MSU Billings Catalog

Music Teaching Licensure Option Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Courses

General Education Requirements31
Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of credits required for graduation. 1
Professional Core (see below) 237
Required Music Courses
MUSE 272Techniques:Flute & Single Reed1
MUSE 273Techniques: Double Reed1
MUSE 274Techniques: Upper Brass1
MUSE 275Techniques: Lower Brass1
MUSE 276Techniques: Percussion1
MUSE 278Techniques: String Instrument1
MUSE 279Techniques: Vocal1
MUSI 105Music Theory I3
MUSI 106Music Theory II3
Select four credits of performance ensembles from the following:4
Orchestra: MSUB
Band: MSUB Symphonic *
Choral Ensemble: Univ Chorus *
MUSI 135Keyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136Keyboard Skills II1
MUSI 140Aural Perception I1
MUSI 141Aural Perception II1
Complete seven semesters of:
MUSI 190Forum0
Select four credits of applied music from the following:4
Applied Music I:Guitar
Applied Music I:Voice
Applied Music I:Piano
Applied Music I:Flute
Applied Music I:Oboe
Applied Music I:Clarinet
Applied Music I:Saxophone
Applied Music I:Bassoon
Applied Music I:Horn
Applied Music I:Trumpet
Applied Music I:Trombone
Applied Music I:Euphonium
Applied Music I:Tuba
Applied Music I:Violin/Viola
Applied Music I:Cello/Bass
Applied Music I:Percussion
MUSI 160Beginning Guitar1
MUSI 205Music Theory III3
MUSI 206Music Theory IV3
MUSI 207World Music *3
MUSI 235Keyboard Skills III1
MUSI 236Keyboard Skills IV1
MUSI 240Aural Perception III1
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV1
Upper Divisional Juries (see below)
Upper Division Courses
MUSI 301Music History I3
MUSI 302Music History II3
Select three credits of performance ensembles from the following:3
Choir III: University Chorus
Symphonic Band
Symphony Orchestra
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
Select three credits of advanced study from the following:3
Applied Music III:Guitar
Applied Music III:Voice
Applied Music III:Piano
Applied Music III:Flute
Applied Music III:Oboe
Applied Music III:Clarinet
Applied Music III:Saxophone
Applied Music III:Bassoon
Applied Music III:Horn
Applied Music III:Trumpet
Applied Music III:Trombone
Applied Music III:Euphonium
Applied Music III:Tuba
Applied Music III:Violin/Viola
Applied Music III:Cello/Bass
Applied Music III:Percussion
MUSI 440Orchestration3
MUSI 499Senior Recital1
MUST 275Recording Techniques I2
Subtotal61
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval.6
Total Minimum Credits128
1

Secondary & K-12 majors: The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major and the Professional Education Core: MUSI 207 and EDU 105

2

Includes EDU 397I Methods: K-12 Music, 2 credits.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Upper Divisional Juries

Music majors must pass an upper divisional jury before registering for 300 Level Advanced Music courses. Students must apply for upper divisional with the chairperson at least two weeks prior to the proposed jury date. Following are the upper divisional requirements:

A closed audition before a faculty committee. This audition may be performed during the semester, or during semester end juries. It must consist of at least two solo works of varying styles that demonstrate appropriate technical and musical ability, as well as scales, and other performance requirements specified by the student’s applied teacher.

A working copy of the student’s transcript to verify satisfactory progress in MUSI 206 and MUSI 241.

Professional Core Requirements 

The Professional Core at Montana State University Billings combines the intellectual foundations of education and the professional knowledge and skills required of all teachers into a coherent sequence of courses. The core provides the basis for understanding the philosophical, historical, cultural, and sociopolitical means by which society attempts cultural transmission and it provides the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for effective instruction. It includes the range of human development and learning as they affect instructional planning, evaluation, curriculum design and implementation, performance skills, management of classrooms, direction of students, professional responsibilities, and ethical issues affecting teacher effectiveness.

At different points in its sequence of courses, the Professional Core engages students in supervised practice applying their developing knowledge and skills. By having faculty who hold diverse disciplinary perspectives teach throughout its sequence, the Professional Core encourages students to develop a professionally responsible understanding of the diversity that defines learners and teachers. The student teaching experience completes the sequence and includes both a final look at classroom skills and a capstone seminar.

