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B.Mus. degree program in music education
HEGIS code 0832
NYS SED program code 26815

Bachelor's degree programs for adolescence education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish), physics, and social studies (Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, economics, history, political science, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, sociology), and special subjects (all grades): music - full information and requirements

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Davis, Susan A. Music Education Coordinator 718.951.5954 423 Whitehead Hall sdavis @ Office Hours by appointment


Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive.
Departmental Requirements: (91 credits plus foreign language or proficiency)

Students must complete the Conservatory of Music and Department of Secondary Education requirements in sections I, II, and III below for the B.Mus. degree program in music education.

I. Music core (57 credits)

Music 3211, 3212, 3213, 3214 (8 credits).
Music 3221, 3222, 3223, 3224 (4 credits).
Music 3231 and 3232, or 3235; 3233 or 3236; 3234 or 3237 (12 credits).
Music 11.2 or 3241, 11.3 or 3242, 11.4 or 3243 (12 credits).
Music 4430, 4431, or 4440, or a course in American or non-western cultures approved by the director of the Conservatory of Music (3 credits).
Music 3700-3781, as assigned by the Conservatory of Music (6 credits).
Music 3791, 3792, 3793, 3794, 3795 and 3796 (12 credits).

II. Music education courses (19 credits)

Music 3350 or 3352 (3 credits).
Music 2510 (0 credits; minimum of four terms of 2510 required).
Music 2520 and 3590, or 2530 (3 credits).
Music 3581, 3582, and 3583 (9 credits).
Music 3600-3661 (4 credits chosen from these courses).

III. Education courses (15 credits)

In addition to the required Bachelor of Music in Music Education curriculum, music education majors must complete the following pedagogical courses, including student teaching (15 credits):

Secondary Education 2001, 2002 and 3456 (9 credits).
Secondary Education 4413 (6 credits).

Completion of a special subjects program as part of a major in music education qualifies students for New York State initial certification in special subjects for all grades.
Admission requirements and academic standing
Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401 or 3402; an average of 2.75 in Secondary Education 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to Secondary Education 3401 and/or 3402; to take Secondary Education 4413 or 4401-4406, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the program director of adolescence education and special subjects; to take Secondary Education 4407-4412, students must earn a B- or higher in Secondary Education 4401-4406, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the program director of adolescence education and special subjects. A student who takes Secondary Education 4407-4412 prior to Secondary Education 4401-4406 must earn a B- or better grade in Secondary Education 4407-4412 to take Secondary Education 4401-4406.

All music courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in music must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Program recommendations
Music majors should complete Music 3211 and 3221 in the lower-freshman term. Students planning to obtain New York State music teacher certification (all grades) should consult a Conservatory of Music counselor in their first term.

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