The 31-unit Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Music is a sequence of courses designed to prepare music students to become successful music teachers in K-12 school settings. Students receive education in a variety of musical disciplines and pedagogical approaches, including choral, instrumental, general, and world music. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All music students may take the Subject Matter Preparation Program courses although, in order for students to obtain documentation of completing the program, they must take every course within the program.
The following ten (10) units are required of all music education students:
These required nine (9) units focus on specific disciplines within music teaching and learning. They are designed to prepare future music educators to teach in a variety of K-12 areas, including instrumental, choral, and elementary music teaching settings.
Six (6) units in performance and pedagogy of standard orchestral instruments, voice, and guitar are required:
Six (6) units of developmental basic skills in conducting, as well as more specific skills for choral and instrumental settings are required:
Do you have questions about the music education curriculum? Contact Dr. John Eros, advisor for music education.