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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Music Education

MAJOR: 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.

OPTION: K-12 – Instrumental

Requirements: Basic Music and Performance - 70.5 credits

Music Theory and Ear Training - 19 credits

MUS 103Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS 104Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS 203Ear Training III

1 cr.

MUS 204Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS 105Music Theory I

3 cr.

MUS 106Music Theory II

3 cr.

MUS 205Music Theory III

3 cr.

MUS 206Music Theory IV

3 cr.

MUS 413Form and Analysis

3 cr.

History and Literature - 12 credits

MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 cr.

MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque

3 cr.

MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 cr.

MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 cr.

Techniques - 19 credits

MUS 141Class Voice I

1 cr.

MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology

1 cr.

MUS 301Marching Band Techniques

2 cr.

MUS 322Guitar Methods

1 cr.

MUS 325Beginning Conducting

1 cr.

MUS 326Instrumental Conducting, Techniques and Literature

3 cr.

MUS 415Orchestration

3 cr.

Five courses from the following:
MUS 315Brass Techniques I

1 cr.

MUS 316Brass Techniques II

1 cr.

MUS 317Woodwind Techniques I

1 cr.

MUS 318Woodwind Techniques II

1 cr.

MUS 319String Techniques I

1 cr.

MUS 320String Technique II

1 cr.

MUS 323Percussion Technique I

1 cr.

MUS 324Percussion Technique II

1 cr.

One course from the following:
MUS 390Survey of Wind Literature

2 cr.

MUS 391Survey of Orchestral Literature

2 cr.

Performance - 20.5 credits

MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory

.5 cr. (.5+1P)

(Must be taken seven semesters for a total of 3.5 credits)

MUS 163Jazz Ensembles

1 cr.

MUS 172Marching Band

1 cr.

(Must take two semesters for a total of 2 credits)

MUS 230Applied Music I

1-4 cr.

MUS 330Applied Music II

1-4 cr.

MUS 430Applied Music III

1-4 cr.

MUS 440Senior Recital

1-2 cr.

Instrumental Ensemble

4 cr.

Note: Students must take MUS 230, MUS 330, MUS 430, Applied Music (Instrumental) for a total of 9 credits; String students may substitute MUS 151, MUS 164, MUS 350 or MUS 362.

Piano Proficiency

Students must pass the TEP Exam before taking MUS 346 or MUS 349.

Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Students must enroll for Functional Piano until Proficiency is passed.

Students must present Senior Recital before student teaching.

Students must complete PHYS 120G, Intro to Acoustics.

Professional Education Courses - 27 credits

C EP 210Educational Psychology

3 cr.

EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching

9 cr.

EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar

3 cr.

MUS 250Introduction to Music Education

2 cr.

MUS 346Elementary Music Methods

2 cr.

MUS 349Secondary Music Methods

2 cr.

RDG 414Content Area Literacy

3 cr. (2+2P)

SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

OPTION: K-12 –Vocal

Requirements: Basic Music and Performance - 70.5 credits

Music Theory and Ear Training - 19 credits

MUS 103Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS 104Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS 203Ear Training III

1 cr.

MUS 204Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS 105Music Theory I

3 cr.

MUS 106Music Theory II

3 cr.

MUS 205Music Theory III

3 cr.

MUS 206Music Theory IV

3 cr.

MUS 413Form and Analysis

3 cr.

History and Literature - 12 credits

MUS 202An Introduction to World Music, Jazz and Music Research

3 cr.

MUS 207Music History and Literature: Antiquity thorugh Baroque

3 cr.

MUS 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic

3 cr.

MUS 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present

3 cr.

Techniques - 19 credits

MUS 262Diction I

2 cr.

MUS 263Diction II

2 cr.

MUS 273Introduction to Music Technology

1 cr.

MUS 321Instrumental Techniques for Vocal Music Education Majors

2 cr.

MUS 322Guitar Methods

1 cr.

MUS 325Beginning Conducting

1 cr.

MUS 327Choral Conducting

3 cr.

MUS 386Applied Music Pedagogy and Literature I

2 cr.

MUS 392Survey of Choral Literature

2 cr.

MUS 415Orchestration

3 cr.

Performance - 20.5 credits

MUS 121Concert and Recital Laboratory

.5 cr. (.5+1P)

(Must be taken seven semesters for a total of 3.5 credits)

MUS 230Applied Music I

1-4 cr.

MUS 330Applied Music II

1-4 cr.

MUS 430Applied Music III

1-4 cr.

MUS 440Senior Recital

1-2 cr.

Vocal Ensemble

7 cr.

Note: Students must take MUS 230, MUS 330, MUS 430, Applied Music (vocal) for a total of 9 credits.

Piano Proficiency

Students must pass the TEP Exam before taking MUS 346 or MUS 349.

Students must pass Piano Proficiency before presenting a Senior Recital.

Students must enroll for Functional Piano until the Proficiency is passed.

Students must present Senior Recital before student teaching.

Students must complete PHYS 120G, Intro to Acoustics.

Professional Education Courses -26 credits

C EP 210Educational Psychology

3 cr.

EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching

9 cr.

EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar

3 cr.

MUS 250Introduction to Music Education

2 cr.

MUS 346Elementary Music Methods

2 cr.

MUS 349Secondary Music Methods

2 cr.

RDG 414Content Area Literacy

3 cr. (2+2P)

SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.