Music Education PK-12, Bachelor of Music

Offered by Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then only 24 additional hours are required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies
Music History and Literature I
Social Sciences6
Introduction to American Politics
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought3
Music Theory I
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Select one course numbered 3883
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 120
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Complete all required courses51
Total Credit Hours120

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


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
Students must enroll in an ensemble every semester for a minimum of 4 semesters; at least 3 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 4 credit hours of the following:4
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Total Credit Hours51

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.


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


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


Students must enroll in private instruction on primary instrument/voice every semester for a minimum of 4 semesters.