Mar 26, 2023  
2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, BME (45-440) - Instrumental Option (135-136.5 hours)

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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:

  • Interpret and analyze music through historical, cultural, and theoretical study, and communicate findings in discipline-specific formats. 
  • Apply current pedagogical and administrative techniques of music at elementary and secondary school levels.
  • Perform, improvise, and create in individual and collaborative settings with technique, musicality, and artistry. 
  • 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, BME (45-440) (Instrumental Option - odd year start plan) (4 Year Guide)  

Music Education, BME (45-440) (Instrumental Option - even year start plan) (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 Semester Hours

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.


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