Bachelor of Music Education

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.

Program Admission Requirements

All prospective music majors/minors and transfer students must contact the department office prior to their first semester’s registration to be assigned a departmental advisor and take diagnostic placement tests and performance auditions. Acceptance as a music major/minor is dependent upon auditions and these examinations. Examinations should be taken before or during the week preceding classwork.

Performance Auditions

These auditions will include technique demonstration and repertoire ­performance.

Theory Placement Exam

This exam will determine the specific semester of music theory to which a student will be assigned.

Piano Placement Exams

These tests serve to determine the specific semester and section of class piano or private instruction to which a student will be admitted. All music majors must successfully complete the department’s required piano proficiency to graduate. Credits in MUSC 1118MUSC 1119MUSC 2218MUSC 2219, or MUSA 1120 may be used toward passing the piano proficiency. The student must register for piano or piano class each semester until passing the proficiency exam.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 1 6
Objective 2 3
Objective 33
Objective 4 - MUSI 11087
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 9 - EDUC 22043
Total Credits38

Professional Education Requirements

EDUC 2201Development and Individual Differences3
EDUC 2204Families Community Culture (Fulfills Objective 9)3
EDUC 4401Content Area Literacy3
EDUC 4493Student Teaching12
SPED 3350Creating Inclusive Classrooms3
Total Credits24

Major Requirements

MUSC 1103Theory of Music I3
MUSC 1104Theory of Music II3
MUSC 1107Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0
MUSI 1108The World of Music (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)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
ISU Women's Choir
Concert Choir
Band (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band)
ISU Women's Choir
Concert Choir
Band (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Concert Band)
In Addition:
Solo or joint senior recital
Piano proficiency 1
Chamber Ensembles
Total Credits72

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education38
Professional Education Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)21
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)68
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives0
Total Credits127

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)