2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Music Education

Completion of the music courses as well as the professional education sequence lead to secondary certification, which enables the holder to teach music at the K-12 level.

Students with a major in secondary education music must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater overall, in the major, and/or minor(s) with no grade below a "B-" in the professional education sequence and no grade below a "C" in the major and/or minor(s).

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Music department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/musicians-and-singers.htm

Total Credits Required 130
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 65
 
Music Core Courses 34
MU 101 Theory 1 2
MU 102 Aural Skills 1 2
MU 103 Class Piano 1 2
MU 104 Theory 2 2
MU 105 Aural Skills 2 2
MU 106 Class Piano 2 2
MU 145 Introduction to Music Literature [HUME] 3
MU 201 Theory 3 2
MU 202 Aural Skills 3 2
MU 204 Theory 4 2
MU 210 Aural Skills 4 2
MU 211 Orchestration and Arranging 2
MU 301 Music History 1 2
MU 302 Music History 2 2
MU 303 Music History 3 2
MU 304 Form and Analysis 2
MU 490 Senior Recital 1
 
Performance Lessons 6
 
Ensembles 5
See large and small ensemble requirements.
 
Choral or instrumental. Each course is worth one half credit per semester.
 
Choral  
Large Ensembles 3.5
Elective Ensembles 1.5
 
Instrumental  
Large Ensembles 2.5
Small Ensembles 1.0
Elective Ensemble 1.5
 
MU 001 Music Forum/Concert Attendance * 0

Area of Specialization (Choose either Choral or Instrumental)  
 
Choral 20
MU 140 Class Piano 3 2
MU 143 Secondary Instrumental Methods 1
MU 150 Percussion Class 2
MU 172 Diction for Singers 2
MU 208 Conducting 1 2
MU 212 Choral Methods 2
MU 218 Introduction to Music Education 1
MU 230H High Brass Class or 1
     MU 230L Low Brass Class (1 cr.)
MU 260U Upper Strings Class or 1
     MU 260L Lower Strings Class (1 cr.)
MU 280S Single Reeds Class 1
MU 349 Methods and Materials in Music Education/Elementary ** 2
MU 350 Methods and Materials in Music Education/Secondary ** 2
Music Electives 1
 
Instrumental 20
MU 111 University Choir 0.5
MU 150 Percussion Class 2
MU 170 Class Voice or 1
     MU 171 Performance 1 - Vocal (1 cr.)
MU 208 Conducting 1 2
MU 218 Introduction to Music Education 1
MU 230H High Brass Class 1
MU 230L Low Brass Class 1
MU 260L Lower Strings Class 1
MU 260U Upper Strings Class 1
MU 280D Double Reeds Class 1
MU 280F Flute Class 1
MU 280S Single Reeds Class 1
MU 345A Marching Band Practicum 1
MU 349 Methods and Materials in Music Education/Elementary ** 2
MU 350 Methods and Materials in Music Education/Secondary ** 2
Music Electives 1.5

Professional Education 29
ED 201 Introduction to Education 2
ED 231 Teaching for Learning in the Secondary Classroom 4
ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2
ED 319 Teaching of Reading for Secondary Teachers 3
ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher 2
ED 380 Practicum in the Secondary School 2
ED 430 Teaching in the Secondary School 11
ED 450 Seminar in Teaching 1
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2

The major does not require a minor.

*Additional Degree Requirement: Majors must attend weekly departmental events held on Fridays at 1 p.m. and attend a specified number of concerts each semester. All attendance is administered through mandatory enrollment in MU 001, a zero credit course. Details are found in the Student Music Major Handbook.

**MU 349 and MU 350 will count in the Professional Education GPA.