The Professional Core presents a balanced approach to epistemology from philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The core is predicated on the evidential nature of knowledge required for the professional practice of education. While the professional practice of education is also informed by belief and intuition, it is ultimately defensible only to the extent that it has evidential support. The Professional Core engages students in both the processes and products of human knowing as such knowing is central to all aspects of education. The Professional Core involves the

  1. creation,
  2. facilitation of change,
  3. transmission, and
  4. application of human knowledge across the diversity of ways in which individuals understand human knowledge.

Secondary and K-12

EDSP 204Intro to Tchng Exceptnl Lrnrs3
EDU 105Education and Democracy *3
EDU 220Human Growth & Development3
EDU 221Educ Psyc & Measurement3
EDU 333Rd & Wrtng Across Curriculum3
EDU 343Strat for Mnging Div Learners2
EDU 354Secondary Junior Field2
EDU 381Curriculum Theory & Design3
EDU 406Phil, Legal & Ethical Issues3
EDU 495AStudent Teaching: K-129
or EDU 495C Student Teaching: 5-12
HTH 412Drugs and Alcohol1
Content Area Methods Course2-3
Total Minimum Credits37-38
*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

Suggested Plan of Study

Students should talk with their faculty advisors prior to registration for classes. It is a good practice to visit with the faculty advisor each semester. The following suggested schedule provides a general overview of courses and work that will enable the Teaching Major in Music student to progress through the degree in an orderly and timely manner.

First Year
Fall
MUSI 135Keyboard Skills I1
MUSI 105Music Theory I3
MUSI 140Aural Perception I1
MUSI 190Forum0
Performance Ensemble1
Applied Study1
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking3
EDU 105Education and Democracy3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Subtotal16
Spring
MUSI 136Keyboard Skills II1
MUSI 106Music Theory II3
MUSI 141Aural Perception II1
MUSI 160Beginning Guitar1
MUSI 190Forum0
Performance Ensemble1
Applied Study1
EDU 220Human Growth & Development3
EDU 220LHuman Growth & Development Lab0
HTH 412Drugs and Alcohol1
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
Subtotal15
Second Year
Fall
Performance Ensemble1
MUSI 235Keyboard Skills III1
MUSI 205Music Theory III3
MUSI 240Aural Perception III1
MUSE 274Techniques: Upper Brass1
MUSI 190Forum0
Applied Study1
WRIT 201College Writing II3
NASX 105/205Intro Native American Studies3
EDSP 204Intro to Tchng Exceptnl Lrnrs3
Subtotal17
Spring
Performance Ensemble1
MUSI 236Keyboard Skills IV1
MUSI 206Music Theory IV3
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV1
MUSI 190Forum0
MUSE 276Techniques: Percussion1
MUSE 275Techniques: Lower Brass1
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
Applied Study1
BIOB 101
BIOB 102
Discover Biology
and Discover Biology Lab
4
EDU 221Educ Psyc & Measurement3
Subtotal18
Apply for Admission to Educator Preparation Program Spring Semester.
Third Year
Fall
MUSE 273Techniques: Double Reed1
MUSE 279Techniques: Vocal1
MUSI 301Music History I3
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
MUSI 190Forum0
Performance Ensemble1
MUSI 440Orchestration3
Advanced Study1
EDU 381Curriculum Theory & Design3
HSTA 101American History I3
or HSTA 102 American History II
Subtotal18
Spring
MUSE 278Techniques: String Instrument1
MUSE 272Techniques:Flute & Single Reed1
MUSI 302Music History II3
MUSI 190Forum0
Performance Ensemble1
Advanced Study1
EDU 333Rd & Wrtng Across Curriculum3
EDU 397IMethods: K-12 Music2
Gen Ed Social Sci.3
Subtotal15
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSI 207World Music3
Performance Ensemble1
Advanced Study1
MUST 394Recording Techniques II2
MUSI 190Forum0
EDU 354Secondary Junior Field2
EDU 343Strat for Mnging Div Learners2
Gen Ed Physical Sci.3
Gen Ed Humanities3
Subtotal17
Spring
MUSI 499Senior Recital1
EDU 406Phil, Legal & Ethical Issues3
EDU 495AStudent Teaching: K-129
Subtotal13
Apply to Student Teach Fall Semester.
Apply to Graduate Fall Semester.
Apply for Licensure Spring Semester.