Music Education, Minor
The Minor in Music Education minor is the most flexible of our four minors in music for education at SRU. This minor allows the student to tailor their interest towards developing skills that could be used for volunteer or paid positions with school or community music opportunities, such as serving on marching band staffs, directing or assisting with community musicals or choirs, working in early childhood centers, or leading music for camps.
The minor also allows students majoring in education (elementary, middle-level, secondary, etc.) an opportunity to stack credentials, providing a competitive edge for supplemental teaching opportunities in their local districts.
To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.
Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher
- 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 151||Music Theory and Musicking I||2|
|MUSI 154||Musicianship Skills I||1|
|MUSI 203||Musician's Health||1|
|MUSI 253||Music Theory and Analysis II||2|
|MUSI 256||Musicianship Skills II||1|
|Required Foundations of Music Education Coursework||6|
|Introduction to Music Education|
|Music Education for Diverse Learners|
|Select 2 credits from the following:||2|
|Class Piano I|
|Class Piano II|
|Class Voice I|
|Functional Guitar for Music Therapy I|
|Functional Guitar for Music Therapy II|
|Class Piano III|
|Class Piano IV|
|Select 4 credits total, 1 at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX); 1 credit may come from these Chamber Ensembles||4|
Jazz Combo 1
Saxophone Quartets 1
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Chamber Singers 1
Chamber String Ensemble 1
Brass Ensemble 1
Percussion Ensemble 1
Flute Choir 1
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble 1
Jazz Lab Band 1
World Percussion Ensemble 1
|Chamber Music Performance 1|
MUSI 237, 437
Opera Performance 1
|Music Education Electives|
|Select 6 credits - at least 4 credits must be at the 300/400 level||6|
|Guitar, Ukulele, & Bass Methods|
|Low Brass Methods|
|Art and Science of Performing|
|Fundamentals of Conducting|
|Clarinet and Saxophone Methods|
|Fundamentals of Conducting Lab|
|Field Experience in Music 2: Pre-K Experience|
|Marching Band Techniques|
|Orchestral String Methods|
|Vocal & Choral Methods|
|Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary General Music Methods|
|Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques|
|Integrated Music Methods Lab|
|Flute, Oboe, & Bassoon Methods|
|High Brass Methods|
|Choral Rehearsal Techniques|
Ensembles requirement must include 4 credits, 1 credit at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX). Only 1 credit may come from Chamber Ensembles.
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
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.
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MINOR IN MUSIC FOR EDUCATION (56B)
Effective: Fall 2022