Music Major (Instrumental Primary)(B.Mus.)(Combined B.Mus./M.A.T. 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

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
See the World Languages and Cultures page for language requirement details.
III. Major Requirements
A. Performance Courses
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
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete course 7 times.)0
MUPR 485Senior Recital: Music Education0
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUED 435Conducting for Music Educators2
B. 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
C. 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
D. Educational Sequence
MUED 203Foundations of Music Education3
MUED 419Choral Methods3
MUED 420Instrumental Methods3
E. Area Requirements - Instrumental
Complete either the Classical Track or the Jazz Track. See requirements below.27-29
F. Graduate Course
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools3
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.44
Total Credits142-144

Classical Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
Complete 4 credits from the following:4
Orchestra
Band
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
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
Complete 8 courses from the following:8
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Marching Band Techniques
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Popular Music Techniques
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
Total Credits27

Jazz Track

MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MUPR 210Jazz Keyboard and Theory2
MUEN 190Jazz Ensemble (Complete 6 times.)3
Complete 1 credit from the following:1
Orchestra
Band
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 100Montclair State University Chorale (Complete 2 times.)1
MUCP 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 355Jazz Arranging3
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
Complete 8 credits from the following:8
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Marching Band Techniques
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Percussion Instruments
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Popular Music Techniques
MUGN 109Introduction to Jazz3
Total Credits29

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
or BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life
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
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive 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
Total Credits44