Areas of Study

Teaching, MAT

Five-Year Program of Study

Endorsement Areas

MAT students select an endorsement area from one of the following:

  • Art (Visual Arts) PK - 12
  • Biology 6 - 12
  • Chemistry 6 - 12
  • Elementary PK - 6
  • English 6 - 12
  • English as a Second Language PK - 12
  • History and Social Science 6 - 12
  • Mathematics 6 - 12
  • Music - Choral PK - 12
  • Music - Instrumental PK - 12
  • Physics 6 - 12
  • Spanish PK - 12

Course Plans for MAT Five-Year Program with Licensure

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

Select two, the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or credits by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year.

  • FNAR 534 - Theory and Practice of Art Education*
  • FNAR 589 - Teaching Functional Arts
  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • FNAR 535 - Integrating the Visual Arts

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
  • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • FNAR 118 - 2-D Design
  • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • FNAR 224 - Painting I
  • FNAR 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art I
  • Select One:
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
  • FNAR 322 - Advanced Figure Drawing
  • 9 Credits in upper-level art history electives

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

Select six credits from the following:

  • ENVS 518 - Biological Conservation: Theory & Practice
  • ENVS 522 - Summer Field Studies
  • ENVS 530 - Biogeography
  • ENVS 532/532L - Wetlands Ecology and Laboratory
  • ENVS 536/536L - Terrestrial Ecology and Laboratory
  • ENVS 540/540L - Environmental Microbiology and Laboratory
  • ENVS 550 - Global Change
  • ENVS 590 - Topical Seminars in Environmental Science
  • ENVS 595 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Science

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • NSCI 570 - Teaching STEM

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing

Major Courses Required:

  • BIOL 211/211L - Principles of Biology I and Laboratory
  • BIOL 212/212L - Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
  • BIOL 213/213L - Principles of Biology III and Laboratory
  • BIOL 313 - Genetics
  • BIOL 391 - Junior Seminar
  • BIOL 491 - Senior Seminar
  • BIOL 407/407L - General Ecology and Laboratory
  • Fifteen additional credits above the 100-level (12 credits must be at 300-/400-level and have laboratory components)
    Recommended for all secondary biology teachers:
    • BIOL 215 - Biological Evolution
    • Select One Pair:
      • BIOL 314/314L - Human Anatomy & Physiology and Laboratory
      • BIOL 420/420L - Animal Physiology and Laboratory

Support Courses Required:

  • CHEM 121/121L - General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 122/122L - General Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 321/321L - Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 322/322L - Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • PHYS 151/151L - Intermediate Physics I and Laboratory
  • PHYS 152/152L - Intermediate Physics II and Laboratory

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

Six credits of graduate CHEM electives (except CHEM 545) must include ONE course from the following unless taken at the undergraduate level: CHEM 543 Atmospheric Chemistry; CHEM 540 Soils and Water Chemistry; or CHEM 565 Environmental Chemistry.

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • NSCI 570 - Teaching STEM

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistucs
  • Select One:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus
    • MATH 148 - Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • Select One:
    • BIOL 107/107L - General Biology I and Laboratory
    • BIOL 108/108L - General Biology II and Laboratory
    • Or higher biology and lab pair.
  • CHEM 121/121L - General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 122/122L - General Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • PHYS 151/151L - Intermediate Physics I and Laboratory
  • PHYS 152/152L - Intermediate Physics II and Laboratory

Major Courses Required:

  • CHEM 321/321L - Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 322/322L - Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 341 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 342/342L - Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 361/361L - Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory
  • CHEM 391W - Infestigating Chemical Literature
  • CHEM 401/401L - Inorganic Chemistry and Laboratory
  • CHEM 445/445L - Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory
  • CHEM 492W - POGIA-Comprehensive Review
  • 6 credits in 300/400 level chemistry electives

