MUSIC EDUCATION AND MUSIC THERAPY - Dept. Code:  MED

INTRODUCTION

A basic premise of the Music Education program is that music teachers must be both musicians and teachers; thus, competency as a musician is equally as important as having a strong theoretical and practical foundation in music education .  The instructional program should prepare students for teaching all areas of the instructional specialization (e.g. choral, general, instrumental music) while allowing them to develop a specialization in a given area of music teaching.  The theoretical and practical foundations in our series of music education techniques and methods courses incorporate ideas drawn from theory, research, and the practical experiences of the faculty and other successful practitioners.

Program Goals:

• Help students develop the musical and teaching competencies necessary to enable them to demonstrate the generic and subject area competencies and the Florida Educational Accomplished Practices (FEAP) for becoming successful music teachers.

• Enable students apply the musical and instructional skills developed in the program (and reinforced during field experience and student teaching ) to teach music in elementary, middle, and senior high schools.

• Prepare students to plan and sequence music instruction at all levels.

• Help students develop the skills and desire to continue music-making as a lifetime endeavor both personally and professionally.

• Help students develop skills in integrating information from the diverse professional literature into their teaching.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

• Students must demonstrate generic competencies required by the University in general education courses. 

• Students must demonstrate competencies related to the core Professional Education courses required by the State of Florida, including 13 credits in Teaching and Learning (TAL) and a minimum of 32 credits in Music Education (MED).
• Students must demonstrate musical competencies related to the requirements of the Bachelor of Music degree, including 66 credits in music. 

• Students must demonstrate teaching competencies related to the core courses in the music education specialization, including a minimum of 32 credits in Music Education.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music

MAJOR

Music Education (MED)
Music Education with Jazz Emphasis Instrumental (MEDJI)
Music Education with Jazz Emphasis Vocal (MEDJV)

The Music Education curriculum is designed to prepare students to teach music in public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary grade levels. All Music Education majors must perform at a high level either vocally or on an instrument.  Students must successfully complete the Florida General Knowledge Examination (FGKE) to be admitted to teacher candidacy and the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FCTE) to graduate.

Instrumental majors must develop knowledge of and performance ability on wind, string, and percussion instruments sufficient to teach beginning students. All choral and general music majors must develop adequate vocal skills to assure effective use of the voice in teaching.

Admission to and/or retention in the music education curriculum leading to Florida Teacher Certification requires that students be formally screened with respect to specific criteria. Following are the Requirements for Admission to Teacher Candidacy and for Admission to Associate Teaching:

Admission to Teacher Candidacy

1. Acceptance as a major in the music education program.

2. Satisfactory performance on the FGKE and the FCTE.

3. Completion of 55 semester hours of credit. (Transfer students must have at least 12 semester hours of credit earned at the University of Miami.)

4. No grade less than a C in TAL & MED courses.

5. Completed Computer Proficiency Requirement (MMI 240 and MMI 241).

6. Required Background Check completed.

Admission to Student Teaching

1. Approval of MED faculty members.

2. Completion of 90 semester hours of credit.

3. Completion of at least three-fourths of the courses in the teaching major, verified by advisor.

4. Completion of and a C or better in all MED & TAL courses

5. Completion of pre-internship field experiences with above-average evaluations.

Please be advised that the State of Florida may implement new requirements for certification.
These requirements will be mandatory with or without notice in this bulletin. The student is responsible for securing the application for certification and submitting the necessary documents and fees to the Florida Department of Education to obtain certification and endorsement. The DOE Certification Ombudsman in the School of Education is available to assist with certification and re-certification matters.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC EDUCATION
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MED

