Dual Degree Program: Bachelor of Music in Music Education / Master of Arts in Teaching
Dual Degree Program Requirements
Learn more about General Undergraduate Requirements.
Learn more about General Graduate Requirements.
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|CR 109||Chapel Choir (2 terms)||2|
|CR 209||Schola Cantorum (2 terms)||2|
|CR 509||Symphonic Choir (3 terms)||3|
|CR 215||Fundamentals of Conducting||3|
|CR 315||Techniques of Conducting||3|
|OR 101A||Organ Primary (2 terms)||4|
|or PI 101A|| Piano Primary|
|or VC 101A|| Voice Primary|
|OR 201A||Organ Primary (2 terms)||4|
|or PI 201A|| Piano Primary|
|or VC 201A|| Voice Primary|
|OR 301A||Organ Primary (2 terms)||4|
|or PI 301A|| Piano Primary|
|or VC 301A|| Voice Primary|
|OR 401A||Organ Primary (1 terms)||2|
|or PI 401A|| Piano Primary|
|or VC 401A|| Voice Primary|
|VC 115||English & Italian Diction 1||2|
|VC 116||French & German Diction 1||2|
& TH 142
& TH 241
and Musicianship II
and Musicianship III
|TH 342||Contemporary Trends||3|
& MH 248
|Music Historiography I|
and Music Historiography II
|MH 345||Music Since 1900||3|
|ME 111||Music Education Lab (7 terms)||0|
|ME 161||Art of Teaching Music I||3|
|ME 262||Art of Teaching Music II||4|
|ME 187||Instrumental Music: Strings||1|
|ME 188||Instrumental Music: Winds/Percussion||2|
|ME 492||Student Teaching||12|
|ME 587||Music in Special Educ||1|
|ME 592||Creativity & Music Technology||2|
|LL 131||English Composition||3|
|PSY 100||Intro To Psychology||3|
|PSY 230||Child Development||3|
|or PSY 231|| Youth and Adolescent Development|
|ME 563||Art of Teaching Music III||4|
|ME 564||Art of Teaching Music IV||4|
|ME 685||Research in Music Education||3|
|ME 692||Hist & Phil of Music Educ||3|
|ME 721||Curriculum Development & Evaluation||3|
|ME 723||Psychology for Music Tchr||3|
|ME 750||BM/MAT Capstone||3|
- The BM/MAT program normally requires five years of study. In order to gain admission, undergraduates must meet the admission requirements set by the School of Education and must be recommended by the Music Education Department of Westminster Choir College. Candidates will be evaluated during the Sophomore Review and if invited, may begin during the first semester of the junior year.
- Upon completion of 124 credit hours and the student teaching experience, individuals are classified as graduate students.
- Seven semesters of ensemble credits must be completed at the undergraduate level.
- Some graduate-level courses may be offered only on the Lawrenceville campus of Rider University.
- Upon completion of all requirements of the dual degree program, students receive the Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the School of Education of Rider University. Recipients of the two degrees are then recommended for New Jersey teacher certification.
- Students complete a capstone project in this program. Information and guidelines can be found on the Music Education Department website. The course that accompanies this project must be taken in the fifth year of the program.