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B.S. in Music — Music Education Concentration

The Music Education curriculum is designed to prepare students for licensing in Indiana and Kentucky to teach music at all levels of education from K-12 (also known as P-12). There are two tracks in the concentration: Vocal and General Music, P-12 and Instrumental and General Music, P-12. Both programs prepare students for teaching music at the elementary and secondary levels. Students interested in vocal/choral music should enroll in the Vocal and General Music track. Those interested in band and orchestra should enroll in the Instrumental and General Music track. These curricula provide a strong foundation in musical study and pedagogy, as well as offering a breadth of general education subjects. Since the best way to learn teaching is to be in the classroom, the program features extensive field experience in classrooms in the region.

This program is jointly administered by the Music Dept. in the School of Arts & Letters and the School of Education. Admission to the Music program for music education is based upon a successful audition with a high-school GPA of at least 2.0. Once admitted to the School of Arts & Letters, students will need to complete the pre-requisites to be accepted by the School of Education. (Please see Auditions and Admission on this website.) Once admitted fully to the Music Education program, students will be advised by both the School of Arts & Letters and the School of Education.

Music Education Concentration Requirements

Note: All music majors are required to achieve a minimum grade of C in all music classes.

General Education Courses

30 Credits (for all Music Education students). This concentration requires specific courses in several categories of General Education. If a specific course is not notated below, any approved course in the noted category applies.

Course Number Course Title Credits
COAS FY-104 First Year Seminar 1
ENG W-131 or
Honors H-103
Writing 3
ENG W-231 Professional Writing Skills 3
SPCH S-121 or
Honors H-104
Public Speaking 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
EDUC M-300 Ethical Questions/Diversity 3
(MUS T-109 unless the student has placed into T-113 Music Theory. In that case, any approved Arts/ Humanities course Arts/Humanities 3
Natural/Physical Science with Lab 5
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Arts/ Humanities 3
Core Music Courses

36 Credits (for all Music Education students)

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS T-113 and T-114 Music Theory I and II 6
MUS T-115 and T-116 Ear Training I and II 2
MUS T-317 and T-318 Music Theory III and IV 6
MUS T-215 and T-216 Ear Training III and IV 2
MUS M-201 and M-202 Literature of Music I and II 6
MUS M-403 and M-404 History of Music I and II 6
MUS A-301 Electronic Studio Resources I 2
MUS P-100 (or other appropriate level of Piano) – piano study for credit or without credit should continue until the student can pass Keyboard Proficiency Exam) Applied Piano 2
MUS X-070 or X-040 Ensemble (4 semesters: only Orchestra, Concert Band, Brass Band or Choir apply) 4
MUS X-001 Ensemble (3 semesters: only Orchestra, Concert Band, Brass Band or Choir apply) 0
MUS X-095 Performance Class (7 semesters) 0
Music Education - Vocal and General Music P-12 Track

54 Credits. Students in this track enroll in the General Education and Core Music Courses listed above plus the classes listed in this track.

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC F-200 Examining Yourself As a Teacher 3
EDUC P-250 (P-251, on-line version, as soon as it is available) General Educational Psychology 3
EDUC M-314 (and EDUC M-301) General Methods for Jr./Sr. High. (Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 3 (and 0 for M-301)
EDUC M-464 Methods of Teaching Reading 3
EDUC K-200 Seminar in Special Education 0
EDUC M-323 (and EDUC M-301) Elementary Music Methods. Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 3 (and 0 for M-301)
MUS V-200 and above Applied Voice 10
MUS G-370 Conducting 2
MUS G-371 Choral Conducting 2
MUS M-414 Choral Repertoire 2
MUS U-230 Foreign Language for Singers 3
MUS K-312 Arranging for Vocal/Instrumental Groups 2
MUS X-002 Accompanying 2
MUS M-338 (and EDUC M-301) Methods for Teaching Choral Music (Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 2 (and 0 for M-301)
MUS G-261 String Techniques 1
MUS G-281 Brass Techniques 1
MUS G-337 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS G-338 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS P-105 Keyboard Proficiency Exam 0
EDUC M-425 Student Teaching/ Elementary 5
EDUC M-480 Student Teaching/ Secondary 5
Music Education - Instrumental and General Music P-12 Track

54 Credits. Students in this track enroll in the General Education and Core Music Courses listed above plus the classes listed in this track.

Course Number Course Title Credits
EDUC F-200 Examining Yourself As a Teacher 3
EDUC P-250 (P-251, on-line version, as soon as it is available) General Educational Psychology 3
EDUC M-314 (and EDUC M-301) General Methods for Jr./Sr. High. (Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 3 (and 0 for M-301)
EDUC M-464 Methods of Teaching Reading 3
EDUC K-200 Seminar in Special Education 0
EDUC M-323 (and EDUC M-301) Elementary Music Methods. Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 3 (and 0 for M-301)
MUS - various Applied Instrumental Study in the student’s principal instrument 10
MUS G-370 Conducting 2
MUS G-373 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS E-471 Jazz for Teachers 3
MUS F-466 Techniques for Marching Band 2
MUS K-312 Arranging for Vocal/Instrumental Groups 2
MUS V-100 Applied Voice 2
MUS M-337 (and EDUC M-301) Methods for Teaching Instrumental Music (Must be taken concurrently with M301 Field Exp.) 2 (and 0 for M-301)
MUS G-261 String Techniques 1
MUS G-281 Brass Techniques 1
MUS G-337 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS G-338 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS P-105 Keyboard Proficiency Exam 0
EDUC M-425 Student Teaching/ Elementary 5
EDUC M-480 Student Teaching/ Secondary 5

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