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General Studies: Secondary Education Stream

This curriculum is a preparation for studies in education leading to certification as a music teacher in BC secondary schools. Successful completion of the program, or a program with comparable requirements, is a prerequisite for admission into the B.Ed. (Secondary) program in the Faculty of Education, with music as the major teaching field.


Program requirements for the Bachelor of Music in General Studies: Secondary Education Stream include:
Core B.Mus. Requirements in Music History, Musicianship, Music Theory, and Music Technology (34 credits)
For specific requirements, see Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements.
Music Performance (16 credits)
MUSC 182 4
MUSC 282 4
MUSC 382 4
MUSC 482 4
The concentration instrument is usually the one on which the student is most competent, and on which the student auditioned to enter the School.
Secondary Performance (6 credits)
MUSC 141 2
MUSC 241 2
MUSC 131 2
Class Piano (MUSC 141 and 241) is waived in the case of students who meet the Minimum Requirements in Piano. Class Voice (MUSC 131) is waived in the case of students who have completed voice training equivalent to the level of MUSC 131. When these secondary performance requirements are waived, students may in some cases replace them with one or more years of private lessons on a secondary instrument (MUSC 171, 271, 371), on the recommendation of the relevant division chairs and with the permission of the Director of the School of Music.
Ensembles (14-18 credits)
Large ensemble 3-4
Large ensemble 3-4
Large ensemble 3-4
Large ensemble 3-4
Small ensemble 2
Students take four 3- or 4-credit large ensembles, one in each year they take private lessons. The large ensembles chosen are normally those most appropriate to the student's concentration instrument, although substitutions may be allowed by the ensemble directors.
Music Electives
Music electives 5
For non-voice concentrators, at least 2 credits of choral ensemble are required. This requirement may be satisfied by taking either a large choral ensemble (MUSC 153 or 154) or a small choral ensemble (MUSC 156) for one year. At least 3 credits of music electives must be in one of the following subjects, at the 300 level or higher: Music History, Music Technology, Music Theory, or World Music.
Additional Music Requirements (14 credits)
MUSC 112 2
MUSC 122 2
MUSC 309 2
MUSC 310 2
MUSC 311 2
MUSC 312 2
MUSC 313 2
Music Education Requirements (11 credits)
EDCP 210 3
EDCP 312 4
EDCP 313 4
Other Course Requirements (21 credits)
Writing Requirement (WRDS 150 or ENGL 100) 3
Literature Requirement 3
Non-music electives 15
At least 6 credits of the non-music electives must be at the 200 level or higher.
Minimum total credits for the degree: 121

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