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Music Education – Drake University

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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I # 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h.
MUS-120 Music Theory I # 3 s.h.
MUS-130 Aural Skills I # 2 s.h.
EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h.
EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Choir and/or band 1-2 s.h.
MUA-148 Applied Instrument/Vocal 1-2 s.h.
MUA-120 Applied Piano or App. P II 1-2 s.h.
Total 20+ s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
MUS-121 Music Theory II # 3 s.h.
MUS-131 Aural Skills II # 2 s.h.
Humanities Class 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3 s.h.
Choir and/or Band 1-2 s.h.
MUA-148 Applied Instrument/Vocal 1-2 s.h.
MUA-120 Applied Piano or App. P II 1-2 s.h.
Total 18+ s.h.
Third Semester
PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
MUS-220 Music Theory III # 3 s.h.
MUS-132 Aural Skills III # 2 s.h.
EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
Choir and/or Band 1-2 s.h.
MUA-148 Applied Instrument/Vocal 1-2 s.h.
MUA-120 Applied Piano or App. P II 1-2 s.h.
Total 17+ s.h.
Fourth Semester
EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h.
EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h.
MUS-221 Music Theory IV # 3 s.h.
MUS-133 Aural Skills IV # 2 s.h.
Social Science 3 s.h.
Natural Science class 3-4 s.h.
Choir and/or Band 1-2 s.h.
MUA-148 Applied Instrument/Vocal 1-2 s.h.
MUA-120 Applied Piano or App. P II 1-2 s.h.
Total 19+ s.h.

* – Appropriate math scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of classes.
# – Above courses must have final grade of “C” or higher in order to pass to next one.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

  • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
  • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
  • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
  • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
  • See Drake University

Suggested General Education & Electives:

    • SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success
    • BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
    • FLS- Foreign Language
    • MUS-163 Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
    • RDG-125 College Reading Strategies

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