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A)2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class* 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
TAL 103 Psychological & Technological Foundations of Education*   3
17
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class* 1
MED Technique Class* 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
18
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class* 1
MED Technique Class* or
MVP 250 Language Diction for Singers 1
MIP/MVP 181 Conducting I 1
TAL 305 Classroom and Behavior Management*   3
15
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class* 1
MIP/MVP 182 Conducting II 1
TAL 304 Reading in the Content Area* 3
Natural World Elective   3
17
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MTC 311 Analysis & Experience 3
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance & Baroque Periods or
Approved MCY Elective 3
MED 542 Teaching Elementary General Music (K-5)* 3
MED 549 Teaching Secondary Choral Music* 3
MIP/MVP 281 Conducting III   1
17
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MTC 416 Orchestration or
MTC 515 Choral Arranging 3
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic, & Modern Periods or
Approved MCY Elective 3
MED 543 Teaching Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music* 3
MED 544 Teaching Secondary General Music (6-12)* 3
MIP/MVP 282 Conducting IV   1
17
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level G) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Ensemble 1
MED 245 Functional Techniques 1
MED 340 Marching Band Fundamentals* or
MIP 549 String Repertoire and Pedagogy* 1
MED 430 Teaching Jazz/Popular Music* 2
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians* 3
TAL 506 Issues and Strategies for ESOL* 3
Natural World Elective   3
17
Spring Semester
MED 433 Senior Seminar in Music Education* 1
MED 471 Student Teaching in Elementary School Music (K-5)*** 6
MED 473 Student Teaching in Secondary School Music (6-12)*** 6
TAL 580 Seminar on Teaching*   1
14
                     
***MED 475 Student Teaching (12 credits) can be substituted for MED 471 & MED 473

NOTE:  Two semesters of MIP 170 Marching Band required of all brass, percussion, and woodwind principals.
    Must pass all courses in MED and TAL with grade of C or above.
          * Must pass with grade of C or above.
          ** MTH 101 required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC EDUCATION
Jazz Emphasis (Instrumental) 
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MEDJ

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MSJ 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 124 Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 3
MED Technique Class* 1
ENG 105 English Composition I   3
16
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MSJ 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 371 Jazz Improvisation I 3
MED Technique Class* 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
TAL 103 Psychological Foundations of Education   3
19
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level C) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MSJ 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
MSJ 240 Jazz Skills I 3
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 113 Analysis & Evolution of Jazz Styles I 3
MED Technique Class* 1
MIP 181 Instrumental Conducting I 1
TAL 305 Classroom Behavior Management   3
18
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MSJ 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
MSJ 241 Jazz Skills II 3
MED Technique Class* 1
MED Technique Class* 1
MIP 182 Instrumental Conducting II 1
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students** 3
TAL 304 Content Area Reading   3
18
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level E) 2
MSJ Small Ensemble 1
MSJ 340 Jazz Skills III 3
Major Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class* 1
MSJ 519 Advanced Modern Arranging I 3
MIP 281 Instrumental Conducting III 1
MED 542 Teaching Elementary General Music (K-5)* 3
MED 549 Teaching Secondary Choral Music*   3
18
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level F) 2
MSJ Small Ensemble 1
MSJ 341 Jazz Skills IV 3
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 520 Advanced Modern Arranging II 3
MIP 282 Instrumental Conducting IV 1
MED 543 Teaching Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music* 3
Natural World Elective   3
17
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 003 Jazz Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
MSJ Principal Instrument (Level G) 2
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 509 Jazz Composition I 3
MED Technique Class* 1
MED 340 Marching Band Fundamentals* 1
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
TAL 506 Issues and Strategies for ESOL 3
Natural World Elective   3
17
Spring Semester
MED 433 Seminar in Music Education* 1
MED 471 Student Teaching in Elementary School Music (K-5) *** 6
MED 473 Student Teaching in Secondary School Music (6-12) ***                          6
TAL 580 Seminar on Teaching   1
14
***MED 475 Student Teaching (12 credits) can be substituted for MED 471 & 473


NOTE:  Two semesters of MIP 170 Marching Band required of all brass, percussion, and woodwind principals.
  Must pass all courses in MED and TAL with grade of C or above.
        * Must pass with grade of C or above.
        ** MTH 101 required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC EDUCATION
Jazz Emphasis (Vocal)
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MEDJ