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • Select two, the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or credits by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year:
    • ENGL 530 - Grammar to Enhance and Enrich Writing
    • ENGL 532 - Language Varieties in American Schools
    • MLAN 511 - Advanced Strategies in TESOL*
  • MATH 570 - The Teaching of Elementary Mathematics*
  • PSYC 521 - Reading Acquisition and Development

Professional Year - Summer

  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning
  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 521 - Developing Elementary Writers and Readers*
  • PSYC 521 - Reading Acquisition and Development
  • PSYC 521L - Reading Acquisition and Development Lab
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • PSYC 535 - The Exceptional Learner
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • GEOG 201 - Introduction to Geography
  • GOVT 101 - Power and Politics in America
  • HIST 111 - The Ancient & Medieval World
  • HIST 121 - Early America to the Civil War
  • ENGL 316 - Children’s Literature
  • Select One:
    • ENGL 310 - Introduction to Linguistics
    • ENGL 430 - The Structure of English
  • MATH 109 - Theoretical Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics
  • NSCI 310 - Exploring Science Concepts
  • 7 Credits in two science courses with one lab (from BIOL/CHEM/PHYS)

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • Select two, the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or credits by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year:
    • ENGL 530 - Grammar to Enhance and Enrich Writing
    • ENGL 532 - Language Varieties in American Schools
    • MLAN 511 - Advanced Strategies in TESOL*
  • ENGL 526 - Teaching Writing in Secondary English Classes
  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • ENGL 501 - Teaching Literature

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 200 - Literay Foundations I
  • ENGL 201 - Literay Foundations II
  • ENGL 202 - Literay Foundations III
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • ENGL 308W - Literature, Theory, and Culture
  • ENGL 309W - Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 315 - Adolescent Literature
  • MLAN 311 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Select one:
    • ENGL 341 - The Invasion of America: Concepts of Americanness, 1492–1800
    • ENGL 342 - Financial Fictions and the Rise of Realism
    • ENGL 343 - Postmodern America
    • ENGL 345 - African-American Literature and Culture
    • ENGL 410 - Southern American Literature
    • ENGL 412 - Multicultural American Literature
    • ENGL 345 - African American Literature and Culture
  • Select one:
    • ENGL 428 - The Literary Booms
    • ENGL 429 - East-West Literary Relations
    • ENGL 304W - Creativity, out of Conflict
    • ENGL 328 - Latin American Literature
    • ENGL 329 - Modern Middle Eastern Literature
  • Select one:
    • ENGL 256 - Introduction to Film Studies
    • ENGL 271 - The Authurian Legend in Fiction and Film
    • ENGL 320W - Studies in Women and Literature
    • ENGL 324 - Vampires in World Literature and Film
    • ENGL 380 - Film and Literature
    • ENGL 381 - The Roaring Twenties
    • ENGL 385 - American Film

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

Select two of the three; the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year.

  • Select One:
    • ENGL 521 - Developing Elementary Writers and Readers
    • ENGL 526 - Teaching Writing in Secondary English Classes
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • ENGL 530 - Grammar to Enhance and Enrich Writing
    • ENGL 532 - Language Varieties in American Schools

Professional Year - Summer

  • MLAN 511 - Advanced Strategies in TESOL*
  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Year - Fall

  • PSYC 521 - Reading Acquisition and Development
  • PSYC 521L - Reading Acquisition and Development Lab*
  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • ENGL 310 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 430 - The Structure of English
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 330 - Language and Culture
    • MLAN 308 - Cross-cultural Understanding
  • MLAN 311 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Foreign Language through 202 (Spanish recommended)

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • Select two of the three; the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year.
    • HIST 510 - The American Historian as Teacher
    • HIST 520 - The European Historian as Teacher
    • HIST 530 - The World Historian as Teacher
    • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • Select one:
    • HIST 510 - The American Historian as Teacher
    • HIST 520 - The European Historian as Teacher
    • HIST 530 - The World Historian as Teacher
    • GEOG 570 - World Geography for Teachers

