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Music Education Major (K–12 Licensure) (MEDU)

Degree: Bachelor of Music

Required: 125 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level; 2.50 GPA.
MUS 090 (7 semesters)
MUS 091 (7 semesters)

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:
Choral/General Music Education, U626
Instrumental/General Music Education, U629

Student Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Music degree is the initial professional degree in music. Its primary emphasis is on development of the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician. In any of many possible roles, the professional musician must exhibit not only technical competence, but also a broad knowledge of music and music literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skill, sensitivity in musical style, and an insight into the role of music in intellectual and cultural life.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

7

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
student may select any GFA course except MUS

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course
required: MUS 332

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HEA 201

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Department specifies courses for:

Four (4) Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)

  • required for all concentrations: MUS 333 (GL), 135 (GN), 468 (GN)
  • additional requirement for Choral/General Music Education concentration:
         FRE 101 or GER 101
  • additional requirement for Instrumental Music Education concentration:
         any one additional GL or GN course

Students may select courses for:

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive. MUS 402 is required for all concentrations as the major WI course.

 

III Major Requirements

Core Courses

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. Musicology: MUS 135, 332, 333, and one of the following: 431, 434, 511, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534
  3. Performance Studies: 12 s.h. culminating in a half recital (MUS 300) during a semester enrolled at the 352 level. Keyboard students may fulfill the recital requirements by accompanying a full recital or chamber recital.
  4. Technology: MUS 107, 108

Choral/General Music Education Concentration

Keyboard Students:

  1. MUS 110, 111, 170, 171, 208, 261, 319, 356, 419, 462, 461 or 464; select 2 credits from 270, 271, or 152 (secondary voice)
  2. Class Voice: 2 s.h.
  3. Secondary Voice: 3 s.h.
  4. Large Ensemble: 7 s.h. from MUS 381A, 381B, 382, 388

Voice Students:

  1. MUS 110, 111, 170, 171, 208, 261, 270, 271, 319, 356, 419, 462, 461 or 464
  2. Class Piano: 2 s.h. through MUS 134 or proficiency
  3. Secondary Piano: 3 s.h. (MUS 152, 252 & 352)
  4. FRE 101 or GER 101
  5. Large Ensemble: 7 s.h. from MUS 381A, 381B, 382, 388

Instrumental/General Music Education Concentration:

  1. MUS 110, 111, 209, 261, 357 or 463, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367B, 368, 372, 461 or 467, 472
    1. Wind, Percussion, or Bowed String Instrumental students:
      Class Piano: 2 s.h. through MUS 134 or proficiency
    2. Keyboard students:
      Secondary study of Wind, Percussion, or Bowed String Instrument: 2 s.h.
  2. Large Ensemble: 7 s.h. from MUS 391, 393, 394A, 394B, up to 2 s.h. of 395 by audition and with permission of the performance studies teacher.

IV Teacher Licensure Requirements

(See Teachers Academy for full explanation.)

  1. General Education requirements as identified within each major or concentration
  2. HEA 201 Personal Health
  3. ELC 381 The Institution of Education
  4. TED 450 Psychological Foundations of Education
  5. MUS 465 Student Teaching and 466 Student Teaching Seminar

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 125 semester hours required for the degree.