Music Education K-12, Bachelor of Music

Offered by Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Including:
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Including:
Music History and Literature I
Humanities6
Social Sciences6
Including:
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought3
Including:
Music Theory I
Wellness3
Including:
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 120
Including:
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Endorsement
Complete all required courses54
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120

Candidates for degrees must satisfactorily complete an exit assessment including a portfolio before graduation.

Endorsement

Music Education Core Requirements
MUS 109Introduction to Music Education1
MUS 110Brass Techniques 21
MUS 111Woodwind Techniques 21
MUS 114Percussion Techniques 21
MUS 120String Techniques 21
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 198Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS 199Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS 201Music Theory II3
MUS 337Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUS 338Sight Singing and Ear Training IV1
MUS 339Music Theory III3
MUS 340Music Theory IV3
MUS 348Music History and Literature II3
MUS 356Field Experience in the Elementary Music Classroom0.5
MUS 357Elementary/Middle School General Music3
MUS 406Instrumental Conducting & Literature2
MUS 407Choral Conducting and Literature2
MUS 425Arranging2
MUS 467Field Experience in the Secondary Music Classroom0.5
MUS 468Secondary School Music3
MUS 130Voice Techniques 11
or MUS 145 Diction for Singers I
Select 4 credit hours of the following: 34
Piano Techniques I 2
Piano Techniques II 2
Piano Techniques III 2
Piano Techniques IV 2
Keyboard Harmonization 2
Music Education Private Instruction 4
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
Select 3-4 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 2-3 credit hours of the following in same area as above (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Advanced Private Instruction
Select 1 credit hour in same area as above (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument): 1
Advanced Applied Instruction with Recital
Music Education Ensembles
MUS 177, MUS 178, MUS 179, MUS 180 may be substituted for TWO semesters ONLY. Students must enroll in an ensemble every semester for a minimum of 7 semesters; at least 6 credit hours must be earned in an ensemble that matches the student's principal applied area. At least 1 credit hour must be earned in an ensemble outside the student's principal applied area. Students must have experience in both instrumental and vocal ensembles.
Select 7 credit hours of the following:7
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
Choraleers
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Total Credit Hours54
1

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.

2

Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; credit hours to be replaced by Music Electives; see advisor.

3

Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.

4

Students must enroll in private instruction on primary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 7 semesters.