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BM in Music Education: K–12 Instrumental Emphasis
(92 hours, including licensure hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this emphasis.

A degree in music education prepares the student for K-12 licensure as a public school music teacher with a instrumental emphasis. The degree program is a composite of music and education. Graduates may obtain a teaching position, pursue graduate work, or use the degree as professional preparation for other fields of endeavor.

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  1. See the college advisement center and enroll in Music 176 winter semester or summer term. This course is prerequisite to official acceptance into music education.
  2. Proficiency requirements: All professional education courses (below) and Music 260R, and 360R requirements in a woodwind, brass, string, pr percussion instrument must be completed before student teaching (Sc Ed 476R). Twenty minutes of solo performance time and ten minutes of chamber music performance time are required, which may be accomplished through master classes, recitals, juries, or in-class performances in Sc Ed 276R and 476R. Students opting for a juried recital must register for Music 349R.
  3. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  4. Complete eight hours of the following:
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: F, W, Sp
      PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

                   : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
                   : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
                   : Performance Instruction: Cello.
                   : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
                   : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
                   : Performance Instruction: Flute.
                   : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
                   : Performance Instruction: Harp.
                   : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
                   : Performance Instruction: Horn.
                   : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
                   : Performance Instruction: Organ.
                   : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
                   : Performance Instruction: Piano.
                   : Performance Instruction: Recorder.
                   : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
                   : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
                   : Performance Instruction: Strings.
                   : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
                   : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
                   : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
                   : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
                   : Performance Instruction: Viola.
                   : Performance Instruction: Violin.
                   : Performance Instruction: Voice.
                   : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.

  5. Complete four hours of the following:
  6. Music education majors must enroll in at least one hour of large ensemble each semester for seven semesters. Those who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments must enroll in one semester of marching band, which may be counted toward the 7-hour large ensemble requirement if it is completed after the student has been officially accepted as a degree candidate in instrumental music education (after freshman year).
  7. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  8. Complete the following:
  9. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        SC ED 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 276R : Exploration of Teaching. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: F, W
        PREREQUISITE: Major-area preadmission requirements.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

                     : Exploration of Teaching - Theatre and Media Arts.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: English.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Foreign Language.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Music.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Social Science.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Art.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Biological Sciences.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Dance.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Exercise Sciences.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Health.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Mathematics.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Physical Science.
                     : Exploration of Teaching: Technology Teacher Education.

        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: F, W, Sp, Su
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: F, W, Sp, Su
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners, collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        SC ED 375 : Theory and Methods of Secondary Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 375 : Theory and Methods of Secondary Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: F, W, Sp, Su
        PREREQUISITE: ScEd 276R.
        DESCRIPTION: Disciplines of education; analysis of educational practice and relationship between theories and research on education and the practice of teaching.

        Note: Fingerprinting and FBI clearance must be completed prior to enrollment in Sc Ed 276R.

    • Complete 12 hours of student teaching:
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 476R : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: F, W
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

                     : Secondary Student Teaching Internship - Theatre and Media Arts.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Art.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Biological Sciences.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Dance.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - English.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Foreign Language.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - French.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - German.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Health.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Home Economics.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Mathematics.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Music.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Physical Education.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Physical Science.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Social Science.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Spanish.
                     : Secondary Student-Teaching Internship - Technology Teacher Education.

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