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • HIST/GOVT 570 - Methods for Teaching and Assessing Social Studies
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • HIST 111 - The Ancient and Medieval World
  • HIST 112G - The Modern World
  • HIST 121 - Early America to the Civil War
  • HIST 122 - Modern America
  • HIST 390W - Historical Methods and Historiography
  • Two 300/400-level HIST courses
  • Select One:
    • ECON 201 - Macroeconomics (preferred)
    • ECON 202 - Microeconomics
  • GEOG 201 - Introduction to Geography I
  • GEOG 202 - Introduction to Geography II
  • Select One:
    • GOVT 100 - Political Thought & Society
    • GOVT 101 - Power and Politics in America
  • GOVT 202 - State and Local Government
  • GOVT 215 - International and Comparative Politics
  • Two 300/400-level GOVT courses

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • Select two of the three; the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year.
    • MATH 578 - Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Viewpoint
    • HIST 538 - Apprenticeship in Teaching Mathematics
    • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • NSCI 570 - Teaching STEM

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics (may be replaced by MATH 435)
  • Select One:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus
    • MATH 148 - Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 245 - Proofs and Discrete Math
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
  • MATH 370 - Modern Algebra I
  • Select One:
    • MATH 451 - Independent Learning Experiences
    • MATH 499 - Independent Research
    • or higher CPSC course
  • Select One:
    • MATH 128 -
    • CPSC 125 -
    • or higher CPSC course
  • Six 300/400-level MATH (excluding 499, but may include up to nine credits of BIOL, PHYS, CPSC or other upper level sciences)
  • One 400-level MATH course (excluding 499)

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • MUSC 520 - Choral Literature and Conducting
  • MUSC 510 - Foundations of Music Education
  • MUSC 580 - Jazz Ensemble Techniques

Professional Year - Summer

  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • MUSC 537 - Music in Elementary Schools
  • Select One:
    • APP COND 531 - Applied Choral Conducting
    • APP MUSC 531 - Applied Lessons
  • MUSC 598 - Choral Apprenticeship
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

Accepted for continuance in the Bachelor of Music in music education program is required.

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314 - Education, Culture and Society
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics

Applied Music and Ensembles

  • APP MUSC 131-132, 231-232, 331-332, 431-432 (Senior Recital)
  • Eight credits of:
    • MUSC 105 - Chamber Choir
    • MUSC 106 - Women’s Chorus
    • MUSC 117 - Men’s Chorus
  • Eight semesters of MUSC 012
  • MUSC 125 -Elementary Improvisation Skills
  • MUSC elective
  • 200-level language in German, French or Italian
  • Select one:
    • MUSC 115-116 and 215-216
    • Four semesters of APP PIAN 130; successful completion of the piano proficiency for choral music education majors

Music Theory and History

  • MUSC 200 - Music Technology
  • MUSC 209 - Elementary Ear Training
  • MUSC 210 - Elementary Ear Training
  • MUSC 309 - Advanced Ear Training
  • MUSC 310 - Advanced Ear Training
  • MUSC 211 - The Tonal System
  • MUSC 212 - Tonal Harmony & Voice-Leading
  • MUSC 306 - World Music
  • MUSC 311 - Chromatic Harmony
  • MUSC 312 - Extended Tonal Techniques & Atonality
  • MUSC 303 - History of Western Music
  • MUSC 304 - History of Western Music
  • MUSC 305W - History of Western Music
  • Select One:
    • MUSC 401W - Seminar in Music Bibliography
    • MUSC 490W - Music Historical Research
  • MUSC 415 - Orchestration

Music Techniques

  • MUSC 220 - Brass Instrument Techniques*
  • MUSC 230 - Woodwind Instrument Techniques*
  • MUSC 240 - Percussion Techniques*
  • MUSC 250 - String Instrument Techniques*
  • MUSC 265 - Foreign Language Diction I
  • MUSC 266 - Foreign Language Diction II
  • MUSC 496 - Vocal Pedagogy

Conducting and Literature

  • MUSC 314 - Principles of Choral Conducting
  • Completion of exit examination in music theory and music history with a score of 70% or higher.

