Acceptance into this selective program is determined after a student has been admitted into the undergraduate Departments of Music and has approval of the advisers.

Majors in this degree program are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. A student who principally performs on a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument normally will replace one class in the category of his or her principal instrument with guitar class (by advisement). Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the "Undergraduate Programs" section of the Catalog Announcements.

Prerequisite for MUS 451, 452, 458, 4672 is admission to the Music Education Program (Praxis I) 3.0 G.P.A., Petition to Pursue Certification Process (see handbook). Rotation courses are offered each year and it is up to the student to consult with her/his adviser to learn which course is offered per semester. Courses: MUS 148 (World Percussion), MUS 118 (Instrumental Techniques for the Choral Music Educator), MUS 335 (Music in Latin America). MUS 499 Senior Solo Recital (45 minutes). A hearing is required. Seven semesters of lessons.

Typical Plan of Study - Bachelor of Music Education
Combined Choral/General & Instrumental

Freshman Fall Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUPI 181 Class Piano I / 1 Credit
MUS 121 ETSS I / 2 Credits
MUS 123 Harmony I / 2 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
ENG 1 Rhetoric & Comp. / 3 Credits
PHIL 201 Classical Phil / 3 Credits
TRS 2–/3–/4– Theology Course / 3 Credits
MUS 476 Combined Lyric Diction / 2 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 21

Freshman Spring Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUPI 181 Class Piano II / 1 Credit
MUS 122 ETSS II / 2 Credits
MUS 124 Harmony II / 2 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
ENG 2–/3–/4– Lit Elective / 3 Credits
PHIL 202 Modern Phil / 3 Credits
TRS 2–/3–/4– Theology Course / 3 Credits
MUS 139 Intro to Mus. Ed. / 2 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 20

Sophomore Fall Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUPI 181 Class Piano III / 1 Credit
MUS 221 ETSS III / 2 Credits
MUS 223 Harmony III / 2 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
EDUC 381 Academic Elec (DL) / 3 Credits
MUS 118 Inst, Tech for Choral Mus Ed / 3 Credits
MUS 325 Music History I / 3 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 19

Sophomore Spring Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUPI 181 Class Piano IV / 1 Credit
MUS 222 ETSS IV / 2 Credits
MUS 224 Harmony IV / 2 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
EDUC 271 Psych. Of Ed / 3 Credits
________  Academic Elective (Social Science) / 3 Credit
MUS 326 Music History II / 3 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 19

Junior Fall Semester

MUS 337 Basic Cond. / 2 Credits
MUS 451 Choral Elem Methods / 3 Credits
MUS 327 Music History III / 3 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
EDUC 251 Found of Ed. / 3 Credits
MUS 327 Music History III / 3 Credits
MUS 155/156 Piano SR-Prin. / (2) Credits
MUS 172 Woodwind Tech / 3 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 19 (21)

Junior Spring Semester

MUS 457 Intermediate Cond. / 2 Credits
MUS 452 Ch Sec. Methods / 3 Credits
________  Academic Elective (Math) / 3 Credits
MUS 150 Field Exp. / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
MUS 321 Form & Analysis / 3 Credits
MUS 323 Orchestration / 3 Credits
MUS 400 Piano ped/prin. Only / (2) Credits
MUS 174 String Tech / 3 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 19 (21)

Senior Fall Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUS 458 Inst. Elem Methods / 1 Credit
MUS 335 Music of Lat America / 3 Credits
MUS  148 World Percussion / 1 Credit
________  Academic Elec (Student Choice) / 3 Credits
MUS 170 Percussion Tech / 1 Credit
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
MUS 173 Brass Tech / 3 Credits
MUS 499 Senior Solo Recital / 0 Credits
Semester Total Credits: 16

Senior Spring Semester

MUPI 171 Private Instruction / 3 Credits
MUS 423 Seminar / 1Credit
MUS 423A Elem. St. Teaching / 4 Credits
MUS 423B Sec. St. Teaching / 4 Credits
MUS___ Performing Organization / 1 Credit
Semester Total Credits: 13