Music Education - Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education (BME) is a diversified four- to five-year degree program of teaching, performance, and specialized studies in music. The goal of this degree is to prepare the student for certification to teach music in the public schools, and serves as a foundation for advanced study toward master’s and doctoral degrees: M.M., M.M.E., D.M.A. or Ph.D in music education.

Concentration: K-12 – Instrumental

Requirements: Basic Music and Performance

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 135.5 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Acoustics4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 103Ear Training I1
MUS 104Ear Training II1
MUS 203Ear Training III1
MUS 204Ear Training IV1
MUS 105Music Theory I3
MUS 106Music Theory II3
MUS 205Music Theory III3
MUS 206Music Theory IV3
MUS 413Form and Analysis3
History and Literature
MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research3
MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque3
MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
Techniques
MUS 141Vocal Training for Instrumental Music Majors1
MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 301Marching Band Techniques2
MUS 322Guitar Methods1
MUS 325Beginning Conducting1
MUS 326Instrumental Conducting3
MUS 415Orchestration3
Select five from the following:5
Brass Techniques I1
Brass Techniques II1
Woodwind Techniques I1
Woodwind Techniques II1
String Techniques I1
String Technique II1
Percussion Technique I1
Percussion Technique II1
MUS 390Survey of Wind Literature2
or MUS 391 Survey of Orchestral Literature
Performance
MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory (take seven semesters for a total of 3.5 credits)3.5
MUS 163Jazz Ensembles1
MUS 172Marching Band (take two semesters for a total of 2 credits) 42
Applied Music9
Applied Music I (Instrumental)1-4
Applied Music II (Instrumental)1-4
Applied Music III (Instrumental) 51-4
MUS 440Senior Recital1-2
Instrumental Ensemble4
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Professional Education Courses
C EP 210Educational Psychology3
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching9
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
MUS 250Introduction to Music Education2
MUS 346Elementary Music Methods2
MUS 349Secondary Music Methods2
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 135.50
Total Credits135.5-139.5

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Music Education in Music Education with a Concentration in K-12: Instrumental, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Piano Proficiency

  • Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.
  • Students must enroll for Functional Piano until Proficiency is passed.

Music Education Requirement

  • Students must pass the TEP Exam before taking MUS 346 Elementary Music Methods or MUS 349 Secondary Music Methods.
  • Students must present Senior Recital before student teaching.

Concentration: K-12 – Vocal

Requirements: Basic Music and Performance

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 135.5 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Acoustics4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 103Ear Training I1
MUS 104Ear Training II1
MUS 203Ear Training III1
MUS 204Ear Training IV1
MUS 105Music Theory I3
MUS 106Music Theory II3
MUS 205Music Theory III3
MUS 206Music Theory IV3
MUS 413Form and Analysis3
History and Literature
MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research3
MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque3
MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
Techniques
MUS 262Diction I2
MUS 263Diction II2
MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology1
MUS 321Instrumental Techniques for Vocal Music Education Majors2
MUS 322Guitar Methods1
MUS 325Beginning Conducting1
MUS 327Choral Conducting3
MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I2
MUS 392Survey of Choral Literature2
MUS 415Orchestration3
Performance
MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory (take seven semesters for a total of 3.5 credits)3.5
Applied Music9
Applied Music I (Vocal)1-4
Applied Music II (Vocal)1-4
Applied Music III (Vocal) 41-4
MUS 440Senior Recital1-2
Vocal Ensemble7
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Professional Education Courses
C EP 210Educational Psychology3
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching9
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar3
MUS 250Introduction to Music Education2
MUS 346Elementary Music Methods2
MUS 349Secondary Music Methods2
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 135.5
Total Credits135.5-139.5

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Music Education in Music Education with a Concentration in K-12: Vocal, there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Piano Proficiency

  • Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.
  • Students must enroll for Functional Piano until Proficiency is passed.

Music Education Requirement

  • Students must pass the TEP Exam before taking MUS 346 Elementary Music Methods or MUS 349 Secondary Music Methods.
  • Students must present Senior Recital before student teaching.