Bachelor of Music Education with Certification in Vocal/Choral Music - Min. 120 Hours

The requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education degree are designed to prepare students to teach music in the Missouri public schools. In addition to meeting state certification requirements in vocal or instrumental music, students may elect to pursue an additional endorsement in the area not represented in initial certification. Satisfactory completion of the BME degree will also prepare students for success in public performance and graduate study.

The Bachelor of Music Education student (1) must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the content area; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the professional education sequence; (2) must have no grade below "C" in the Professional Education, Music Education and pedagogy sequences; and (3) must pass the MoGEA examination, the state qualifying exam in content area, and the piano proficiency examination.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education degree may prepare to teach both Vocal and Instrumental music by completing the following endorsement.

Instrumental Endorsement. In addition to the course work required for the Vocal/Choral emphasis:

Applied Instrument (2)
Instrumental Ensemble (2, Minimum of two semesters)
MU122   String Techniques (1)
MU124   Percussion Techniques (1)
MU127   Trumpet Class (1)
MU128   Clarinet Class (1)
MU223   Woodwind Techniques (1)
MU225   Brass Techniques (1)
MU317   Advanced Conducting-Instrumental (2)
MU335   Instrumentation (2)

Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Endorsement. In addition to the course work required for the BME:

MU060   Opera Workshop (4) [4-8 semesters of participation]
MU202   Opera and Music Theatre on DVD/Video (3)
MU375A Vocal Repertoire and Interpretation
MU358D Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MU341   Advanced Diction (3)

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (11 Hours)
Required Courses:
PY210   Educational Psychology (3)
PY223   Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342   Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
Count PY343 Practicum for PY342 (1) as part of the Professional Education Core below.
8 hours
Humanities, Fine Arts (not to include Music) or Social Science:
If opting for a Humanities course, see guidelines.
If opting for a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
If opting for a Social Science course, see guidelines.
3 hours
Music major Requirements (60 Hours)
Music Major Requirements (28 Hours)
MU107  The Theory and Practice of Music I (3)
MU108  The Theory and Practice of Music II (3)
MU117  Aural Skills I (1)MU118   Aural Skills II (1)
MU150  Introduction to Western Music (2)
MU207  The Theory and Practice of Music III (3)
MU217  Aural Skills III (1)
MU321  Music History I (3)
MU322  Music History II (3)
MU337  Choral Arranging (2)
MU423  American Music (2) (Capstone)
MU465  Form and Analysis (2) (Capstone)
MU471  Composition I (2)
Principal Applied (14 hours)
Applied Lessons (13) MU492   Senior Recital (1) (Capstone)
Secondary Applied (4 hours)
Applied Guitar (1) OR Applied Piano (1)Applied Guitar (1) OR Applied Piano (1) MU131   Piano (1) OR MLP___ Applied Piano (1)
MU132   Piano (1) OR MLP___ Applied Piano (1)
Techniques and Pedagogy (12 hours)
MU129  Guitar Techniques (1)
MU214  Basic Conducting (2)
MU241  Diction for Singers (3)
MU314  Advanced Choral Conducting (2)
MU316  Choral Techniques (2)
MU324  Choral Literature (2)
Ensembles (4 hours): Must be enrolled in and successfully participate in a major ensemble (0.5 hour) each semester of full-time attendance
Major Ensemble (4)
Professional Education Requirements (18 Hours)
ED101   Introduction to Teaching (2)
ED102   Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)
ED369MU  Elementary School Music Methods (3)
ED370MV  The Teaching of Music in High School (2)
ED376 Methods and Materials for Teaching Music Classes (3)
ED462   Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone; 1 of 4 required) (8)
ED471   Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)
PY343   Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1): (Take concurrently with PY342, which is counted as part of the Additional General Education requirements counted above.)
Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)