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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education (45-440) - Option 1 - Instrumental, BME

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Major, Bachelor of Music Education Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand the basic elements and structures of music history, theory, and performance literature.
  • Understand music’s relationship to the other arts, and how the arts relate to mankind.
  • Use technology in appropriate music applications.
  • Communicate the intellectual (thinking), emotional, and aesthetic (valuing) qualities of music to a diverse society.
  • Teach essential elements of music and music performance at elementary and secondary school levels.
  • Perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in his/her primary performance medium.
  • Demonstrate functional piano performance skills.

Instrumental Major Option, Bachelor of Music Education Degree (45-440)

Certification to teach instrumental music in grades K-12.

Music Education Major (Option 1: Instrumental - even year start plan), BME (45-440) (4 Year Guide)  

BME Instrumental Students

Are expected to be in a major large instrumental ensemble during every semester up to their student teaching semester, with a minimum of seven (7) separate semesters to include:

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Students:

3 Semester Hours in

4 Combined Semester Hours in

(up to 2 total semester hours of MUS 1081 MUS 4081  & MUS 4025 , may be applied toward degree)

String Students:


Keyboard & Guitar majors must choose band or orchestra as their major large ensemble, Guitar majors may apply up to two (2) s.h. in MUS 4088  toward their major large ensemble requirements.

Minimum Total: 135-136.5 Sem. Hours

For additional certification to teach vocal music with the INSTRUMENTAL Major Option, B.M.E. Degree, see the department chair.

 10 Competency 10 course

* This course has a prerequisite not listed in the program if admission by examination is not sufficient.

NOTE: MUS 1210 - Experiencing Music GE (3)  cannot be counted in the Music Degree Major courses or General Education courses for this degree.

NOTE: Major Large Ensembles cannot count toward General Education for the Music Major.

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