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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Music Education Concentration, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires at least 50 units of music, 29 of which are upper-division (300-level and above). All Bachelor of Arts students must complete the core requirements, as well as the additional coursework needed for one of three concentrations: Liberal Arts; Music History and Theory; Music Education.

Music Education Concentration

Students intending to teach music in the California public schools must complete the B.A. in Music Education and certain additional courses and competence examinations to meet the requirements of the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program (SSMPP). (See below, Earning a Teaching Credential.) Completion of the SSMPP leads to consideration for acceptance into the Single-Subject Credential Program in Music (which includes student teaching). Subsequent completion of the Credential Program then earns the student a credential (license) from the State of California to teach music in California public schools, grades K-12.

Instrumental Emphasis (50 units)

Choral Emphasis (50 units)

General Music Emphasis (50 units)

Piano Pedagogy Emphasis (63 units)

The emphasis in piano pedagogy is does not lead to a teaching credential for the California public schools.

Total (120 units)

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