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MVP Principal Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MSJ 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class 1
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
TAL 103 Psychological Foundations of Education   3
16
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MVP Principal Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MSJ 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MED Technique Class 1
MSJ 371 Jazz Improvisation I 3
MSJ 125 Introduction to Jazz Vocal Improvisation   3
16
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MVP Principal Voice (Level C) 2
MMI 240 Technology Studies I* 1
MSJ 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 240 Jazz Skills I 3
MSJ 113 Analysis & Evolution of Jazz Styles I 3
MVP 181 Choral Conducting I 1
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students** 3
TAL 305 Classroom Behavior Management   3
18
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MSJ Principal Voice (Level D) 2
MVP Principal Voice (Level D)                        1
MMI 241 Technology Studies II* 1
MSJ 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 241 Jazz Skills II 3
MSJ 372 Jazz Vocal Improvisation I 3
MVP 182 Choral Conducting II 1
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Natural World Elective   3
18
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MSJ Principal Voice (Level E) 2
MSJ Small Ensemble 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 340 Jazz Skills III 3
MSJ 519 Advanced Modern Arranging I 3
MED 542 Teaching Elementary General Music (K-5) 3
MED 549 Teaching Secondary Choral Music 3
MVP 281 Choral Conducting III 1
MVP 250 English Diction for Singers   1
18
Spring Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MSJ Principal Voice (Level F) 2
MSJ Small Ensemble 1
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 341 Jazz Skills IV 3
MVP 282 Choral Conducting IV 1
MED Technique Class 1
MED Technique Class 1
MED 543 Teaching Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music 3
Natural World Elective   3
16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
MSJ 008 Jazz Vocal Forum 0
MVP 008 Voice Forum                               0
MSJ Principal Voice (Level G) 2
Major Ensemble 1
MSJ 516 Jazz Vocal Arranging 3
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship for Musicians 3
MED Technique Class 1
TAL 506 Issues and Strategies for ESOL 3
TAL 304 Content Area Reading   3
16
Spring Semester
MED 433 Seminar in Music Education 1
TAL 580 Seminar on Teaching 1
MED 471 Student Teaching in Elementary School Music (K-5)*** 6
MED 473 Student Teaching in Secondary School Music (6-12)***                            6
    14
***MED 475 Student Teaching (12 credits) can be substituted for MED 471 & MED 473

NOTE:  Must pass all courses in MED and TAL with grade of C or above.
        * Must pass with grade of C or above.
        ** MTH 101 required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.

MUSIC THERAPY - Dept Code MTY

INTRODUCTION

The music therapy program provides students with the opportunity to develop comprehensive musicianship as well as clinical knowledge and skills within a rich musical, scholarly and communicative environment.  Music therapy majors must demonstrate musical proficiency, either vocally or instrumentally, and must acquire musical competency on guitar, piano, voice and percussion.

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers as professional music therapists in a variety of health care and educational settings.  Furthermore, graduates are eligible to take the Board Certification Exam in music therapy, leading to the credential, Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC).  The music therapy curriculum is approved by the American Music Therapy Association, and is based on the clinical and research paradigm known as Neurologic Music Therapy.

The MTY/MED Double Major prepares individuals for careers working in school settings with special – needs children or adolescents.

To remain in the Music Therapy program, students must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester. Additionally, music therapy core courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. All internship applications must include a written letter of recommendation from a music therapy faculty member.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The music therapy program is designed to address three primary objectives:

• Comprehensive musicianship:  through intensive music study and performance experiences, students will articulate knowledge of music structure and style, produce aesthetically pleasing musical performances, and modify music for specific contexts.

• Knowledge of human behavior:  by studying both theory and scientific evidence, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the systems of the human body, the intricacies of human behavior, as well as developmental norms and deviations in each domain of functioning.

