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Department of Music

Music Education Program

The following is only one source of information regarding a student’s program of study for a BM in Music with a Concentration in Music Education. Note: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the General Education Curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and for planning an effective and efficient program of study. Students must complete the following:

General Education Curriculum (39-40 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements

Major Courses:
(for course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Bulletin)
(grade of C or better required)

MUS 101 - Theory I
MUS 102 - Theory II
MUS 103 - Theory Lab I
MUS 104 - Theory Lab II
MUS 105 - Introduction to Music Literature
MUS 121 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 122 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 127 - Secondary Piano, Voice (Four semester hours required)
MUS 201 - Theory III
MUS 202 - Theory IV
MUS 203 - Theory Lab III
MUS 204 - Theory Lab IV
MUS 220 - Class Instruments
MUS 221 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 222 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 301 - History Of Music
MUS 302 - History Of Music
MUS 305 - Form and Analysis
MUS 315 - Conducting
MUS 316 - Choral Conducting
MUS 320 - Music Education Materials and Methods
MUS 321 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 322 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 325 - Secondary Music Methods
MUS 421 - Major Piano, Voice
MUS 422 - Major Piano, Voice
Music Ensemble (7 semesters)


In the secondary applied requirements a piano major may substitute 8 hours of voice or instrument for 8 hours of piano.
Other required courses include:

BSB 101 - General Biology I
BSB 101L - General Biology I Laboratory
BSB 102 - General Biology II
BSB 102L - General Biology II Laboratory
COM 101 - Oral Communication
PSY 206 - Human Growth and Development
PSY 360 - Educational Psychology
MA 113 - College Algebra or higher, excluding MA 123 (grade of C or better required)

Professional Education Courses:
(grade of C or better required)

ED 300 - Education as a Profession
ED 302 - Art and Science of Teaching
ED 306 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
ED 401 - Teacher Internship Seminar: Classroom Management
ED 407 - Observation and Directed Teaching Grades K-12

General Electives: (3 Semester Hours)

In addition to the requirements of the major and the General Education Curriculum requirements, an additional 3 semester hours of coursework is required to meet the requirments of a Bachelor of Music degree. Suggested course: MUS 242 Computers in Music
Total Hours Required for a BM in Music Education: 129 Semester Hours

Performance Proficiency:

Applied study is offered in class and private instruction. Generally, beginning instruction is carried out in class lessons. Private lessons are for one hour per week. Students enrolled in major applied are required to perform in a jury exam at the end of each semester.

A piano proficiency exam is required of all Music Education and Music Therapy majors. All Music Therapy majors must also demonstrate proficiency in guitar. All Music majors are required to participate in a Performance Class once each semester after the first semester.

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