Jan 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Music Education Concentration, BM


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Students in the Music Education program complete the subject matter preparation for the California Teaching Credential in Music, K-12.

The BM-Bachelor of Music in Music Education, offered by the School of Music and Dance , is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree programs, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed, must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).

Students receive 60-minute weekly lessons every semester in their area of specialty and must participate in the major ensemble of their respective applied area as a co-requisite. In the final semester of applied study, a solo recital of a minimum of 30 minutes of music is required.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 38
Major Preparation 15-18
Major Core Requirements 44
Concentration Requirements 29-30
University Electives 2-6
Total 132

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions  area in the General Education (GE)  section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the preparation and major (all courses in preparation, and core) must be completed with a grade of “C or better”.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (38 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (24 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Piano Proficiency (0-3 units)


Students must also satisfy piano proficiency; this requirement may be satisfied with completion of:

Major Requirements (73-74 units)


Complete eight units (8 units)


Music Education Concentration (29-30 units)


Select an area of specialization from either the Instrumental or the Choral/General below. All students must take the Common Courses below.

Complete one course (2 units)

Total Units Required (132 units)


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