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The Bachelor of Music Education is designed for students who wish to become certified music teachers. The program meets requirements for P-12 teaching certification in Indiana. Two options are available: an instrumental/general music emphasis and a choral/general music emphasis.

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.): CHORAL/GENERAL

36 credits required


Core Music Courses (5.75 credits)

  • MUS 111–Theory I (.5)
  • MUS 112—Theory II (.5)
  • MUS 211—Theory III (.75)
  • MUS 121—Musicianship I (.75)
  • MUS 122–Musicianship II (.75)
  • MUS 221—Musicianship III (.5)
  • MUS 360—Conducting I (.5)
  • MUS 265—History of Western Music I (.75)
  • MUS 266—History of Western Music II (.75)

Applied Lessons (5 credits)

Applied lessons on the primary instrument every semester in residence (.5 credit for first four semesters, 1 credit for final three semesters)

Ensembles (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 275—University Chorus or 277—Chamber Singers (1.75)
    • Participation every semester in residence
  • MUS 283—Performing Opera (.25)
  • MUS 284—Performing Musical Theatre (.25)

21CM Courses (1.75 credits)

  • MUS 130—Musicking (.75)
  • MUS 240—State of the Art (1)

Degree Specific Courses (8.25 credit)

  • MUS 150—Introduction to Music Education (.25)
  • MUS 170—Foundations of Music Education (.5)
  • MUS 191—Italian Diction for Singers (.5)
  • MUS 192—German Diction for Singers (.5)
  • MUS 193—French Diction for Singers (.5)
  • MUS 194—English Diction for Singers (.5)
  • MUS 255—Instrumental and Choral Music Education Lab; .25 credit in the first two years; .5 credit in the junior year (1)
  • MUS 262—Music in Early Childhood (.5)
  • MUS 263—Music for Students with Diverse Needs (.75)
  • MUS 351—Elementary General Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.75)
  • MUS 352—Secondary Vocal Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.75)
  • MUS 355–Secondary General Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.5)
  • MUS 323—Orchestration (.5)
  • MUS 907—Beginning Folk Guitar I (.25)
  • MUS VOC–Applied Voice (non-voice majors) or MUS 399—Vocal Pedagogy (voice majors) (.5)

First-Year Seminar (1 credit)

 

CLA Courses (7 credits)

  • EDUC 222—Developmental Theories in Education (1)
  • Approved CLA electives from list* (2)
  • CLA electives (4)

Career Related Electives (2 credits)

  • Approved electives from list** (2)

Capstone Projects (3 credits)

  • MUS 451—Student Teaching in Music (2)
  • MUS 452–Senior Seminar in Music Education (1)

Other

  • Completion of Piano Proficiency Exam – Students who do not complete the piano proficiency exam must enroll in class piano or lessons until the exam is passed.  Piano classes and lessons taken prior to the completion of the exam do not count toward the 36 credits needed to graduate.
  • One “W” certified and one “S” certified course (may overlap with above requirements)
  • 2 Extended Studies Experiences; one must be an approved internship in a secondary school
  • MUS 001—Concert Attendance is required every semester in residence 

**Approved Career Related Electives (2 credits required)

  • MUS BAS-VOC–Secondary lessons             
  • MUS 115—Technology in Music Education
  • MUS 340—Entrepreneurship               
  • MUS 362—Conducting II
  • MUS 380–21CM Topics
  • MUS 384—Jazz Theory
  • MUS 386—Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 399—Vocal Pedagogy
  • MUS 440—Practicum
  • MUS 908—Beginning Folk Guitar II
  • MUS 171-180—Dance Courses
  • Techniques Courses: MUS 251—Percussion Techniques, MUS 252—String Techniques, MUS 253—Brass Techniques, MUS 254–Woodwind Techniques
  • Topics Courses (MUS 290 or 390): Dalcroze Eurhythmics, etc.

 

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.): INSTRUMENTAL/GENERAL

36 CREDITS REQUIRED


Core Music Courses (5.75 credits)

  • MUS 111—Theory I (.5)
  • MUS 112—Theory II (.5)
  • MUS 211—Theory III (.75)
  • MUS 121—Musicianship I (.75)
  • MUS 122—Musicianship II (.75)
  • MUS 221—Musicianship III (.5)
  • MUS 360—Conducting I (.5)
  • MUS 265—History of Western Music I (.75)
  • MUS 266—History of Western Music II (.75)

Applied Lessons (5 credits)

Applied lessons on the primary instrument every semester in residence (.5 credit for first four semesters, 1 credit for final three semesters)

