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Music Education (K-12)

If you want to develop technically and artistically as a musician, while exploring all the aspects of a liberal arts education within a Christian environment, consider a major in Music Education. Our Music Education program provides students with a comprehensive academic curriculum, complimented by licensure requirements.

  • Small class sizes
  • Numerous performing ensembles
  • Opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • Up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Significant opportunities for International Study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities
PERFORM LOCALLY, NATIONALLY & INTERNATIONALLY

Join one of UJ’s vocal and instrumental ensembles, including the Chapel Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and The Big Orange Pep Band.

Gain real-life experience – all before you graduate.

Ensembles

Perform locally, nationally, and internationally in the University of Jamestown’s vocal and instrumental ensembles, including Chapel Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and the Big Orange Pep Band!


Student Teaching and Practicum

Student Teaching and Practicum Full-time student teaching in fully accredited classrooms for those majors requiring both elementary and secondary student teaching experiences after all prerequisites and requirements have been met (including seminars).


Student North Dakota United

Students are encouraged to join Student North Dakota United, a professional organization that exposes members to greater knowledge in their field.


National Association for Music Education

NAfME works to promote the importance of music education, foster the best possible school music programs across the nation, and advance music education as a profession. As you prepare for your career, you can become part of your professional association – and take advantage of the many benefits of membership.

Employment Options
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Composer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Arranger and Orchestrator

READY TO
TAKE THE
NEXT STEP?

98%

Placement Rate1Rate based University of Jamestown 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates 1

$10M

in scholarships annually



COURSEWORK


Course

Title (credits)
Mus Applied Lessons (8)
Mus Ensemble Music (8)
Educ 100 Praxis Preparation (0)
Mus 100 Music Performance Seminar (0)
Math 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)
Or higher level*
Pols
or
Hist
or
Hist
104

207

208
American National Government (3)*

The United States to 1865 (3)*

The United States since 1865 (3)*
Mus 160 Harmony-Theory I (3)
Mus 161 Harmony-Theory II (3)
Mus 162 Ear Training I (2)
Mus 163 Ear Training II (2)
Educ 201 Introduction to Teaching (3)
Psyc 203 Developmental Psychology (3)*
Educ 205 A Study of North Dakota Native American Cultures (2)
Mus 239 Music History I (3)
Mus 262 Ear Training III (2)
Mus 263 Ear Training IV (2)
Mus 266 Introduction to Conducting (2)
Mus 271 Brass Techniques (2)

Course

Title (credits)
Mus 272 Woodwind Techniques (2)
Mus 273 String Techniques (2)
Mus 274 Percussion Techniques (2)
Mus 291 Music Methods in the Elementary School (3)
Mus 292 Music Methods: Secondary Choral (2)
Mus 293 Music Methods: Secondary Instrumental (2)
Educ 303 Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptionalities (3)
Comm
or
Soc
305

320
Cross Cultural Communication (3)*

Comparative Cultures (3)*
Mus 319 Instructional Media & Technology for Music (3)
Mus 339 Music History II (3)
Mus 340 Music History III (3)
Educ 353 Applied Cognitive Theories (3)
Mus 360 Harmony-Theory III (3)
Mus 361 Harmony-Theory IV (3)
Mus 363 Choral Arranging (2)
Mus 367 Advanced Conducting Choral (1)
Mus 368 Advanced Conducting Instrumental (1)
Mus 380 Junior Recital (0)
Educ 398 Junior Seminar (1)
Educ 399 Classroom Practicum (1)
Educ 419 Student Teaching: Elementary & Secondary (16)

Total Semester Credits Required: 113
*this class also fulfills a general education requirement




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