Bachelor of Music Education (BM)

HOURS REQUIRED

A minimum of 131 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Major 1
Required MUSI courses:43
Aural Training
Aural Training I
Aural Training II
Aural Training III
Aural Training IV
Piano 2
Piano Class I
Piano Class II
Piano Class III
Piano Class IV
Music Theory
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Music History
Music History I
Music History II
Other Restrictive MUSI courses
Computer/Electronic Music
Elementary Music
Voice Methods
Score Arranging *
Basic Conducting
Advanced Conducting
Form and Analysis
Secondary Music
Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech
Select 3 SCH from:
Guitar Methods
Woodwind Methods
Brass Methods
Percussion Methods
String Methods
MUAP Courses 313
Required Coursework
Senior Performance 4
12 SCH of MUAP with at least 6 SCH upper division in primary instrument.
MUEN Courses7
7 SCH of MUEN Large Ensemble, at least 3 SCH of which must be at the 3000 level.
Professional Education Core 26
Intro to Teaching Profession
Cultural Foundations of Ed
Survey of Content Know & Exper
Teaching Eng Lang Learners
Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs
Engaging Learners
Content Reading
Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts
Music Student Teaching
Total Semester Credit Hours131

Music Ensemble Participation and Requirements

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Major or Minor in Music: An audition is required for entrance into all music degrees, including the music minor.  Instrumental majors take Score Arranging. Vocal majors take instead: MUSI 1161 Diction I English & German, and MUSI 1162 Diction II Italian & French

1

Music Majors and Minors are assigned to Large Ensembles on the following basis:

  • A student in any degree program whose major is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for Band MUEN 1140/3140.
  • A student in any degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument must register for Orchestra MUEN 1143/3143.
  • A student in any degree program whose major is voice must register for Chorale MUEN 1130/3130.
  • Guitarists and keyboardist/pianists must enroll in a large ensemble:  (Chorale/Band/Orchestra) based on their vocal or instrumental strengths and the needs of the ensemble. Approval of Ensemble Director is required.
  • Enrollment in additional ensembles including Mariachi, Jazz, Chamber Music, and Guitar Ensemble is highly recommended.
  • Exceptions to these requirements will be made only with the approval of the student’s applied music teacher, the Department Chair, and the appropriate ensemble director. A record of such exception must be presented to the Office of the Registrar to ensure ensemble requirements are met for graduation purposes.
  • Must audition with a full-time faculty of the major music performance area.
2

Students must pass a piano proficiency exam or MUSI 2182. Or, upon recommendation of the piano faculty, piano majors may take 4 credits of music electives in place of piano class. Any level MUSI, MUAP or MUEN can be used. MUAP Organ is suggested as an option. Course substitutions will be required for each semester.

3

When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and a corresponding MUAP course.  

4

Senior recital must be taken concurrently with the appropriate Major area applied lesson (MUAP 32xx).

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
Mathematics Core Course 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUSI 1116 Aural Training I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 11XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Credit Hours19
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUSI 1117 Aural Training II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 11XX Large Ensemble 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
EDCI 2224 Cultural Foundations of Ed 2
MUSI 2116 Aural Training III 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
MUSI 11XX Large Ensemble 1
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
EDCI 3200 Survey of Content Know & Exper 2
MUAP 1213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 1010) 2
MUSI 2117 Aural Training IV 1
MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUSI 11XX Large Ensemble 1
Social/Behavioral Science 1 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Junior
Fall
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUSI 1302 Computer/Electronic Music 3
MUSI 3133 Elementary Music 1
MUSI 3253 Basic Conducting 2
MUSI 3300 Music History I 3
MUSI 31XX Large Ensemble 1
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUSI 3183 Voice Methods 1
MUSI 3346 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI 4233 Secondary Music 2
MUSI 4260 Instrumental Lit & Teach Tech 2
MUSI 31XX Large Ensemble 1
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
MUAP 3213 Appl Music Instr (with MUAP 3010) 2
MUSI 3301 Music History II 3
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
MUSI 31XX Large Ensemble 1
MUSI 3254 Advanced Conducting 2
MUAP 4105 Senior Performance 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
MUSI 3201 Score Arranging 2 2
MUSI 4693 Music Student Teaching 6
MUSI - Addtl Pedagogy 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours131
1

PSYC 2314 strongly recommended.

2

Instrumental majors take Score Arranging. Vocal majors take instead: MUSI 1161 Diction I English & German, and MUSI 1162 Diction II Italian & French

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When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and music convocation.

When enrolled in a University ensemble, students must adhere to Ensemble Participation and Requirements guidelines.

Music Pedagogy, select 3 SCH from MUSI 3135, MUSI 3166, MUSI 3168, MUSI 3188 or MUSI 3189.

Note: Major or Minor in Music: An audition is required for entrance into all music degrees, including the music minor. Student must audition with a full time faculty of the music performance area.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.