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • MUSC 510 - Foundations of Music Education
  • Select One:
    • MUSC 530 - Wind Literature & Conducting
    • MUSC 540 - Orchestral Literature & Conducting
  • MUSC 580 - Jazz Ensemble Techniques

Professional Year - Summer

  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Year - Fall

  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • MUSC 537 - Music in Elementary Schools
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • Select One:
    • APP COND 531 - Applied Wind/Orchestral Conducting
    • APP MUSC 531 - Applied Music
  • MUSC 570 - Marching Band Techniques
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

Accepted for continuance in the Bachelor of Music in music education program is required.

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • SOCL 314 - Education, Culture and Society

Applied Music and Ensembles

    • APP MUSC 131-132, 231-232, 331-332, 431-432 (Senior Recital)
    • Eight credits in:
      • MUSC 101 - Wind Ensemble
      • MUSC 102 - University Orchestra
      • MUSC 111 -
      • MUSC 112 - Marching Band
      • MUSC 114 - University Band
    • MUSC 125 -Elementary Improvisation Skills
    • MUSC elective
    • Chamber Ensemble (MUSC 124 for percussion)
    • Eight semesters of MUSC 012
    • Four semesters of APP PIAN 130; MUSC 115-116, 215-216;successful completion of the piano profi ciency for instrumental music education majors
    • MUSC 125 -Elementary Improvisation Skills

Music Theory and History

      • MUSC 200 - Music Technology
      • MUSC 209 - Elementary Ear Training
      • MUSC 210 - Elementary Ear Training
      • MUSC 309 - Advanced Ear Training
      • MUSC 310 - Advanced Ear Training
      • MUSC 211 - The Tonal System
      • MUSC 212 - Tonal Harmony & Voice-Leading
      • MUSC 311 - Chromatic Harmony
      • MUSC 312 - Extended Tonal Techniques & Atonality
      • MUSC 303 - History of Western Music
      • MUSC 304 - History of Western Music
      • MUSC 305W - History of Western Music
      • MUSC 306 - World Music
      • Select One:
        • MUSC 401W - Seminar in Music Bibliography
        • MUSC 490W - Music Historical Research
      • MUSC 415 - Orchestration

Music Techniques

      • MUSC 220 - Brass Instrument Techniques*
      • MUSC 230 - Woodwind Instrument Techniques*
      • MUSC 240 - Percussion Techniques*
      • MUSC 250 - String Instrument Techniques*
      • MUSC 260 - Voice Techniques

Conducting and Literature

      • MUSC 316 - Principles of Instrumental Conducting
      • Completion of exit examination in music theory and music history with a score of 70% or higher.
      • Chamber Music

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

  • Select two of the three; the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year.
    • PHYS 501 - Models of Dynamical Systems
    • PHYS 502 - Quantum Physics
    • PHYS 504 - Electromagnetic Theory

Professional Year - Summer

  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline
  • NSCI 570 - Teaching STEM

Professional Year - Fall

  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning
  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • TCHG 518L - Secondary Field Practicum*
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

  • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
  • Select One:
    • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
    • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
  • Select One:
    • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
    • PSYC 208 - Child Development
  • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
  • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
  • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics (may be replaced by MATH 435)

Core Courses:

  • CPSC 150/150L - Computers & Programming I and Laboratory
  • CPSC 250/250L - Computers & Programming II and Laboratory
  • MATH 140 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
  • PHYS 201/201L - General Physics I and Laboratory
  • PHYS 202/202L - General Physics II and Laboratory
  • PHYS 340 - Methods of Theoretical Physics

Support Courses in Applied Physics:

  • MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 320 - Ordinary Differential Equations

Major Courses in Applied Physics:

