Music Major (Keyboard Primary)(B.Mus.)(Combined B.Mus./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Music (Preschool - Grade 12) Keyboard 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 as an undergraduate.

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.

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.     

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.

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 Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
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
MUPR 410Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
Music Requirements for Keyboard Primary
Major Ensemble
Complete a minimum of 6 times:3
Montclair State University Chorale
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
Laboratory Ensemble
Complete a minimum of two times:1
Laboratory Ensemble
Keyboard Harmony
MUCP 310Keyboard Harmony I1
MUCP 311Keyboard Harmony II1
MUPR 411Jazz Pedagogy1-2
or MUPR 436 Piano Pedagogy I
Instrumental Techniques Classes
MUED 105Instrumental Techniques: Strings I 31
MUED 106Instrumental Techniques: Strings II1
MUED 132Marching Band Techniques1
MUED 304Instrumental Techniques: Brass I 31
MUED 305Instrumental Techniques: Brass II 31
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUED 307Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I 31
MUED 308Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II 31
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
Additional Requirements
MUCP 304Theory VI-Orchestration3
or MUPR 255 Problems of Performance
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
Graduate Course
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools 33
Total Credits83-84

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

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
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 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44