Music—Music Education, B.M.

  • Audition is required to be admitted into the program.
  • For those selecting the NJ State Teaching Certificate K-12 Music: A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is to complete the program.
  • The institution maintains articulation agreements with regional community colleges that define transfer credit policy by course.
INTD 101Orientation to College1
MATH 140Statistics I3
ENGL 101English Composition I4
ENGL 102English Composition II4
Total 12
MDT 121Music Major Seminar (7 semesters for a total of 3.5 credits)0.5
MDT 122Applied Music I1.5
MDT 123Applied Music II1.5
MDT 222Applied Music III1.5
MDT 223Applied Music IV1.5
MDT 322Applied Music V1.5
MDT 324Applied Music VI1.5
MDT 422Applied Music VII1.5
Total 14
MDT 131Harmony I2
MDT 132Ear-Training I2
MDT 133Harmony II2
MDT 134Ear-Training II2
MDT 231Harmony III2
MDT 232Ear-Training III2
MDT 233Harmony IV2
MDT 234Ear-Training IV2
MDT 259Musical Composition2
MDT 268Computer Music I3
MDT 337Form & Analysis2
MDT 338Instrumental & Vocal Arranging2
Total 25
Music Education Core
MDT 146Vocal Methods I1
MDT 148Percussion Methods1
MDT 149String Methods1
MDT 248Woodwind Methods1
MDT 249Brass Methods1
MDT 348Guitar Methods1
MDT 205Introduction to Music Education2
MDT 345Instrumental Conducting1
MDT 346Choral Conducting1
MDT 351Music Methods & Materials/Practices3
MDT 451Teaching Music Middle-High School4
Total 17
MDT 135Keyboard Method I1
MDT 136Keyboard Method II1
MDT 235Keyboard Method III1
MDT 236Keyboard Method IV1
Total 4
Large Ensemble x7 semesters. Choose:
MDT 153Concert Chorale0.5
MDT 159New Jersey City University Orchestra0.5
MDT 161Symphony Winds & Percussion0.5
MDT 197Jazz Ensemble0.5
MDT 175Jazz Vocal Ensemble1
Total 3.5
Secondary Ensemble x4 semesters. Choose:
MDT 153Concert Chorale0.5
MDT 159New Jersey City University Orchestra0.5
MDT 161Symphony Winds & Percussion0.5
MDT 197Jazz Ensemble0.5
MDT 175Jazz Vocal Ensemble1
MDT 171Chamber Singers0.5
Total 2
Chamber Ensembles x4 semesters. Choose:
MDT 183Chamber Ensembles0.5
MDT 171Chamber Singers0.5
MDT 199Jazz Combos0.5
MDT TBD-84Latin American Music Ensemble1
Total 2
MDT 329Music History before 17503
MDT 330Music History after 17503
MDT 166Exploring Western Music3
MDT 167World Music3
MDT 512Technology in Music Performance and Composition3
Total 15
State Education Requirements
WGST 110Diversity and Difference: Identities, Communities, and Cultures3
BIOL 224The Human Body3
or BIOL 225 Human Sexual Biology
ECE 212Human Development: Prenatal through Adolescence3
EDU 280Challenges in Urban Education3
LTED 230Focus: Reading Language & Literacy3
Total 15
General Education
Tier 2 x 26
Tier 3 x 13
Total 9
Declare for Certification (Praxis Core Must Be Passed)
EDU 330Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning3
EDU 331Clinical Practice I2
MDT 452Clinical Practice II8
Total 13
Non-Certification Track. Choose 13 Credits
MDT 425Applied Music VIII3
MDT 121Music Major Seminar0.5
MDT 184Chamber Ensembles1
MDT 154Concert Chorale1
MDT 160New Jersey City University Orchestra1
MDT 162Symphony of Winds and Percussion1
MDT 198Jazz Ensemble1
MDT 172Chamber Singers1
MDT 200Jazz Combos1
MDT 353The Survey of the Music Business3
MDT 269Computer Music II3
MDT TBD-80Community Music3
Total 131.5

For non-certification track students, choose 1 to 9 credits substitute for certification only courses:

  • MDT 425: Applied Music VIII – 3 cr. (w/chamber, seminar and large ensemble)
  • Extra ensemble – 1 cr.  MDT 154 Concert Chorale, MDT 160 NJCU Orchestra, MDT 162 Symphony of Winds and Percussion, MDT 197 Jazz Big Band, MDT 172 Chamber Singers, MDT 184 Chamber Music, or MDT 200 Jazz Combos
  • MDT 5XX Community Music – 3 cr.
  • MDT 352 Music in Elementary School - 2 cr.
  • MDT 353 Survey of Music Business – 3 cr.
  • MDT 269 Computer Music II – 3 cr.
  • MDT 530 Music in Elementary School – 3 cr.
  • Electives in Music, Jazz, Gen. Education

