MUSIC EDUCATION (Bachelor of Arts)

The UCLA Department of Music, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education--the only music education program in the UC system.  Students can earn a California Subject Matter Waiver in music and complete their teaching credential during the senior year of undergraduate studies. The program prepares future music educators to teach in traditional school music programs, cultivates dispositions that encourage innovation and change in the profession, and nurtures socially responsible practices in the classroom and community.  This is the only music education program at a public university in California where it is possible to earn a teaching credential as part of a four year undergraduate degree program.  Interested students should contact Frank Heuser and Lily Chen in the UCLA Department of Music.

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.

    Units
Music M10ABC      Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course 
12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65 Undergraduate Instruction in Performance 12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)
12
Music Education Concentration      18 
THE MAJOR
    Units
Music 120ABC Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC History and Analysis of Western Music
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15
Music 101 Senior Seminar: Music Curriculum Design and Evaluation 2
Music 110A Learning Approaches in Music Education 4
Music 110B Musicality and Creativity in Childhood 4
Music 110C Comparative Study of Choral Music Education 4
Music 110D Comparative Study of Instrumental Music Education 4
Music 114A Study of Instrumental and Vocal Techniques: High Strings 
Music 114B Study of Instrumental and Vocal Techniques: Low Strings  1
Music 115A Study of Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds 2
Music 115B Study of Instrumental Techniques: Brass 2
Music 116 Introduction to Conducting 2
Music 117 Study and Conducting of Instrumental and Choral Literature 2
Music 119A Vocal Techniques for Music Education 3
Music 119B Western and World Percussion Pedagogy 3
Music 119C Jazz and Technology Pedagogy 3
Music 160A-165 Instruction in Performance 6
Required Senior Recital    


UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 70

TOTAL UPPER DIVISION AND LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 121