  • ENGR 211/211L - Introduction to Electric Circuits & Electronics and Laboratory
  • CPEN 214 - Digital Logic Design
  • PHYS 301 - Intermediate Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 303 - General Physics
  • PHYS 304 - Electrostatics
  • PHYS 341 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • PHYS 351 - Modern Physics
  • Select one:
    • PHYS 401 - Models of Dynamical Systems
    • PHYS 404 - Electromagnetism
  • PHYS 402 - Quantum Physics
  • PHYS 406 - Thermodynamics

Select two from the following:

  • ENGR 212/212L - Electronics and Laboratory
  • PHYS 344 - Intro to Astrophysics
  • PHYS 352 - Device Physics
  • PHYS 421 - System Design Lab (Data Acquisition)
  • PHYS 431 - Optical Physics
  • PHYS 441 - Modeling and Simulation
  • MATH 350 - Vector Calculus
  • MATH 355 - Complex Variables
  • PCSE 498W - Capstone Project

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

Graduate Course Requirements

Senior Year

Select two of the three; the third course will be taken in fall of the professional year or by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator during the senior year.

  • MLAN 511 - Advanced Strategies in TESOL*
  • MLAN 570 - Teaching Modern Language
  • PSYC 544 - Assessment of Learning

Professional Year - Summer

  • PSYC 535 - Exceptional Learner
  • TCHG 516 - Curriculum and Instruction I
  • TCHG 517 - Curriculum and Instruction II
  • TCHG 543 - Classroom Management and Discipline

Professional Year - Fall

  • SPAN 538 - Apprenticeship in Teaching Spanish
  • ENGL 522 - Content Area Literacy
  • Select One:
    • SOCL 501 - Multiculturalism, Diversity and Education
    • TCHG 550 - Teaching Across Cultures
  • 3 credit course selected from senior year courses if not taken
  • 120 hours field experience

Professional Year - Spring

  • TCHG 580 - Technology for Teacher
  • Select One:
    • TCHG 510 - Teaching Internship
    • TCHG 511 - Teaching Internship I and TCHG 512 - Teaching Internship Abroad*

Undergraduate Content and Support Course Requirements

    • ENGL 123 - First-year Writing Seminar
    • ENGL 223 - Second-year Writing Seminar
    • Select One:
      • COMM 201 - Public Speaking
      • THEA 230 - Practical Acting
    • Select One:
      • PSYC 207 - Life-span Development
      • PSYC 208 - Child Development
    • PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology
    • SOCL 314/314L - Education, Culture and Society and Laboratory*
    • CPSC 110 - Introduction to Computing
    • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics

Modern Language Core

      • Select one:
        • MLAN 203 - Into the Woods: The European Folktale Tradition
        • MLAN 205 - The Novel in English Translation
        • MLAN 206 - The Drama in English Translation
        • MLAN 207 - International Cinema
      • MLAN 308 - Cross-Cultural Awareness
      • MLAN 310 - Texts in Context
      • MLAN 490 - Capstone Course in Modern Languages

Major and Elective Studies

      • Select two:
        • SPAN 301 - Grammar and Composition
        • SPAN 303 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
        • SPAN 314 - Conducting Business in Spain and Latin America: Cross-Cultural Negotiations I
        • SPAN 321 - Techniques of Translation and Interpretation
      • Select one:
        • SPAN 302 - Advanced Spanish Conversation
        • SPAN 308 - Conversation via Cinema
      • Select two:
        • SPAN 351 - Introduction to Latin-American Literature I
        • SPAN 352 - Introduction to Latin-American Literature II
        • SPAN 353 - Introduction to Spanish Literature I
        • SPAN 354 - Introduction to Spanish Literature II
      • Select one:
        • SPAN 471 - Hispanic Visual Culture and the Arts
        • SPAN 472 - Hispanic Popular Culture
        • SPAN 473 - Hispanic Literature and Social Issues
      • Select two Spanish courses at the 300 level or higher that have not been used to satisfy one the above categories

* Denotes that a class has a required field experience component in public schools.

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