Pre-Teaching Major (B.M.)
The B.M. pre-teaching degree is the program of choice for most students seeking a five-year, combined bachelor's and master's degree program that includes certification to teach music in the public schools. Students will complete all of the skill and knowledge content requirements in this undergraduate program leaving a year-long internship and some advanced study in music and education for the fifth year.
Students applying to the Master of Arts in Teaching program need a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or better to ensure admission to the graduate school. Therefore, students typically apply first to UNH as a B.M. music education major and switch to this B.M. pre-teaching degree in their junior or senior year.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 History and Literature of Music (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery category requirement, and MUSI 515 Music in World Cultures (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement. Additionally, B.M. music education and pre-teaching majors may use MUSI 501 History and Literature of Music to satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery category requirement.
All bachelor of music students are required to give a public performance during their senior year, which fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement:
- For students in the pre-teaching option, a half recital is required.
Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum
& MUSI 472
and Theory I
& MUSI 474
|Ear Training I|
and Ear Training I
& MUSI 476
|Functional Piano I|
and Functional Piano I 1
& MUSI 572
and Theory II
& MUSI 574
|Ear Training II|
and Ear Training II
& MUSI 576
|Functional Piano II|
and Functional Piano II 1
& MUSI 502
|History and Literature of Music|
and History and Literature of Music
|MUSI 515||Music in World Cultures||4|
|Select any course between MUSI 703-MUSI 715||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Analysis: Form and Structure|
|Analysis: Form and Structure|
|Select variable credits of MUSI 541-MUSI 564/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||Variable|
|Select variable credits of MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing Ensemble||Variable|
Bachelor of Music Pre-Teaching Curriculum
Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.
|MUED 741||Techniques and Methods in Choral Music||2|
|MUED 745||Techniques and Methods in String Instruments||2|
|MUED 747||Techniques and Methods in Woodwind Instruments 1||2-3|
|MUED 749||Techniques and Methods in Brass Instruments||2|
|MUED 751||Techniques and Methods in Percussion Instruments||2|
|MUED 755||Vocal Pedagogy 2||1-2|
|MUED 765||Instrumental Music Methods 3||2|
|MUED 790||Teaching Elementary School Music||3|
|MUED 791||Teaching Secondary School Music||2|
|MUSI 520||Diction for Singers I 4||2|
|Select 8 credits of the following MUSI 541-MUSI 564/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study (Applied Lessons)||8|
|Select 8 credits of the following MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing Ensemble 5||8|
|EDUC 500||Exploring Teaching||4|
|EDUC 700||Educational Structure and Change||4|
|EDUC 701||Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology||4|
|EDUC 705||Contemporary Educational Perspectives||4|
|EDUC 751B||Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary||4|
Vocal track students take 2 credits. Instrumental track students take 3 credits.
Instrumental track students take 1 credit. Vocal track students take 2 credits.
Required for Instrumental track.
Required for Vocal track.
Students in the bachelor of music pre-teaching degree program may use a maximum of 8 ensemble credits toward graduation. Of the 8 credits in ensemble performance (MUSI 441 Concert Choir-MUSI 464 Guitar Ensemble) required during the course of study, it is required that at least 4 credits will be from the following: Concert Choir (MUSI 441 Concert Choir), Symphony (MUSI 450 Symphony), Wind Symphony (MUSI 452 Wind Symphony), Symphonic Band (MUSI 453 Symphonic Band), and/or Concert Band (MUSI 451 Concert Band). At least 1 credit of performance in a jazz ensemble (MUSI 460 Jazz Band) and 1 credit of Marching Band (MUSI 454 UNH Marching Band) are highly desirable.