The Catholic University of America

This text is excerpted from the 2013-2014 CUA Announcements. Please refer to the Announcements for further information on academic policies and programs.

GENERAL-CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATION

Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for all levels appear at the end of the Undergraduate Programs section. MUS 147, 148, 170, 172, 173, 174, 323, 337, 338, and 353 are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary.

Music education majors are required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (Praxis I) during their freshman year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 453 or 454.  CUA required scores: Reading -- 177; Writing -- 173; Math -- 177.

Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.

Music elective credits, when used as substitutes for music course credits, may be satisfied by either MUS or MUPI. In order for MUPI credits to count toward the degree, a jury is required.

Mus Ed Gen-Ch
Basic Musicianship and Performance
credits
MUPI 171
Principal Instrument or Voice (8 semesters @ 3 credits)
24
MUPI 181 Private piano instruction (4 semesters @ 1 credit each) (non-piano principals) 4
MUS 100
Studio X (8 semesters @ 0 credits)
0
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222
Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, III, IV (4 semesters @ 2 credits each)
8
MUS 123, 124, 223, 224
Harmony I, II, III, IV (4 semesters @ 2 credits each)
8
MUS 147
Folk Instruments of the World for Music Educators
2
MUS 148
World Percussion Techniques
1
MUS 116
Instrumental Techniques for the General-Choral Music Educator
3
MUS 476 Combined Lyric Diction I (voice principals) 2
MUS 321
Form and Analysis I
3
MUS 323
Orchestration
3
MUS 325, 326, 327
History of Music I, II, III (3 credits each)
9
MUS 337, 338
Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting (2 credits each)
4
MUS 155/156
Piano Sight Reading (piano principals only)
(2)
MUS 400
Piano Pedagogy I (piano principals only)
(2)
MUS ___
Chorus (7 semesters @ 1 credit)
No performing ensemble is required during the semester of Supervised Internship
7
MUS 499
Senior Solo Recital (45 minutes)
0
 
Piano Proficiency Exam; Piano Principals: Level VIII
0
 
Total Basic Musicianship and Performance:
78(82)
 
Professional Education
 
EDUC 251
Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 361
Psychology of Education
3
MUS 138
Introduction to Music Education
2
MUS 150
Field Experiences in Music Education (each semester until 100 hours of field experience acquired)
0
MUS 421
Elementary General-Choral Student Teaching
4
MUS 421A Secondary General-Choral Student Teaching 4
MUS 421B General-Choral Student Teaching Seminar 1
MUS 453
Elementary General-Choral Music Methods
3
MUS 454
Secondary General-Choral Music Methods
3
 
Total Professional Education:
23
 
General Studies
 
ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric (Freshman year)
3
HUM 101
Classics in Conversation (Sophomore year)
3
ENG ___
English Elective
3
PHIL 201, 202
The Classical Mind, The Modern Mind (3 credits each) (Freshman year)
6
TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding (Freshman year)
3
TRS 200-/300-/400-level
Theology Course
3
TRS 200-/300-/400-level
Theology Course
3
(To be determined by student in consultation with adviser.)
Academic (non-music) Electives
12
 
Total General Studies:
36
 
Total Credits for Degree Program:
137(141)