Music B.M. (Pre-Teacher Certificate)

The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional degree program. 

Students must have earned and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Failing MUSI-200 Recital Attendance, is not acceptable and will be cause for Bachelor of Music program probation.  These academic requirements must be maintained to continue in the Bachelor of Music degree plan. Students must complete their piano proficiency prior to their Senior Pre-Recital Hearing.

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements49
Pre-Teacher Certificate40
Total Units143-141

Music Major Core Requirements

Musicianship Requirements
MUSC-128Harmony and Form I3
MUSC-129Musicianship I1
MUSC-133Harmony and Form II3
MUSC-134Musicianship II1
MUSC-228Introduction to Music Technology1
MUSC-225Music Form and Literature I3
MUSC-226Musicianship III1
MUSC-336Music Form and Literature III3
MUSC-234Musicianship IV1
MUSC-273Introduction to Conducting1
Music History
MUSC-253Music in Global Cultures2
MUSC-325Music Hist/Literature I (before 1600)3
MUSC-326Music Hist/Lit II (1600-1900)3
MUSC-327Music History & Literature III 12
Select one from the following based on private instruction: :2
Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
MUSC-233Music Form and Literature II3
MUSC-403Instrumental Arranging2
Performance Requirements 2
MUSC-105AClass Piano I1
MUSC-105BClass Piano II1
MUSC-145AClass Piano III1
MUSC-146Class Piano IV: Keyboard Improvisation (or completion of Piano Proficiency)1
Large Ensemble
Select eight units of the following:8
University Orchestra
Women's Chorus
Concert Choir (one unit)
University Orchestra
Concert Choir (one unit)
Applied Instruction
Select two units from the following:2
Applied Instruction: Voice
Applied Instruction: Piano
Applied Instruction: Guitar
Applied Music: Organ
Applied Instruction: Instrument
MUSI-200Recital Attendance (Co-requisite with Applied Instruction)0
Total Units49

Pre-Teacher Certification 

Our degree is designed to equip students to pursue careers in teaching elementary, junior high or high school music in the private or public school setting. We are the only private college in Orange County that is endorsed by The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for public schools for the Bachelor of Music in Pre-Teacher Certification (Music Education). This means that our students who successfully complete this degree may directly enter a credentialing program without first taking the three CSET subtests.

Current students complete classroom observations, participate in field work with a master teacher, attend professional conferences, and are active members of the student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). 

Recent alumni have completed their teaching credential and/or Master of Education degree and secured teaching positions in school districts such as Los Angeles, Newport-Mesa, Orange, Placentia, San Bernardino, and Tustin.

Pre-Teacher Certification students are advised to take POLS-155C American Democracy in lieu of HIST-156C U.S. History and ANTH-453 Language,Culture/Linguistics(Pre-Req.: ANTH-102C Intro to Cultural Anthropology) for entrance into the Vanguard University Credentialing  program.

Small Ensemble (1 unit)2
MUSC-108Beginning Guitar Class1
MUSC-111Beginning Voice Class1
MUSC-201Introduction to Music Education2
MUSC-270Introduction to Jazz Improvisation2
MUSC-311Teaching Music/Multclt Setting3
MUSC-312Woodwind Techniques1
MUSC-313Brass Techniques1
Select alternate Conducting course not previously taken2
MUSC-333String Techniques1
MUSC-334Percussion Techniques1
MUSC-337AMusic for Elementary Schools3
MUSC-338Secondary Instrumental Music Methods And Literature2
MUSC-339Secondary Vocal Music Methods and Literature2
MUSC-410Choral Arranging2
Applied Instruction (4 units lower/ 8 units upper)12
Applied Instruction: Voice
Applied Instruction: Piano
Applied Instruction: Guitar
Applied Instruction: Organ
Applied Instruction: Instrument
MUSI-200Recital Attendance (Co-requisite with Applied Instruction)0
MUSC-491CRecital and Research 12
Total Units40