Music Major (Guitar Primary)(B.Mus) (Combined B.Mus./M.A.T. Teaching with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool - Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Music (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program during the undergraduate program.

Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  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 Overview

General Education Requirements7
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements82-84
Teacher Education Program Requirements (including Graduate swing courses)36
Total Credits128-133

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Performance Courses
Course must be completed seven times, for a total of 14 credits.14
Applied Music
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete course 7 times.)0
MUPR 485Senior Recital: Music Education0
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
Music Theory
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
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
Educational Sequence
MUED 203Foundations of Music Education3
MUED 419Choral Methods3
MUED 420Instrumental Methods3
Area Requirements - Guitar
Complete either the Classical Track or the Jazz Track. See requirements below.27-29
Total Credits82-84

Classical Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 6 times.)3
Complete 4 classes from the following: 2
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II1
MUED 309Popular Music Techniques1
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
or MUPR 255 Problems of Performance
Total Credits27

Jazz Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MUPR 210Jazz Keyboard and Theory2
MUEN 190Jazz Ensemble (Complete 6 times.)3
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 2 times.)1
Complete 2 courses from the following:1
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Electronic Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
MUEN 120Band (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 355Jazz Arranging3
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I1
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I1
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II1
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I1
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II1
MUED 309Popular Music Techniques1
MUGN 109Introduction to Jazz3
Total Credits29

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with P-12 Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Teacher Education Prerequisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
G. Computer Science
Music and Computer Technology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits7

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
SASE 320 Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SASE 321 Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
 Credits9
Spring
SASE 322 Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching 3
SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
SPED 483 Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits6
Spring
SPED 566 Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 690 Action Research in Inclusive Settings 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits40
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
FallCredits
SASE 526 Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
SASE 527 Clinical Practice I 3
SPED 584 Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice 3
Teaching Methods Course 3-4
 Credits12-13
Spring
SASE 529 Clinical Practice II 6
SASE 543 Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits21-22