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Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Certificate

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Music Admissions 200 Ferguson Hall 2106 4th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612-624-5740
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 43 to 47
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Music Education Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This post-baccalaureate certificate has two emphases that align with state teacher education requirements: K­12 Instrumental/General Music and K­12 Vocal/General Music. The certificate enables students with previous performance degrees to complete the required curriculum for licensure to teach music in K­12 settings in the state of Minnesota.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Eligibility requirements include a completed music degree from an accredited college or university with the following minima: • Music Theory and Aural Skills sequence--normally at least 4 semesters • Music History--a full sequence of at least 2 semesters of Western Art Music History from Renaissance to the present AND at least one semester of music history that focuses on genres beyond Western Art Music • Applied Music--7 semesters of intensive applied study on an instrument • Ensembles--at least 7 semesters of ensemble experience, at least 4 of which should be large ensembles appropriate to the major: • Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, or Symphonic band • Basic Conducting, One semester of basic conducting • Chorus or University Singers • Individual courses that are used to meet the above requirements must be passed with a grade of C­ or better • Overall GPA must be at least 3.0
Special Application Requirements:
•2 letters of recommendation •30 hours of field experience in a K­12 setting •Performance DVD on primary instrument •Successful completion of the Proficiency Exam for Music Education •Written Skills •Oral Skills •Accompanying Skills •Song­ Leading Skills •Error­ Detection Skills
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Prerequisite courses: All students must complete the following prerequisite course, or its equivalent as determined by the certificate program: MUED 1201 Intro to Music Ed 2 credits Students pursuing the Instrumental Emphasis must complete the following prerequisite course, or its equivalent as determined by the certificate program: MUS 1260 Voice Class 2 credits OR MUSA 1404 Voice: Music Major Secondary 2-4 credits Students pursuing the Vocal (Piano or Voice) Emphasis must complete the following prerequisite course, or its equivalent as determined by the certificate program: MUSA 1404 Voice: Music Major Secondary 2-4 credits OR MUSA 1401 Piano: Music Major Secondary 2-4 credits
Professional Education Requirements
Take the following courses for a total of 11 credits. CI 5452 must be taken for 2 credits.
CI 4602 - English Learners and Academic Language (1.0 cr)
CI 5163 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning I (1.0 cr)
CI 5164 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning II (2.0 cr)
CI 5452 - Reading in the Content Areas for Initial Licensure Candidates (1.0-2.0 cr)
EPSY 4001 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (1.0 cr)
OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (1.0 cr)
Music Education Core Requirements
Take the following courses for a total of 15 credits. MUED 5350 is taken for 5 credits.
MUED 5101 - Improvisation and Creativity in the Music Classroom (2.0 cr)
MUED 5301 - General Music I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5302 - General Music II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar (2.0 cr)
Emphasis Options
Instrumental Emphasis
Take the following courses for a total of 21 credits. MUED 5550 is taken for 5 credits.
MUED 4502 - String Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4503 - Woodwind Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4504 - Brass Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4505 - Percussion Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 5516 - Instrumental Methods and Materials I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5517 - Instrumental Methods and Materials II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5550 - Student Teaching in Instrumental Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5519 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Instrumental) (2.0 cr)
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Vocal Emphasis (Piano or Voice)
Take the following courses for a total of 17 credits. MUED 5450 is taken for 5 credits.
MUED 4417 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom I (2.0 cr)
MUED 4418 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom II (2.0 cr)
MUED 5415 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5416 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5419 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Choral) (2.0 cr)
MUED 5450 - Student Teaching in Vocal Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
 
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CI 4602 - English Learners and Academic Language
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course prepares teacher candidates to work effectively with English Learners (ELs) and other linguistically diverse students in their subject areas of music and agricultural education and to develop their students' academic language proficiency as needed for school success. prereq: Music ed student OR Ag Ed student OR instr consent(If there are questions, contact Naim Madyun)
CI 5163 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Attending to constant transitions/development in which children and adolescents negotiate their road to adulthood. How to foster learning/positive development. prereq: Enrolled in teacher initial licensure program
CI 5164 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transitions/development in which children/adolescents negotiate road to adulthood. How to foster learning/positive development. prereq: Enrolled in teacher initial licensure program
CI 5452 - Reading in the Content Areas for Initial Licensure Candidates
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in licensure area methods course(s), enrolled in Initial Licensure Program, Internet access, basic understanding of [computer use, Web browsers, email, word processing software]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Web-based course. Fostering students' reading related to learning from text. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in licensure area methods course(s), enrolled in Initial Licensure Program, Internet access, basic understanding of [computer use, Web browsers, email, word processing software]
EPSY 4001 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical perspectives, definitions/professional language, characteristics, needs, service delivery systems for each area of exceptionality. prereq: Must be enrolled in either the initial teaching licensure program for music education or agricultural education students. All other initial teaching licensure candidates should enroll in 5015 and 5016.
