2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Music Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate essential competencies in musicianship skills in written theory, aural skills, keyboard musicianship, and music technology.
  2. Show advanced applied music skills in one primary performance area.
  3. Recount the essential outlines of music history, music literature, and an awareness of significant non-western musical styles.
  4. Articulate a clear application of the concepts of calling, role, path, and purpose as they apply to the music discipline.
  5. Demonstrate a broad conceptual understanding of pedagogical methods and strategies for teaching and learning music at various levels.
  6. Demonstrate a comprehensive set of strategies used to facilitate music-making in a variety of settings.
  7. Articulate a convincing rationale for the importance of music education.

Core Curriculum

(Required of all Music majors)

Applied Music and Ensembles

Total Core: 31 Units

Required Courses

In addition to the Core Curriculum above:

Total Program: 64 Units


*Involves off-campus field experiences
**Must advance to the 3000-level

Transfer students and PLNU students changing their major to the B.A. in Music Education degree must complete one ensemble and one unit of applied music each semester.

Encouraged Electives:

Additional requirements for the California Teaching Credential are listed in the School of Education  under the Single-Subject credential. The Teaching Credential requires an extra year after the degree is earned.

Total Degree (with FE): 123 Units

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