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

General Studies 1
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
MUS 100Concert/Recital Attendance 20
MUS 101Perspectives in Music3
MUS 117Theory and Analysis 12
MUS 118Aural Training 11
MUS 206Keyboard Proficiency I2
MUS 217Theory and Analysis 22
MUS 218Aural Training 21
MUS 304Form and Analysis2
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 336Fundamentals of Conducting2
MUS 355Theory and Analysis 32
MUS 356Aural Training 31
MUS 357Theory and Analysis 42
MUS 358Aural Training 41
MUS 404Musical Techniques of the 20th/21st Centuries2
MUS 405Arranging2
MUS 490Senior Recital1
or MUS 491 Senior Recital
Applied Music-Major Instrument courses 37
Ensemble courses 47
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:13-16
Vocal
Instrumental
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence33
1

Music majors must take one of the following: HUM 203 Humanities: Ancient and Medieval or HUM 204 Humanities: Middle Ages to the French Revolution or HUM 205 Humanities: American Revolution to the Present or ENG 210 Approaches to Literature or ART 100 Introduction to Art or THR 113 Introduction to Theatre for NASM accreditation.

2

Six semesters required.

3

4 credit hours must be in 300 level Applied Music-Major Instrument.

4

5 credit hours must be in Major Ensembles and 2 credit hours in Chamber Ensembles. Students must participate in one Major Ensemble each semester with the exception of the student teaching semester.

Vocal Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MUS 111Functional Instrumental Techniques1
MUS 201Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 12
MUS 208Keyboard Proficiency II2
MUS 301Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 22
MUS 328Choral Literature2
MUS 441Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUS 467Middle and High School Choral Methods2
Total Credit Hours13

Applied voice concentration: Restricted electives are MUS 334 Pedagogical Practices: Voice. Applied piano or organ concentration: Restricted electives are MUS 331 Pedagogical Practices: Keyboard; Applied Voice Major Instrument (two semesters in MUS 289 Applied Voice: Major Instrument).

Vocal Concentration majors will be assigned to a middle or high school instrumental program for EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I, to an elementary, middle or high school vocal program for EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II, and to a middle or high school vocal program for EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III. If the student has elected the Elementary Music Concentration by taking MUS 321 Orff, Kodaly and Laben and MUS 322 General Music Activities, an assignment  to elementary music for EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III may be chosen. The music prerequisite(s) for EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I is MUS 320 Elementary Music Methods and Materials; for EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II are MUS 208 Keyboard Proficiency II and MUS 441 Advanced Choral Conducting; and for EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III is MUS 467 Middle and High School Choral Methods.Overall GPA of 2.75 and major GPA of 3.0 required for admission into Teacher Education, graduation, and Missouri certification.

Instrumental Concentration

MUS 109Functional Voice Class1
MUS 205Introduction to Music Education1
MUS 211Low Brass Methods and Materials1
MUS 212High Brass Methods and Materials1
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 325Marching Band Techniques1
MUS 353Single Reed Methods and Materials1
MUS 354Double Reed Methods and Materials1
MUS 442Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Total Credit Hours16

Instrumental Concentration majors will be assigned to an elementary, middle, or high school vocal program for EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I and to a middle or high school instrumental program for EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II and EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III. As part of the EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II and EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III, students will be required  to have experiences in teaching beginning instrumental students individually and in small/large groups. The music prerequisite(s) for EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I is MUS 320 Elementary Music Methods and Materials; for EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II are MUS 206 Keyboard Proficiency I and MUS 442 Advanced Instrumental Conducting; and for EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III is MUS 468 Middle and High School Instrumental Methods. The student in each concentration area should make every effort to be involved in as many different teaching levels as is possible. Overall GPA of 2.75 and major GPA of 3.0 required for admission into Teacher Education, graduation, and Missouri certification.

Elementary Music Education

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education Vocal degree may receive a Concentration in Elementary Music Education by electing MUS 321 Orff, Kodaly and Laben and MUS 322 General Music Activities (total of 4 credits). This concentration is for those students desiring to teach at the elementary school level.

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 211Low Brass Methods and Materials1
MUS 212High Brass Methods and Materials1
MUS 307Percussion Methods and Materials2
MUS 308String Methods and Materials2
MUS 353Single Reed Methods and Materials1
MUS 354Double Reed Methods and Materials1
MUS 442Advanced Instrumental Conducting2
MUS 468Middle and High School Instrumental Methods3
Applied Music (instrumental) course(s)2
Ensemble (instrumental) course(s)2
Total Credit Hours17

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

MUS 201Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 12
MUS 301Foundations in Vocal/Choral Techniques 22
MUS 328Choral Literature2
MUS 441Advanced Choral Conducting2
MUS 467Middle and High School Choral Methods2
Applied Music (voice) course(s)4
Music Ensemble (vocal) course(s)2
Total Credit Hours16

Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (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. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.