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B.Mus. in Music Education

One-hundred-thirty credits required. A grade of at least C is required for credit towards the Music Major, except in the Senior Seminar course, which requires a minimum grade of C.
All students pursuing a B.Mus. in Music Education must have a minimum of 30 liberal arts credits. Note: Courses followed by two asterisks do not receive credit as liberal arts.

Eighteen required music courses as follows:

  • MUH 2011-2012: Survey of Western Music I, II
  • MUH 3011: Music of the 20th Century
  • MUT 1040-1041: Creative Process I, II
  • MUT 1031-1032: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony I
  • MUT 1033-1034: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony II
  • MUT 2021-2022: Intermediate Ear-Training I, II
  • MUT 2041-2042: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony III
  • MUT 2043-2044: Comprehensive Musicianship and Keyboard Harmony IV
  • MUT 3021: Advanced Ear-Training I
  • MUT 3043: Orchestration
  • MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar

Applied Music courses including:

  • 6 semesters of either large or small ensemble and
  • 4 semesters of one-hour lessons on the primary instrument and
  • minimum of 4 semesters of piano study (replaced by music department electives if piano is the major instrument)

Fifteen required education-related courses as follows:

  • EDU 2000: Fundamentals of Schools and Teaching**
  • PSY 2001: Developmental Psychology: Birth through Late Childhood
  • PSY 2002: Developmental Psychology: Early through Late Adolescence
  • EDU 2010: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs**
  • Two of the following three Literacy courses:
    • EDU 3367: Methods for Teaching Literacy and Language Arts I**
    • EDU 3278: Literacy in the Content Areas**
    • EDU 3370: Aesthetic Literacy**
  • All of the following Music Education courses and Student Teaching:
    • MUE 2067-2070: Instrumental Rudiments I, II, III, IV**
    • MUE 2085: Piano for the Classroom Teacher**
    • MUE 2090-2091: Choral and Instrumental Conducting**
    • MUE 3054: Methods for Early Childhood/Childhood Music**
    • MUE 3057: Methods for Middle Childhood/Adolescent Music**
    • EDU 3387: Student Teaching and Seminar: Music Education*

Thirty-one credits in non-music courses, including distribution and other electives, required for NY State Certification (must be completed before graduation).
Courses must include:

  • A course in Literature (3 credits)
  • A course in Science (3 credits)
  • A course in Mathematics (3 credits)
  • One year of the equivalent of coursework in a language other than English
  • Passing score on NY State test LAST

Other requirements for NY State Certification (must be completed before graduation):

  • Passing score on NY State test AST-W
  • Child Abuse Seminar (student teaching semester)
  • Violence Prevention Seminar (student teaching semester)
  • Fingerprinting

The following required courses listed below meet NY State requirements, if taken at Manhattanville:

  • MUT 1040-1041: Creative Process I, II for a course in Communications
  • MUH 3011: Music of the Twentieth Century for a course in History
  • MUH 2012: Survey of Western Music II for a course in Written Analysis and Expression

No minor is required for the B.Mus. in Music Education. Music Education is not offered as a minor.

Ensemble Requirements for B.A. and B.Mus.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music program requires participation in a large ensemble (chorus or orchestra) in each of eight semesters, plus a minimum of two semesters of participation in smaller ensembles. The Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Education requires participation in either large or small ensembles for six semesters. Each degree program also requires participation in student recitals at least twice a year.

Senior Evaluation for B.A. and B.Mus.
For all Bachelor of Arts music candidates: MUH 3997- 3998: Music Senior Seminar and Senior Projects; for Music Education candidates: supervised teaching experience and MUH 3997: Music Senior Seminar. All music candidates, with the exception of Music Management candidates, are required to present a recital on their major instrument or voice. A grade of C constitutes the minimum standard for each part of a successful senior evaluation.