Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Music for Education: Early Childhood, Minor

The Minor in Music for Education: Early Childhood minor is designed to support students interested in developing their skills at using music with young children. The minor includes studies in music performance and teaching, including a field experience with preK music. 

The minor also allows students majoring in Early Childhood Education an opportunity to stack credentials, providing a competitive edge in the job market. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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CURRICULUM GUIDE

GPA REQUIREMENT

Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MUSI in their minor from SRU.
  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU.
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above).
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework.
Required Foundations of Music Coursework
MUSI 151Music Theory and Analysis I2
MUSI 154Musicianship Skills I1
MUSI 203Musician's Health1
MUSI 253Music Theory and Analysis II2
MUSI 256Musicianship Skills II1
Required Foundations of Music Education Coursework
MUSI 111Introduction to Music Education2
MUSI 288Music Education for Diverse Learners3
MUSI 291Field Experience in Music 2: Pre-K Experience1
MUSI 335Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary General Music Methods2
Performance Study
Select 2 credits from the following:2
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Class Voice I
Voice Methods
Functional Guitar for Music Therapy I
Functional Guitar for Music Therapy II
Applied Music
Applied Voice
Applied Strings
Applied Brass
Applied Woodwinds
Applied Percussion
Class Piano III
Class Piano IV
Applied Piano
Applied Voice
Applied Strings
Applied Brass
Applied Woodwinds
Applied Percussion
Ensembles
Select 4 credits total, 1 at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX); 1 credit may come from these Chamber Ensembles4
MUSI 109-409
Jazz Combo 1
MUSI 113-413
Saxophone Quartets 1
MUSI 114-414
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
MUSI 115-415
Concert Choir
MUSI 116-416
Women's Choir
MUSI 117-417
Chamber Singers 1
MUSI 118-418
Marching Pride
MUSI 119-419
Concert Band
MUSI 120-420
Jazz Ensemble
MUSI 121-421
Orchestra
MUSI 122-422
Chamber String Ensemble 1
MUSI 123-423
Brass Ensemble 1
MUSI 125-425
Percussion Ensemble 1
MUSI 126-426
Flute Choir 1
MUSI 192-492
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble 1
MUSI 193-493
Jazz Lab Band 1
MUSI 194-494
World Percussion Ensemble 1
MUSI 196-496
Winter Guard 1
Chamber Music Performance 1
MUSI 237, 437
Opera Performance 1
Music Education Electives
Select 4 credits - at least 2 credits must be at the 300/400 level4
Guitar, Ukulele, & Bass Methods
Art and Science of Performing
Fundamentals of Conducting
Fundamentals of Conducting Lab
Percussion Methods
Vocal & Choral Methods
Advanced Conducting
Total Hours25

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

MINOR IN MUSIC FOR EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD (56D)
Revised 08.05.2021
UCC 02.16.2021