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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Music - The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Instrumental Music (132 units)


Take the following courses for 8 units:

  • MUS 129 Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
    Prerequisite: None

  • MUS 329 Individual Instruction for Music Majors (1)
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Upper-Division Screening Exam on applied instrument or voice.

Take all the following courses:

  • MUS 122A Class Voice (1)
    Prerequisite: None

  • MUS 125T Instrumental Methods: Music Technology (1)
    Prerequisite: None

  • MUS 326 Conducting (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

  • MUS 382A Instrumental Ensemble Lab (3)
    Prerequisite: Three instrumental methods courses from MUS 125 series.

  • MUS 382B Beginning Jazz Ensemble Lab (1)
    Prerequisite: None

  • MUS 386 Introduction to Music Education (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Music major and consent of instructor.

  • MUS 419 Choral Master Class (1)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

  • MUS 425 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2)
    Prerequisite: MUS 326 or consent of instructor.

  • MUS 480 Marching Band Techniques (2)
    Prerequisite: None

  • MUS 482 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques & Lit (3)
    Prerequisite: MUS 326. Conducting and at least 3 MUS 125 Methods courses.

  • MUS 484 Arranging (2)
    Prerequisites: MUS 142B and 125T.

  • MUS 485 Music for the Elementary Child (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Take 5 additional courses from:

  • MUS 125A, 125B, 125C, 125D, 125E, 125F

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music

Completion of this option meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music. In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Teaching Credential, prospective Music teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete up to 12 units in the credential program as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website ( for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the conservatory's Music Education Advisor early to plan their program. CSULB students entering the Credential Program must apply to the graduate program during the last semester before graduation.

The Subject Matter Preparation Program has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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