Major in Music Education (B.A.S.)

Our music education curriculum readies students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades kindergarten through 12. All majors are required to pass comprehensive examinations in music history and theory and in piano and guitar proficiency prior to graduation.

To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 30 courses (71 credits).

Required education courses:

  • Introduction to American Education
  • Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning
  • Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I and II
  • Methods Portfolio
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  • Classroom Management or Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Practicum in Secondary Education
  • Secondary Student Teaching
  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities

Required music courses:

  • Vocal Methods
  • Woodwind Methods
  • String Methods
  • Brass Methods
  • Percussion Methods
  • Choral Methods
  • Instrumental Methods
  • Theory I, II and III
  • History of Music Through 1750
  • Bach to Rock: Music From 1750 to the Present
  • Analysis
  • Elementary Methods
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Choral Conducting
  • Major Recital
  • Six credits in performance ensembles
  • 12 credits of individual music lessons in the principal instrument or in voice