

The curriculum is designed to develop teacher knowledge and skills as a public school general music teacher, choral director, band director or orchestra director. It is recommended that the student’s applied music concentration be appropriate to the intended teaching specialty (voice for the general music and choral areas, and band/orchestral instrument for the instrumental areas). Those students who choose a keyboard or guitar concentration must take the secondary voice/instrument appropriate to the intended teaching area and qualify for participation in the appropriate music laboratory (see subsequent section, “Graduation Requirements”).

When the student has completed the 12-semester-hour requirement in the applied concentration, the Applied Music Examining Committee in the student’s area of concentration decides if any additional hours are required.

Admission to teacher education


Students apply formally after completing 60 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.75, including sufficient progress toward degree.

Additional requirements

Students must present acceptable admissions scores at the time of application. See the College of Education  section for further information about admission to teacher education.​

Student teaching program


The student must meet the following requirements prior to student teaching.

College of Music

The student must earn no grade lower than C in each required music course and have an overall 2.75 grade point average. Completion of:

College of Education

Students must complete the requirements of the State of Texas for teacher certification as listed in the College of Education, including 12 hours of courses and student teaching:

Additional requirements

  • The student must be within 6 semester hours (including only University Core Curriculum requirements) of completing degree course work.
  • By midterm of the term/semester prior to student teaching, the student must file student-teaching application forms.
  • Before filing student-teaching application forms, the student must have passed the Piano Proficiency Examination, Conducting Proficiency Examination (or equivalent course credit), Instrumental Proficiency Examinations or Voice Proficiency Examination, and Concentration Proficiency Examination.

Students should refer to the College of Education  section in this catalog for further information regarding student teaching programs. 

Graduation requirements


Candidates for graduation must complete all of the following laboratory requirements. Any deviation must be approved by the associate dean for academic affairs.

  1. All students whose applied music concentration is in a band/orchestral instrument or voice participate in music laboratories appropriate to their intended teaching area each term/semester in residence.
    1. Band curriculum:
    2. Orchestra curriculum:
    3. Choral curriculum:
  2. All students whose applied music concentration is in piano or organ participate a minimum of two terms/semesters in MULB 1811 - Accompanying , with remaining laboratories to be in their intended teaching area (as shown above in 1) each long term/semester.

Additional information


  • Completion of the University Core Curriculum (42 hours). See University Core Curriculum requirements . Some courses required on degree plans may be used to fulfill requirements under Communication, Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences, American History, Government/Political Science, Creative Arts, Language, Philosophy and Culture, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Core Option (Component Area Option) Courses. 
  • Proficiency examinations:
    • Piano Proficiency Examination.
    • Successful completion of the Upper Division Examination in applied lessons (MUAC and MUAM).

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUAC 1503 - Voice   1–3 hours   MUAC 1503 - Voice   1–3 hours  
MUAG 1905 - English Diction for Singers   1 hour   MUAG 1909 - Italian Diction   1 hour  
MUTH 1400 - Theory I   2 hours   MUED 2310 - Musicianship for Teaching I   2 hours  
MUTH 1410 - Aural Skills I   1 hour   MUTH 1500 - Theory II   2 hours  
Communication core   3 hours MUTH 1510 - Aural Skills II   1 hour  
Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour Communication core   3 hours
Music History Elective from Menu 3 hours Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour
Piano Group 1 hour Piano Group 1 hour
       
Total 14 hours Total 13 hours

 

Summer 1
MUTH 2400 - Theory III   2 hours  
MUTH 2410 - Aural Skills III   1 hour  
Mathematics core   3 hours
Total 6 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUAC 1503 - Voice   1–3 hours   MUAC 1503 - Voice   1–3 hours  
MUAG 1013 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour   MUAG 1014 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour  
MUAG 1906 - French Diction   1 hour   MUAG 1101 - Introduction to Winds and Percussion Methods   1 hour  
MUED 3100 - Musicianship for Teaching II   3 hours   MUAG 1907 - German Diction   1 hour  
MUET 3030 - Music Cultures of the World   3 hours   MUAG 3800 - Fundamentals of Conducting   2 hours  
MUTH 2500 - Theory IV   2 hours   MUED 3200 - Musicianship for Teaching III   3 hours  
MUTH 2510 - Aural Skills IV   1 hour   PHYS 1270 - Science and Technology of Musical Sound   3 hours  
Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour
Total 14 hours Total 14 hours

 

Summer 2
American History core   3 hours 
American History core   3 hours 
Government/Political Science core   3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours
Total 12 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUAC 3503 - Voice   1–3 hours   HDFS 3123 - Child Development for Non-Majors   3 hours  
MUAG 3820 - Choral Conducting   2 hours   MUAC 3503 - Voice   1–3 hours  
MUAG 4310 - Science and Pedagogy of Singing   2 hours   MUED 4203 - Secondary Choral Methods   3 hours  
MUMH 3500 - Music History and Literature to 1750   3 hours   MUMH 3510 - Music History and Literature Since 1750   3 hours  
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours Government/Political Science core    3 hours
Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1hour
Elective 3 hours String Class 1 hour
Total 17 hours Total 16 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
EDCI 3800 - Professional Issues in Teaching   3 hours    EDCI 4148 - Student Teaching for Music Education   3 hours  
EDCI 4060 - Content Area Reading   3 hours   EDME 4103 - Student Teaching in Grades 4–8   3 hours  
MUED 4103 - Advanced Techniques and Materials for Elementary General Music Instruction   3 hours      
Ensemble for Vocal Perf and MUTV 1 hour    
MUTV Advanced MUMH Options 3 hours    
Elective 3 hours    
Total 16 hours  Total 6 hours