Music PreK-Adult, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critcal Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Natural Science4
ART 112 Bison image Intro To Visual Art (Fine Arts)3
or THE 112 Bison image Theatre Appreciation
Social Science3
Humanities3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)4-12
Teaching Specialization
MUS 111Elementary Music Theory I2
MUS 112Elementary Music Theory II2
MUS 113Elem Aural Skills I2
MUS 114Elem Aural Skills II2
MUS 211 Cap graduation image Advanced Music Theory I2
MUS 212Advanced Music Theory II2
MUS 213Adv Aural Skills I2
MUS 214Adv Aural Skills II2
MUS 218Intro to Music Technology3
MUS 290Music History to 17503
MUS 301Analysis3
MUS 315Basic Conducting2
MUS 320Instrumental Arranging2
MUS 360Music History 1730 - 19003
MUS 361Music History Since 19003
MUS 376Recital1
MUS 415Advanced Conducting2
MUS 179DClass Piano (Piano Proficiency)1
Principle Applied12
Principle Ensemble7
Technique5
Applied Music Laboratory0
Choral Ensemble1
MUS 266Marching Thunder1
Professional Education Core
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities3
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think3
CI 449Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
MUS 338Mat & Meth School Mus Pre K-43
MUS 339Mat & Meth Instru Mus 5-123
MUS 340Mat & Meth Chor Grn Mus 5-123
CI 472Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)12

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas (Exempt from PRAXIS Core exam with SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher),
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses (with the exception of EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society)
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their program of study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students. The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 111 Cap graduation image Elementary Music Theory I 2
MUS 113 Cap graduation image Elem Aural Skills I 2
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Principle Ensemble 1
Principal Applied 1
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
MUS 100 Cap graduation image Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 112 Elementary Music Theory II 2
MUS 114 Cap graduation image Elem Aural Skills II 2
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Social Science (CT, WI, M/I) 3
Principal Applied 1
Technique 2
Principle Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
First Semester
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 211 Cap graduation image Advanced Music Theory I 2
MUS 213 Adv Aural Skills I 2
Principle Ensemble 1
Technique 2
Principal Applied 2
MUS 266 Marching Thunder 1
Natural/Physical Science 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities 3
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 212 Advanced Music Theory II 2
MUS 214 Cap graduation image Adv Aural Skills II 2
Any 200 level Humanities (WI) 3
MUS 315 Basic Conducting 2
Principal Applied 2
Principle Ensemble 1
MUS 290 Music History to 1750 3
 Credit Hours18
Third Year
First Semester
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 301 Analysis 3
MUS 415 Advanced Conducting 2
Technique 1
Principle Ensemble 1
MUS 320 Instrumental Arranging 2
MUS 360 Music History 1730 - 1900 3
Principal Applied 2
Choral Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed 3
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 218 Intro to Music Technology 3
MUS 339 Mat & Meth Instru Mus 5-12 3
MUS 340 Mat & Meth Chor Grn Mus 5-12 3
MUS 361 Music History Since 1900 3
Principle Ensemble 1
Principal Applied 2
 Credit Hours18
Fourth Year
First Semester
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think 3
CI 472 Level II Clinical Exp 0
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
MUS 100 Applied Music Laboratory 0
MUS 338 Mat & Meth School Mus Pre K-4 3
Principal Applied 2
ART 112 Bison image
or THE 112 Bison image
Intro To Visual Art (Fine Arts)
or Theatre Appreciation
3
Principle Ensemble 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours131