Music Education PK-12, Bachelor of Music

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)9
LOPER 5: Visual or Performing Arts
Music History and Literature I
LOPER 7: Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
LOPER 11: Wellness3
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program-Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses20
Reading and Inclusion in K-12 Classrooms
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Complete all required courses67
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum0
Total Credit Hours120


Music Courses
MUS 109Introduction to Music Education2
MUS 110Brass Techniques1
MUS 111Woodwind Techniques1
MUS 114Percussion Techniques1
MUS 120String Techniques1
MUS 122Conducting1
MUS 198Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS 199Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS 200Music Theory I3
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 Music Methods 3
MUS 406Instrumental Conducting & Literature3
MUS 407Choral Conducting and Literature3
MUS 425Arranging2
MUS 467Field Experience in the Secondary Music Classroom0.5
MUS 468Secondary Instrumental Methods3
MUS 470Secondary Choral Methods 3
MUS 130Voice Techniques1
or MUS 145 Diction for Singers I
MUS 140Piano Techniques I 21
MUS 141Piano Techniques II 21
MUS 240Piano Techniques III 21
MUS 241Piano Techniques IV 21
Choose one of the following:3
Music in Early Childhood Education
Vocal Pedagogy
Marching Band/Jazz Ensemble Methods
Secondary Lessons-each student must take 1 credit hour of MUS 149 (Private Instruction-Secondary Instrument) in a different area than their primary instrument.
MUS 149Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument1
Music Education Private Instruction7
Select 3-4 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano, or single band/orchestra instrument)
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 2-3 credit hours of the following in the same area as above (voice, piano, or single band/orchestra instrument)
Advanced Private Instruction
Select 1 credit hour in the same area as above (voice, piano, or single band/orchestra instrument)
Advanced Applied Instruction with Recital
Music Education Ensembles
Students must enroll in an ensemble every semester for a minimum of 7 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 of 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
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Total Credit Hours67

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


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