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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Education - Subject Matter Preparation Program

View information for the Department of Music including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

View the degree program roadmap, which provides a recommended advising map to complete the Music degree and Music SSMP in four years. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.

The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Music is a sequence of courses designed to prepare music students to become successful music teachers in K-12 school settings. Students receive education in a variety of musical disciplines and pedagogical approaches, including choral, instrumental, general, and world music. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All music students may enroll in Subject Matter Preparation Program courses, though students must complete the full curriculum, listed below to obtain documentation of successful completion of the subject matter preparation program.  Please note: this is an optional waiver program, not a degree program, concentration, track, or emphasis.


Students must complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements and Music BM degree requirements, in addition to the following:

1. Prerequisite Courses

(37 units)

2. Required Core Courses

(14 units)

3. Complete one of the following two emphases: