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Music Education Concentration

The Music Education concentration is designed to provide foundational training and experiences for prospective music teachers, and prepare them to begin graduate studies leading to certification as a public school music teacher.

The Music & Performing Arts Program and the University’s School of Education offer the appropriate master’s degree (M.S.) which leads to initial teaching certification in music. The B.M. in Music Education is designed to work in conjunction with UB’s master’s program in Music Education. Qualified seniors in the undergraduate concentration receive preferred consideration for admission to the graduate program. Students can complete their BM and MS in five consecutive years, with an additional semester for clinical practice (student teaching). Graduates of this program enjoy a competitive job placement rate and have built careers as exemplary music teachers throughout the state and region.

The Music Education concentration consists of 38 credits designed to develop the following competencies, drawn from the following:

  • Private lessons on the major instrument in each subsequent semester of residence.
  • Performing in one or more ensembles in each subsequent semester of residence.
  • Piano Skills: MUSC 256: Fundamentals of Piano II (3 cr.) or APM 100 (1 or 2 cr.)
  • Observing K12 Music Education: MSED 240, Field Experience in Music Education (1 cr.)
  • Psychology: Introduction (PSYC 103) and Developmental Psychology.
  • Singing: MSED 320, Group Instruction in Voice (3) or APM 100, Private Instr. (1-2 cr.)
  • Secondary Instruments: MSED 321-326 (3 cr. each) or APM 100, Private Instr. (1-2 cr.)
  • Ensemble Leadership: MSED 311, 331, 332 (3 cr. each), 341, 342 (1 cr. each).
  • Elementary Methods: MSED 343, Music Content for Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
  • Improvisation: MUSC 208A & B: Jazz Improvisation & Repertoire I & II (3 cr. each)
  • Technology: MUSC 137-138.
  • Songwriting: MUSC 213-214.
  • Technical Theater: THA 115 & 120: Stagecraft I & II
  • Additional coursework in music, psychology, and theater, as appropriate.

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