Total credits: 131.5

General Education credits: 35 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
INTD 101 Orientation to College 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 4
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 122 Applied Music I 1.5
MDT 131 Harmony I 2
MDT 132 Ear-Training I 2
MDT 135 Keyboard Method I 1
MATH 140 Statistics I 3
MDT 146 Vocal Methods I 1
MDT 148 Percussion Methods 1
LARGE ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 159
New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
 Credits17.5
Semester 2
ENGL 102 English Composition II 4
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 167 World Music 3
MDT 123 Applied Music II 1.5
MDT 133 Harmony II 2
MDT 134 Ear-Training II 2
MDT 136 Keyboard Method II 1
WGST 110 Diversity and Difference: Identities, Communities, and Cultures 3
Large Ensemble - Choose One  
MDT 159
New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
 Credits17.5
Sophomore
Semester 1
MDT 222 Applied Music III 1.5
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 231 Harmony III 2
MDT 232 Ear-Training III 2
MDT 183
Chamber Ensembles
or Jazz Combos
0.5
BIOL 224
The Human Body
or Human Sexual Biology
3
LARGE ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 159
New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
Secondary Ensemble - Choose One  
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or Chamber Singers
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
or Exploring Western Music
or Brass Methods
or Keyboard Method III
0.5
 Credits10.5
Semester 2
MDT 223 Applied Music IV 1.5
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 183
Chamber Ensembles
or Jazz Combos
or String Methods
0.5
ECE 212 Human Development: Prenatal through Adolescence 3
LARGE ENSEMBLES - Choose One  
MDT 159
New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
SECONDARY ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or Chamber Singers
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
or Introduction to Music Education
or Harmony IV
or Ear-Training IV
or Keyboard Method IV
or Computer Music I
0.5
 Credits6.5
Junior
Semester 1
MDT 322 Applied Music V 1.5
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 183
Chamber Ensembles
or Jazz Combos
0.5
EDU 280 Challenges in Urban Education 3
LARGE ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 159
New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
SECONDARY ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or Chamber Singers
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
or Instrumental & Vocal Arranging
or Musical Composition
or Music History before 1750
or Choral Conducting
or
0.5
 Credits6.5
Semester 2
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 324 Applied Music VI 1.5
LTED 230 Focus: Reading Language & Literacy 3
Chamber Music - Choose One  
MDT 183
Chamber Ensembles
or Jazz Combos
or Chamber Singers
0.5
LARGE ENSEMBLE - Choose One  
MDT 161
Symphony Winds & Percussion
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Concert Chorale
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
0.5
Secondary Ensemble - Choose One  
MDT 153
Concert Chorale
or Chamber Singers
or Symphony Winds & Percussion
or Jazz Ensemble
or Jazz Vocal Ensemble
or Instrumental Conducting
or Guitar Methods
or Music History after 1750
0.5
General Education Tier II Course  
General Education Tier II Course  
 Credits6.5
Senior
Semester 1
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 422 Applied Music VII (senior Recital required) 1.5
MDT 351 Music Methods & Materials/Practices 3
EDU 330 Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning (Certification Track students only) 3
EDU 331 Clinical Practice I (Certification Track Students only) 2
MDT 337 Form & Analysis 2
MDT 512 Technology in Music Performance and Composition 3
Non-Certification Track Students Choose:  
MDT 184
Chamber Ensembles
or Concert Chorale
or New Jersey City University Orchestra
or Symphony of Winds and Percussion
or Jazz Ensemble
or Chamber Singers
or Jazz Combos
or The Survey of the Music Business
or Community Music
or Computer Music II
1
Large Ensemble  
MDT 161 Symphony Winds & Percussion 0.5
MDT 159 New Jersey City University Orchestra 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 197 Jazz Ensemble 0.5
MDT 175 Jazz Vocal Ensemble 1
General Education Tier III Capstone 3
 Credits22
Semester 2
Certification Track Students  
MDT 452 Clinical Practice II (Certification Students Only) 8
MDT 451 Teaching Music Middle-High School 4
Non-Certification Track Students  
MDT 451 Teaching Music Middle-High School 4
Choose 8 credits:  
MDT 425 Applied Music VIII 3
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 184 Chamber Ensembles 1
MDT 154 Concert Chorale 1
MDT 160 New Jersey City University Orchestra 1
MDT 162 Symphony of Winds and Percussion 1
MDT 198 Jazz Ensemble 1
MDT 172 Chamber Singers 1
MDT 200 Jazz Combos 1
MDT 353 The Survey of the Music Business 3
MDT TBD-80 Community Music 3
MDT 269 Computer Music II 3
 Credits35.5
 Total Credits122.5

N.B. The total credits in this program is 131.5. CIM calculates all, but several are choices or substitutions.

NON-CERTIFICATION TRACK STUDENTS: Choose 19 credits substitutions for certification only courses:

MDT 425 Applied Music VIII

MDT 121 Music Major Seminar

MDT 184 Chamber Music or MDT 200 Jazz Combos - both 1 cr.

MDT 200 Jazz Combos (1 cr.)

Extra ensemble 1 cr. course: MDT 154 Concert Chorale, MDT 160 NJCU Orchestra, MDT 162 Symphony of Winds and Percussion; MDT 198 Jazz Ensemble, MDT 172 Chamber Singers

MDT 5XX Community Music

MDT 352 Music in Elementary School

MDT 353 Survey of Music Business

MDT 269 Computer Music II

MDT 530 Music in Elementary School

Electives in Music History, Jazz, General Education

The Music Education program prepares students to:

  1. Through a comprehensive course of study students will be able to apply skills and knowledge of music theory, and music history.
  2. Multiple semesters of increasingly higher expectations students will demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of musical performance.
  3. After intensive study in methodologies, students will be able to apply the skills necessary to be effective teachers.
  4. Synthesizing the classes in music teaching, harmony, history and performance students will be prepared to teach in the field of music education both in public schools and private studios.