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
PUBH 6003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062 - PubH 3003/PubH 3004/PubH 3005/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific/socio-cultural aspects of alcohol/drug problems. Emphasizes role of education in health conservation and drug abuse prevention. prereq: Master of education student or instr consent
MUED 5101 - Improvisation and Creativity in the Music Classroom
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will address issues of improvisation, composition, and creativity of critical importance to musicians and music educators, with a strong emphasis on music-theoretical and socio-cultural modes of understanding the meanings and functions of music. Students will gain experience with the creative practices characteristic of a variety of Western and non-Western forms, including those of jazz and Minnesota American Indian music. The workshop format of the class will challenge students to improvise and compose works, present and perform them to their peers, provide and receive constructive feedback, engage and respond to this feedback with reference to clearly articulated statements of artistic intent, and revise the works accordingly. Students will apply insights derived in this manner in final research projects focused on the development of lesson and unit plans. prereq: At least C- in MUS 4504
MUED 5301 - General Music I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Materials, strategies and the field experience for planning and implement instruction for global arts understanding among early childhood and lower elementary school children. Experiential learning, for integrating international music and culture perspectives while planning and implementing sequential elementary music instruction. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, MUS 4514, [music education major or instr consent], successful completion of soph proficiency exam
MUED 5302 - General Music II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Materials, strategies and an extensive field experience with expert general music teachers for planning and implementing sequential upper elementary, middle and high school music instruction for global arts understanding. Includes interdisciplinary connections, performance, and applications of academic technologies. prereq: MUED 5301, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of at least C-
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01320
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of classroom and general music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reflective practice during student teaching. Developing materials for professional employment (e.g., resume, portfolio). prereq: At least C- in all required [music, music education, professional education] courses
MUED 4502 - String Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Playing experience on orchestral string instruments. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for strings. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4503 - Woodwind Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Playing experience on instruments of the woodwind family. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for brasses. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4504 - Brass Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Playing experience on instruments of the brass family. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for brasses. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4505 - Percussion Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Playing experience on percussion instruments. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for percussion. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 5516 - Instrumental Methods and Materials I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instrumental methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, adolescent development, instrumental conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. First of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of C- or better, music education major, successful completion of Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5517 - Instrumental Methods and Materials II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Instrumental methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, adolescent development, instrumental conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. Second of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 5517, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of C- or better, music educ major, completion of the Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5550 - Student Teaching in Instrumental Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of instrumental music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5519 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Instrumental)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conducting/baton technique, non-verbal communication skills, rehearsal techniques, score study habits. Aural/diagnostic skills necessary to effectively rehearse an instrumental ensemble. Selection of quality, age-appropriate repertoire. prereq: 3517, MUS 3502, MUS 3512, music education major, dept consent
MUED 4417 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Vocal styles. Lyric diction, vocal pedagogy. Performance in vocal jazz, musical theater, and classical styles. How to apply style concepts in school setting. SMARTMUSIC software. prereq: two semesters of applied voice at college level
MUED 4418 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Vocal styles. Lyric diction, vocal pedagogy. Performance in vocal jazz, musical theater, and classical styles. How to apply style concepts in school setting. SMARTMUSIC software. prereq: two semesters of applied lessons at college level
MUED 5415 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Choral/vocal methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, warm-ups, adolescent voice, choral conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. First of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, MUS 4514, [music education major or instr consent], successful completion of soph proficiency exam
MUED 5416 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Choral/vocal methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Choral conducting skills, rehearsal techniques, and interpretation of choral compositions. Methods, materials, and curriculum for high school choral ensembles. 20 hours of practicum at the high school level. Second of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 5415, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with grade of at least C-, [music education major or instr consent], completion of the Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5419 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Choral)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conducting/baton technique, nonverbal communication skills, rehearsal techniques, score study habits. Aural/diagnostic skills to rehearse a choral ensemble. Selection of age-appropriate repertoire. prereq: 3416, MUS 3401, MUS 3502, MUS 3512, music education major [choral]
MUED 5450 - Student Teaching in Vocal Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of vocal music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.