Music (Bachelor of Music in Education, B.M.E.)

General Studies 1
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
MUS 100Concert/Recital Attendance0
MUS 103Fundamentals of Music2
MUS 106Basic Keyboard Skills I2
MUS 108Basic Keyboard Skills II2
MUS 117Theory and Analysis 12
MUS 118Aural Training 11
MUS 310History of Music: Ancient to Baroque2
MUS 311History of Music: Classical to Modern2
MUS 320Elementary Music Methods and Materials3
MUS 323Music History III2
MUS 355Theory and Analysis 32
MUS 356Aural Training 31
MUS 357Theory and Analysis 42
MUS 490Senior Recital1
or MUS 491 Senior Recital
MUS 1XX3
MUS 2XX1
MUS 3XX2
MUS 4XX1
MUS XXX 2
MUS XXX 2
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:17-19
Instrumental
Vocal
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence36

Concentrations:
Instrumental
Vocal
Additional Teaching Certification

Instrumental Concentration

MUS 109Functional Voice Class2
MUS 206Keyboard Proficiency for Instrumentalists2
MUS 211Brass Methods and Materials2
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 325Marching Band Techniques1
MUS 353Woodwind Methods and Materials2
MUS 442Instrumental Conducting3
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Total Credit Hours19

Vocal Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MUS 111Functional Instrumental Techniques2
MUS 201Diction for Singers3
MUS 208Keyboard Proficiency for Vocalists2
MUS 328Song and Choral Literature2
MUS 334Pedagogical Practices: Voice2
MUS 441Choral Conducting3
MUS 467Middle and High School Choral Methods3
Total Credit Hours17

 Additional Teaching Certification

The department strongly recommends additional teaching certification for all BME music majors.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree with a Vocal Concentration may achieve state instrumental certification with the following courses:

MUS 211Brass Methods and Materials2
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 353Woodwind Methods and Materials2
MUS 442Instrumental Conducting3
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Applied Music (instrumental) course(s)2
Ensemble (instrumental) course(s)2
Total Credit Hours18

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree with an Instrumental Concentration may achieve state vocal certification with the following courses:

MUS 201Diction for Singers3
MUS 301Advanced Diction for Singers2
MUS 328Song and Choral Literature2
MUS 441Choral Conducting3
MUS 467Middle and High School Choral Methods3
Applied Music (voice) course(s)4
Music Ensemble (vocal) course(s)2
Total Credit Hours19

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.