Music Education

Music Education

Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education is a nine-semester degree program designed to prepare candidates to obtain a teaching credential certificate to teach in the elementary and secondary schools. Complete information on admission to the music program, applied music, course sequencing, senior recital, large and small ensemble requirements, and other departmental policies may be found in the Music Department Student/Faculty handbook, available upon request from the chair of the Music Department. Candidates should request advisors in the Music Department and in the College of Education.

Candidates must complete requirements and be fully admitted to teacher education before they can take courses in professional education numbered 3000 and above.

Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education is a nine-semester degree program designed to prepare students to teach music in secondary and elementary schools. Graduating students will be eligible for certification K-12, vocal and instrumental music.

Music Education students must complete requirements and be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program before they can take courses in professional Education number 3000 and above. Refer to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education section of this Undergraduate Catalog.

Students completing the Bachelor of Music Education must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this Catalog).

Professional Education Requirements

EDUC 2201Development and Individual Differences3
EDUC 2204Families Community Culture3
EDUC 3301Inquiring Thinking Knowing3
EDUC 4401Content Area Literacy3
SPED 3350Creating Inclusive Classrooms3
EDUC 4492Secondary Music Education Student Teaching Internship14

Basic Music Requirements

MUSC 1103Theory of Music I3
MUSC 1104Theory of Music II3
MUSC 1107Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUSC 1108The World of Music (partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)4
MUSC 1113Aural Skills I1
MUSC 1114Aural Skills II1
MUSC 1127Class Voice1
or MUSP 1172 ISU Women's Choir
or MUSP 1173 Concert Choir
MUSC 2203Theory of Music III3
MUSC 2204Theory of Music IV3
MUSC 2213Aural Skills III1
MUSC 2214Aural Skills IV1
MUSC 2252Introduction to Music Education1
MUSC 2255Woodwind Methods2
MUSC 2256Brass Methods2
MUSC 2258Percussion Methods2
MUSC 2259String Methods2
MUSC 3304Music History I3
MUSC 3305Music History II3
MUSC 3306Music History III3
MUSC 3311Form and Analysis2
MUSC 3312Music Technology2
MUSC 3319Choral Conducting2
MUSC 3320Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 3333Elementary Music Methods3
MUSC 3334Choral Music Methods2
MUSC 3335Instrumental Music Methods2
MUSC 3338Field Experience in Music Education2
MUSC 4401Orchestration2
Applied music (major instrument or voice)7
Large Performing Ensembles (band, orchestra, choir)7
In Addition:
Solo or joint senior recital
Piano proficiency 1
Chamber Ensembles

Piano proficiency is required for all degree candidates. Applied music secondary credits (MUSC 1118-MUSC 1119, MUSC 2218-MUSC 2219, or MUSA 1120) may be used toward passing the piano proficiency. The candidate must register for piano each semester until able to pass the proficiency exam.

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