Music Education Minor

Required credits for this minor: 27-34

Mayville State University had a long tradition in the area of Music Education until the 1990’s. The North Dakota state Board of Higher Education Approved the Music Education minor on November 4, 2010. North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) approved the music minor equivalency endorsement for Mayville State University in August, 2013.

This minor has been designed to complement an Elementary Education major, but it could be compatible with such majors as Business Administration, CIS, Fitness and Wellness, and Communication. Students pursuing the Music Education Minor must take EDUC 400A and MUSC 380.

Students completing this minor with a teaching major (such as Elementary Education) can apply to ESPB for a music minor equivalency endorsement. Two types of endorsements are available-music education: Instrumental and Music Education: Composite. It is the students’ responsibility to apply for this endorsement. The endorsement form can be found on the ND ESPB Web site, www.nd.gov/espb.

Requirements

Required Courses

(Pre-requisite HUM 220)
MUSC 122Music Theory I

3

MUSC 124Music Theory II

3

MUSC 200Music in America

3

MUSC 250Keyboard I

1

MUSC 251Keyboard II and Piano Proficiency

1

MUSC 255Ear Training/Sight Singing I

2

MUSC 256Ear Training/Sight Singing II

2

MUSC 328Basic Conducting

2

MUSC 450Elementary/Middle School Music Methods and Materials

2

Total Credit Hours:19

Teacher-certification candidates must also complete

EDUC 400APart-Time Student Teaching

5

MUSC 380Music Field Experience

1

Total Credit Hours:6

Students must complete one of the following areas

Additional Courses- Vocal

MUSC 127Applied Lessons-Vocal

1

MUSC 215Concert Choir

0.00-1.00

MUSC 325Instrumental/Choral Arranging

3

MUSC 432Vocal Pedagogy

3

Total Credit Hours:8

Additional Courses – Instrumental

MUSC 128Applied Lessons-Instrumental

1

MUSC 205Jazz Ensemble

0.00-1.00

MUSC 210Concert Band

0.00-1.00

MUSC 321Instrumental Pedagogy-Brass

1

MUSC 322Instrumental Pedagogy-Woodwinds

1

MUSC 324Instrumental Pedagogy-Percussion

1

MUSC 325Instrumental/Choral Arranging

3

Total Credit Hours:9