2018-2019 Catalog

Introductory and Specific Music Subject Matter Authorization (32 units)

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an Introductory Music Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below.  This allows an employer to assign a teacher with an introductory music authorization to teach a class in which the curriculum is for grades 9 and below but the students in the class may be in grades K-12. 

Specific Music Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the specific subjects in grades preschool, K-12, and classes organized primarily for adults.

For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog or contact the School of Education Student Services Center.

Complete each of the following courses or equivalent as approved by the Music Department Advisor

Requirements

A.  Lower Division (16 units):

MUS 101Introducing Music

3

MUS 109Intro To Musicianship

1

MUS 110Music Fundamentals

3

MUS 120Beginning Voice Class

1

MUS 122Beginning Guitar Class

1

MUS 180Individual Lessons

1

MUS 210Music Theory I

3

MUS 280Individual Lessons

1

B.  Upper Division (12 units):

MUS 325Conducting

3 units

MUS 333Foundations of Music Education

3 units

MUS 420Vocal and Choral Techniques

3 units

or

MUS 421Instrumental Methods for Music Educators

3 units

C. Ensemble Requirement (4 units)

Complete one of the University's large performing ensembles for at least four semesters. These ensembles include orchestra, chorus, chamber singers, jubilee choir, bands, and jazz ensemble (1,1,1,1). For orchestra, for example complete MUS 176, 276, 376, and 476.

Students wishing for an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization may select MUS 420 or MUS 421. Students wishing for a Specific Subject Matter Authorization in instrumental music MUST select MUS 421, while students wishing for a specific subject matter authorization in vocal music MUST select MUS 420.