• Knowledge of Music Therapy:  students will engage in rigorous exploration of the theories and scientific evidence that support the use of music in a therapeutic context.  Following the neurologic music therapy approach, all techniques learned in this program are based on scientific evidence regarding music perception and behavior.  Furthermore, students have ample opportunity to establish and refine their therapeutic skills through six consecutive semesters of clinical practica in addition to a six-month, full-time clinical internship.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

MAJOR

Music Therapy (MTY)
Music Therapy & Music Education Double Major (MTY/MED)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC THERAPY
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MTY

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level A) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
MED 159 Introduction to Music Therapy 2
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students**   3
17
Spring Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level B) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble 1
MED 149 Functional Techniques in MTY I 1
MED 259 Music Therapy Pre-Practicum 2
ENG 106 English Composition II   3
15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level C)2
MTC 240 Music Theory III*2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III*1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble1
MED 359 Music Therapy Practicum 1A 1
MED 244 Vocal Techniques or MVP Language Diction 1
BIL 109 Human Biology 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology   3
16
Spring Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level D) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble 1
MED 360 Music Therapy Practicum 1B 1
MED 242 Percussion Techniques 1
DAN 290 Intro to Dance/Movement Therapy 2
EPS 270 Human Development or PSY 203 Child & Adolescent Development   3
15
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level E) 2
Ensemble 1
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
MED 249 Functional Techniques in MTY II 1
MED 361 Music Therapy Practicum 2A 1
MED 576 Music & Development 3
MIP 317 Basic Conducting or MIP 181 Choral Conducting 1
PSY 202 Introduction to Psychobiology   3
15
Spring Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice Forum 0
Principal Instrument/Voice (Level F) 2
Ensemble 1
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
MED 245 Functional Music Techniques 1
MED 362 Music Therapy Practicum 2B 1
MED 545 Music in Rehabilitation 3
PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology                       3
14
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MED 363 Music Therapy Practicum 3A 1
MED 450 Introduction to Research in Music 3
MTC Arranging/Orchestration Elective 3
Natural World Elective 3
TAL 330 Intr Edu Excpt Indiv or PSY 440 Abnormal Child Psychology   3
PSY 204 Introductory Biobehavioral Statistics         4
18
Spring Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MED 364 Music Therapy Practicum 3B 1
MED 546 Music in Psychotherapy 3
MED 559 Internship in Music Therapy*** 3
MED 562 Psychology of Music 3
MMI 530 Entrepreneurship in Music”                  3
14

NOTE:  Must pass all courses in MED with grade of C or above.
        * Must pass with grade of C or above.
        ** MTH 101 required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.
        *** All internship applications must include a written letter of recommendation from a music therapy faculty
            member


BACHELOR OF MUSIC: MUSIC EDUCATION &
MUSIC THERAPY DOUBLE MAJOR
Experiential Music Curriculum
Major Code:  MED/MTY

FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (A Level) 2
MTC 140 Music Theory I* 2
MCY 140 Experiencing Music* 2
MKP 140 Keyboard Studies I* 1
MTC 107 Skills Ensemble I* 1
Ensemble 1
MED Techniques Class# 1
MED 159 Introduction to Music Therapy 2
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
**MTH 101 College Algebra   3
18
Second Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (B Level) 2
MTC 141 Music Theory II* 2
MCY 141 Musical Trends & Traditions* 2
MKP 141 Keyboard Studies II* 1
MTC 108 Skills Ensemble II* 1
Ensemble 1
MED 259 Pre-Practicum 2
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology   3
17
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (C Level) 2
MTC 240 Music Theory III* 2
MKP 240 Keyboard Studies III* 1
MMI 240 Music Technology I* 1
MTC 207 Skills Ensemble III* 1
Ensemble 1
MED Techniques Class# 1
MIP 181 Instrumental Conducting I or MVP 181 Choral Conducting I 1
BIL 109 Human Biology 3
DAN 290 Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy 2
PSY 203 Child and Adolescent Development   3
18
Second Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (D Level) 2
MTC 241 Music Theory IV* 2
MKP 241 Keyboard Studies IV* 1
MMI 241 Music Technology II* 1
MTC 208 Skills Ensemble IV* 1
Ensemble 1
MIP 182 Instrumental Conducting II or MVP 182 Choral Conducting II       1
MED Techniques Class# 1
MED 149 Functional Techniques in Music Therapy I 1
MED 359 Music Therapy Practicum 1A 1
PSY 202 Introduction to Psychobiology 3
#TAL 305 Classroom and Behavior Management   3
18
JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (E Level) 2
Ensemble 1
MIP 281 Instrumental Conducting III or MVP 281 Choral Conducting III       1
MCY 541 Music of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods 3
#MED Techniques Class 1
MED 361 Music Therapy Practicum 2A 1
#MED 542 Teaching Elementary General Music K-6 3
MED 576 Music and Development (fall only) 3
PSY 440 Abnormal Child Psychology   3
18
Second Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (F Level) 2
Ensemble 1
MCY 542 Music of the Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods 3
#MED Techniques Class 1
MED 363 Music Therapy Practicum 3A 1
MED 545 Music in Rehabilitation (spring only) 3
MED 562 Psychology of Music I (spring only) 3
TAL 304 Reading in the Content Area   3
17
SENIOR YEAR
First Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Principal Instrument Forum 0
Principal Instrument or Voice (G Level) 2
Ensemble 1
MED 340 Marching Band Fundamentals or
MIP 549 String Repertoire and Pedagogy (string principals only) 1
#TAL 506 Issues and Strategies for ESOL 3
MED 245 Functional Music Techniques# 1
MED 249 Functional Techniques in Music Therapy II 1
MED 364 Music Therapy Practicum 3B 1
MED 450 Introduction to Research in Music 3
#MED 549 Teaching Secondary Choral Music (2-3) or
#MED 430 Teaching Jazz/Popular Music in Secondary Schools (2) 2-3
Natural World Elective   3
17-19
Second Semester
MED 010 Music Therapy Forum 0
MED 015 Music Education Forum 0
Ensemble 1
MTC 416 Orchestration or MTC 515 Choral Arranging 3
MED 543 Teaching Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music or      
#MED 544 Teaching Secondary General Music (6-12) 3
MED 546 Music in Psychotherapy 3
PSY 204 Introductory Biobehavioral Statistics 4
PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology   3
17
FIFTH YEAR
First Semester
MED 433 Seminar in Music Education 1
MED 471 Associate Teaching in Elementary School Music (K-5) 6
MED 473 Associate Teaching in Secondary School Music (6-12) 6
TAL 580 Seminar on Teaching   1
14
Second Semester
MED 559 Internship in Music Therapy *** 3
MED 560 Internship in Music Therapy *** 0
3

NOTE: It is recommended that students plan to take general education courses in the summer. This will reduce the academic load during the regular school year.

Minimum 2.5 GPA must be maintained in music education core courses.
Must pass all courses in MED and TAL with grade of C or above.
A grade of C or above is required in all music therapy core courses.
* Must pass with a grade of C or above.
** Required if math placement is MTH 101 or lower.
*** All internship applications must include a written letter of recommendation from a music therapy faculty member

# Must pass with a grade of C or above.

In order to apply for graduate studies in music therapy, students must complete either a bachelor’s degree in music therapy or a music therapy equivalency program.

THE MUSIC THERAPY EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

The equivalency program is designed for the individual who has already completed a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, including the following courses:

Music Theory I, II, III and IV; Music History I and II; Conducting, Arranging, Applied Lessons (6 semesters), Performing Ensembles (8 semesters), Piano Competency (4 semesters of either lessons or group piano) and Introduction to Psychology.

Beyond these courses, the program consists of 50 credit hours that can be completed in two years, followed by a six-month clinical internship. All internship applications must include a written letter of recommendation from a music therapy faculty member. Please contact the Music Therapy Program Director for a listing of the 50 credit hours.

If any of the prerequisite courses have not yet been completed, they can be taken at the University of Miami. Taking these additional courses, however, may lengthen the amount of time required to complete the equivalency program. In certain situations, alternate courses from other universities can substitute for the required courses. Depending on the nature of the course, this decision will be made by the undergraduate dean, in consultation with the Music Therapy Program Director.

In order to determine exactly how many credits are required to complete the equivalency program, the student should obtain official transcripts for their previous degree and meet with the music therapy program director. Following completion of the course and internship, students are then eligible to sit for the music therapy board certification exam and can become professional members of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

For students wishing to pursue graduate studies in music therapy, the equivalency program can be combined with the master’s degree in music therapy.