Ensembles (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 271—University Orchestra, 273—University Band, or 278—Jazz Ensemble (1.75)
    • Participation every semester in residence
  • MUS 298A-Z—Chamber Music (.5)
    • .25 credits per semester

21CM Courses (1.75 credits)

  • MUS 130—Musicking (.75)
  • MUS 240—State of the Art (1)

Degree Specific Courses (8.25 credit)

  • MUS 150—Introduction to Music Education (.25)
  • MUS 170—Foundations of Music Education (.5)
  • MUS 251—Percussion Techniques (.5)
  • MUS 252—String Techniques (.5)
  • MUS 253—Brass Techniques (.5)
  • MUS 254—Woodwind Techniques (.5)
  • MUS 255—Instrumental and Choral Music Education Lab; .25 credit in the first two years; .5 credit in the junior year (1)
  • MUS 262—Music in Early Childhood (.5)
  • MUS 263—Music for Students with Diverse Needs (.75)
  • MUS 351—Elementary General Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.75)
  • MUS 354—Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.75)
  • MUS 355—Secondary General Music: Methods, Materials, and Curricula (.5)
  • MUS 323—Orchestration (.5)
  • MUS 905—Beginning Class Voice I (.25)
  • MUS 907—Beginning Folk Guitar I (.25)
  • MUS BME—Bassoon and Oboe (.25)

First-Year Seminar (1 credit)

 

CLA Courses (7 credits)

  • EDUC 222—Developmental Theories in Education (1)
  • Approved CLA electives from list* (2)
  • CLA electives (4)

Career Related Electives (2 credits)

  • Approved electives from list** (2)

Capstone Projects (3 credits)

  • MUS 451—Student Teaching in Music (2)
  • MUS 452—Senior Seminar in Music Education (1)

Other

  • Completion of Piano Proficiency Exam – Students who do not complete the piano proficiency exam music enroll in class piano or lessons until the exam is passed.  Piano classes and lessons taken prior to the completion of the exam do not count toward the 36 credits needed to graduate.
  • One “W” certified and one “S” certified course (may overlap with above requirements)
  • 2 Extended Studies Experiences; one must be an approved internship in a secondary school
  • MUS 001—Concert Attendance is required every semester in residence 

**Approved Career Related Electives (2 credits required)

  • MUS BAS-VOC—Secondary lessons              
  • MUS 115—Technology in Music Education
  • MUS 340—Music Entrepreneurship               
  • MUS 343—Symphonic Literature
  • MUS 362—Conducting II
  • MUS 380—21CM Topics
  • MUS 384—Jazz Theory
  • MUS 386—Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 399—Pedagogy for Primary Instrument
  • MUS 440—Practicum
  • MUS 908—Beginning Folk Guitar II
  • MUS 171-180—Dance Courses
  • Topics Courses (MUS 290 or 390): Dalcroze Eurhythmics, etc.

*Approved CLA Electives
(2 credits required)               

 

PSYCHOLOGY

  • PSY 100—Introduction to Psychology

SOCIOLOGY

  • SOC 237—Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 322—Black Issues and Identity
  • SOC 329—Social Inequalities

LANGUAGE

  • French course
  • German course
  • Spanish course
  • Chinese course
  • Japanese course
  • Russian course
  • Italian course
  • Portuguese course

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • ANTH 151—Human Cultures
  • ANTH 251—Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
  • ANTH 271—African Cultures
  • ANTH 366—Performing Latin American Culture

EDUCATION STUDIES

  • EDUC 223—Deconstructing Difference: Education and Society
  • EDUC 240—Issues and Trends in Education
  • EDUC 275—Radical Philosophy and Education
  • EDUC 290—Topics
  • EDUC 305—The American High School:  Anatomy of an Educational Institution
  • EDUC 311—Critical Multiculturalism
  • EDUC 320—Education and Social Change
  • EDUC 322—Thinking, Learning, and Ways of Knowing in Education
  • EDUC 325—History of American Education
  • EDUC 330—Comparative Education
  • EDUC 331—Theorizing Discipline in Educational Contexts
  • EDUC 332—Artistic Dimensions of Teaching
  • EDUC 350—Women in Education
  • EDUC 355—Education Process
  • EDUC 360—The Political Economy of Schools
  • EDUC 362—Education Reform
  • EDUC 390—Topics in Education Studies

COMMUNICATIONS

  • COMM 123—Public Speaking
  • COMM 223—Public Communication and Controversy
  • COMM 225—Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 227—Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 327—Communication and Cultural Identity