Music Major, Music Education Concentration (Keyboard Primary) with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool-Grade12) (B.Mus.)

The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is a 5-year program designed to prepare students for teaching careers in New Jersey's public schools, as well as private or out-of-state schools. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive both the Bachelor of Music degree and an initial licensure from the state of New Jersey.

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Music must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.     

Major Requirements

Music Education Core Requirements
Applied Keyboard
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 325Applied Music V2
MUAP 326Applied Music VI2
MUAP 427Applied Music VII2
Senior Recital
MUPR 485Senior Recital: Music Education0
Performance Practicum
MUPR 139Performance Practicum 10
Music History
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
World Music
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
Music Education Courses
MUED 203Foundations of Music Education3
MUED 419Choral Methods3
MUED 420Instrumental Methods3
Chamber Ensembles
MUEN 180Chamber Ensemble Performance0.5
MUEN 190Jazz Ensemble0.5
Select two of the following: 21
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Laboratory Ensemble
Complete 1 course two times:1
Laboratory Ensemble
MUCP 310Keyboard Harmony I1
MUCP 311Keyboard Harmony II1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1-2
or MUPR 436 Piano Pedagogy I
Instrumental Technique Classes
Select six of the following:6
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Marching Band Techniques
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
Classical or Jazz Track
Select one of the following tracks:26-29
Classical Keyboard Track
Theory/Aural Skills-Classical
Theory I
Theory II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory III
Theory IV
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Beginning Jazz Improvisation
Major Ensemble-Classical
Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 6 times.)
Additional Requirements-Classical
Theory VI-Orchestration
Problems of Performance
Music and Computer Technology I
Jazz Keyboard Track
Theory/Aural Skills-Jazz
Theory I
Theory II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Theory III
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Jazz Theory
Major Ensemble-Jazz
Jazz Ensemble (Complete 6 times.)
Montclair State University Chorale (Complete twice.)
Additional Requirements-Jazz
Jazz Arranging
Introduction to Jazz
Music and Computer Technology I
Total Credits79-83

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
Select one of the following:3
Teaching for Equity and Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Select one of the following:1
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
SASE 310Inclusion in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SASE 314Assessment of Learning1
SASE 316Integrating Technology Across the School Curriculum1
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Methods Course(s)
Select one of the following according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Dance Methods
Teaching English (secondary)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
The Teaching of Health
and Seminar in Physical Education
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Latin
Methods and Material of TESL
Teaching of Mathematics
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Professional Semester Courses
SASE 452Teaching for Learning II3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits49-54