2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, BM

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Traditional Degree Program Requirements (91-106 units)

General Education Requirements (40-55 units)

The General Education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University degree programs. Twelve (12) units of G.E. requirements will be met through the specific coursework of the Music Education major. See School of Music Handbook for details.

Core Applied Music Requirements


*Enrollment in Class Piano (MUS 012  or 022 ) is required of music majors whose primary instrument is other than piano each semester until the Piano Proficiency requirements are met. An opportunity to attempt to pass the Piano Proficiency exam for first semester students will be offered during rehearsal camp. For returning students, an attempt to pass the exam or portions of the exam will be offered at the end of each semester. See Music Handbook for Piano Proficiency requirements.

**Students must complete eight (8) units of Private Instruction on the same instrument or voice.


1Enrollment in MUS 050 - Performance Forum  is required for each semester in residence of all music majors.

2Enrollment for one unit of MUS 080 -089 , 460 -469  Private Instruction is required for each semester of residence for all music majors. A minimum of eight (8) units is required.

3Enrollment is required in at least one Major Ensemble (MUS 067 , 068 , 091 , 092 , 094 , 097 , 099 , 490A 490B 490C 490D 490E 490F 490H ) for full credit during each semester of enrollment at California Baptist University. A minimum of eight (8) units is required. Additional ensembles may be taken for 0-1 units.

Music Education Major Requirements

Subject Matter Preparation Program in Music (16 units)

The Single Subject Matter Preparation (SSMP) Program in Music consists of approved music courses selected to provide undergraduate students the academic background necessary to qualify them to teach music courses from kindergarten through grade twelve. To obtain a Single Subject Credential in Music the student must

  1. Obtain an undergraduate degree.
  2. Demonstrate subject competence in music in one of two ways: Earn a passing score on a Performing Arts examination that has been adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or complete a commission approved SSMP program. The SSMP Program from CBU is an approved CTC program.
  3. Complete a teaching credential program.

Students interested in the Subject Matter Preparation program should contact their Faculty Advisor in the Music Department. Students seeking a teaching credential should contact the Teacher Education Credential Program within the School of Education. (Also see the Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education  section for the Professional Methods Program for Single Subject Credential Students.)

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