College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Music Secondary Education, Bachelor of Music Education

Four Year Progression Plan Choral - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS121 Music Theory I 2
Description: Review of fundamentals followed by an introduction to voice leading and harmonic progression with diatonic chords; non-chord tones; and small-scale form, including cadences, phrases, and periods. Note that MUS 121 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 131. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUS131 Ear Training I 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 131 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 121. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Pass placement exam or MUS 120 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MUS161 Diction For Singers I 1
Description: International Phonetic Alphabet, English, and Italian diction for singers. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to B. Music Performance: Vocal or B. Music Education: Choral
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MUP101 Class Piano I For Majors 1
Description: Beginning piano for music majors with no keyboard experience. May co-convene with MUP 102, MUP 201 and MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 1
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
6. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
7. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
8. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS122 Music Theory II 2
Description: Continued study of diatonic harmony; secondary functions; common-chord modulation; and binary and ternary forms. Note that MUS 122 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 132. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 121 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUS132 Ear Training II 2
Description: How to conceptualize written diatonic melodies with some chromaticism before hearing them (sight singing) and transcribe the same into notation after hearing (dictation), and improvise with these materials. Note that MUS 132 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 122. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 131 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUS162 Diction For Singers II 1
Description: German and French diction for singers. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 161 and (Admission to B. Music Performance: Vocal or B. Music Education: Choral)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUP102 Class Piano II 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 201 and/or MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 101
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 1
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
6. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
7. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
8. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS200 Prelude To Music Education 2
Description: Introduction to the teaching of choral, instrumental and general music through lecture, discussion, and research pertaining to professional responsibilities and career opportunities. Required for all music education majors. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUS221 Music Theory III 3
Description: Mode mixture; Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords; chromatic modulation; larger forms, including sonata and rondo. Note that MUS 221 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 231. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 122 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MUS231 Ear Training III 1
Description: How to conceptualize modulating or harmonically altered tonal patterns before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 132 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 221
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MUS241 Music History To 1750 3
Description: Evolution of Western music from ancient Greece through the Baroque period.. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUP201 Keyboard Harmony I 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 102 and/or MUP 202. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 102
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 2
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
7. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
8. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS222 Music Theory IV 3
Description: Introduction to post-tonal theory and analysis, including the study of referential collections, basic pitch-class set theory, and serial techniques. Note that MUS 222 is normally taken concurrently with MUS 232. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 w/ a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. MUS232 Ear Training IV 1
Description: How to conceptualize complex tonal or atonal structures before hearing them and transcribe the same into notation after hearing, and improvise with these materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 231 w/ a grade of C or better; Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 222
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUS242 Music History From 1750 3
Description: Music and musicians from mid-eighteenth century to the present Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 w/ a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and MUS 121 and MUS 122
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUS260 Introduction To World Music 3
Description: Surveys the music of the Pacific, Middle Eastern, Asian, Australian, African, Latin American, and Caribbean communities. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MUP202 Keyboard Harmony II 1
Description: May co-convene with MUP 101, MUP 102 and/or MUP 201. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUP 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 2
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
7. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS330W Topics In Music Literature 3
Description: In-depth study of various genres in the Western classical music tradition including symphonic, chamber music, and choral literature. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. This course may be repeated for credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MUS 241 or 242), MUS 221, (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) with grades of C or higher and Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 2
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUS421 Vocal Pedagogy 3
Description: Studies the techniques of teaching singing and the physiology of the voice with emphasis on the most recent medical and scientific findings. Co-convened with MUS 521. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
5. MUP431 Conducting 2
Description: Fundamental conducting patterns and rehearsal techniques, score reading, and score preparation. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUS 221, MUS 232, and MUP 202 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. EPS325 Ed Psy In Mid-sch & Secndy Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to middle-school and secondary education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS353 Elementary Music Methods 2
Description: A one semester study and application of the methods, materials, and instructional procedures related to elementary school general music teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 200 w/ grade of C or better and a 2.50 cumulative GPA
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUP329 Voice Private Lessons 2
Description: Admission to private lessons is granted through audition and by permission of the instructor. One half-hour lesson per week for 1 credit., one hour lesson per week for 2 or 3 credits. All students are required to attend the weekly master class(es). All students must take a performance jury at the end of each semester. Music majors must take an upper division jury at the end of their fourth semester of instruction. Department consent required. May be repeated for up to 30 units of credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUP380 Junior Recital 1
Description: Public recital for students who elect to present a recital in your junior year. Open to students currently enrolled in upper-division private lessons. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
5. MUP435 Choral Conducting 2
Description: Techniques, organization, materials, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary choral literature. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUP 431 with grade of C or better Pre- or Corequisite: MUS 241 and MUS 242 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
6. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS410 Topics In Music Theory & Comp 3
Description: In-depth study of a particular musical topic from a theoretical, analytical, and/or compositional standpoint. May be repeated with different topics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 and 222 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUS455 Secondary Music Methods I 2
Description: A first semester study and application of the pedagogical and administrative knowledge and skills related to performing ensemble teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 200 and MUS 353 w/ grades of C or better and a 2.50 cumulative GPA
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
4. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MUS308 Teaching Practicum 1
Description: Field experience in school music classroom settings, with exposure to and practical experience in the tasks of a music teacher. This course is normally taken while enrolled in MUS 457, but not required. May be repeated for up to 3 units of credit. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MUS405 Arranging 3
Description: Scoring and arranging for choral and instrumental ensembles. Gives particular attention to voicing, soloistic treatment of voices, texts, instrument ranges, and other elements of traditional and contemporary scoring. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 221 and MUS 231 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MUS457 Secondary Music Methods II 2
Description: A second semester study and application of the pedagogical and administrative knowledge and skills related to performing ensemble teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MUS 455 with a grade of C or higher and a 2.50 cumulative GPA
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MUP3XX1 Large Ensemble 1 MUP3XX1 Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Enroll in one of the following MUP ensembles as assigned through audition: MUP 356, MUP 361, MUP 362.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Large Ensemble: 8 terms of 300-level MUP major ensemble as assigned through audition from MUP 356, 361, or 362.

Students may not use MUS or MUP prefixes courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.

Music education students should also take POS 220 (3 units) to satisfy Arizona Certification requirements for federal and Arizona constitution.  You may meet this requirement by demonstrating proficiency on a special exam.

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Music
Performing Arts (#37), Room 120
PHONE: 928-523-3731
http://www.cal.nau.edu/music/

Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
FAX:       928-523-8477
http://www.cal.nau.edu/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.