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Bachelor of Music in Music Education

If teaching others is your dream, a degree in Music Education is right for you. With this degree, you can begin your journey of life-long learning as you develop skills to become a future educator.

You can specialize in several different areas such as:

Woodwind
Strings
Brass
Elementary/General
Percussion
Piano
Voice

Program of Study Summary*
General Education: 55 hours
Music Education Core: 41 hours
Music Education Concentration: 15-25 hours
Teacher Education Core 31 hours

Music Core

  • MUS 001 Recital Attendance (8 semesters) (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 002 Introduction to the Study of Music (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 099 Senior Recital (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS Ensemble (8 semesters) (8 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 151 Private Instruction: Piano (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 181 Music Theory I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 182 Aural Skills I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 183 Music Theory II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 184 Aural Skills II (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 192 Introduction to Music Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 281 Music Theory III (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 282 Aural Skills III (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 283 Music Theory IV (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 277 Early Field Experience: Music Education (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 287 Conducting and Score Reading I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 288 Conducting and Score Reading II (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 292 Music History I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 293 Music History II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 661 Instrumental and Choral Arranging (3 Credit Hours)

Each degree candidate must choose one concentration:

Elementary / General Music Concentration

  • MUS 151/251/451 Private Instruction (voice) 4 semesters (4 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 403 Secondary School Choral Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 404 String Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 405 Woodwind Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 406 Brass Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 407 Percussion Methods (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 612 Elementary School Music Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 613 Adv Elementary School Music Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 614 General Music in the Middle School (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 615 Vocal Techniques and Materials (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 21-25 Credit Hours

Strings Concentration

  • MUS 123 Group Voice I (or MUS 151) (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 151/251/451 Private Instruction (4 semesters) (4 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 404 String Methods for the String Major (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 405 Woodwind Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 406 Brass Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 407 Percussion Methods (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 408 Orchestral Organizational Techniques (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 617 Pedagogy (strings) (4 semesters) (4 Credit Hours)

Total: 15-19 Credit Hours

Vocal Concentration

  • MUS 151/251/451 Private Instruction (4 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 153 English/Italian/Latin Diction (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 253 French/German Diction (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 612 Elementary School Music Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 613 Adv Elementary School Music Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 614 General Music in the Middle School (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 615 Vocal Techniques and Materials (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 16-20 Credit Hours

Brass/Wind/Percussion Concentration

  • MUS 123 Group Voice I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 151/251/451 Private Instruction (4 semesters) (4 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 401 Band Techniques and Materials I (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 402 Band Techniques and Materials II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 404 String Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 405 Woodwind Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 406 Brass Methods (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 407 Percussion Methods (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 410 Jazz Ensemble Methods (1 Credit Hour)

Total: 14-18 Credit Hours

Teacher Education Core

  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 496 Student Teaching Elementary (6 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 099 Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (0 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Student Teaching Secondary (6 Credit Hours)

Total: 31 Credit Hours

*Check with your advisor and the University Catalog for the latest program information.

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