Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and to Supervised Teaching in order to earn this degree. The curriculum for music education leads to the degree of Bachelor of Music Education and carries with it an Initial Professional Certificate (IPC) to teach in the state of Missouri.

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (61 hours). Note: A grade of "C" or better is required in all Music courses counted toward the major.
    1. Music Theory (14 hours): MUS 103(3), 104(3), 203(3), 204(3), 315(2)
    2. Music History/Literature (9 hours): MUS 239(3), 345(3), 346(3)
    3. Conducting (4 hours): MUS 321(2), 322(2)
    4. Diction (2 hours): MUS 294(1), 295(1)
    5. Guitar for the Music Educator (1 hour): MUS 133(1)
    6. Vocal Pedagogy and Materials (3 hours): MUS 530(3)
    7. Music Education Elective (2 hours): Select from: MUS 131(1), 141(1), 142(1), 144(1), 145(1), 146(1), 216(2), 219(2), 327(2)
    8. Piano (3 hours – may be waived by examination): MUS 137(1), 138(1), 237(1)
    9. Choral Arranging (2 hours): MUS 518(2)
    10. Applied Music (14 hours): MUS 498(2), and 12 additional hours from MUS 153(2), 253(2), 353(2), 453(2)
    11. Recital Attendance: MUS 107(0), 108(0), 207(0), 208(0), 307(0), 308(0), 407(0)
    12. Upper Division Applied Status: MUS 298(0)
    13. Large Ensemble (7 hours): As determined by audition. Full-time students shall be in one of the following vocal ensembles, in their certification emphasis, each semester except the supervised teaching semester, until graduation (a minimum of seven hours must show on the completed transcript): MUS 161(1), 361(1), 561(1); MUS 162(1), 362(1); MUS 163(1), 363(1), 463(1); MUS 168(1), 368(1)
    14. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MUS 488(2) and 496(5).
  3. Professional Education Requirements (36 hours): Note: A grade of "C" or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. Introduction to Music Teaching (1 hour): MUS 148(1)
    2. Principles and General Methods of Music Education (3 hours): MUS 200(3)
    3. Adaptive Music for Special Learners (2 hours): MUS 340(2)
    4. Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity (3 hours): EDC 345(3)
    5. Educational Psychology (3 hours): PSY 360(3)
    6. Reading and Writing in the Content Fields (3 hours): RDG 474(3)
    7. Music in Early Childhood and the Elementary School (3 hours): MUS 430(3)
    8. Middle Childhood and Preadolescent Vocal Methods and Material: Vocal (3 hours): MUS 410(3)
    9. Adolescent and Early Adult Choral/Vocal Literature and Materials for Secondary Levels: Vocal (3 hours): MUS 510(3)
    10. Student Teaching Seminar (2 hours): MUS 488(2)
    11. Supervised Teaching (10 hours): MUS 494(5), 496(5)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. At least a 3.00 combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA with no grade lower than a "C" in Professional Education Requirements (section C)
  6. At least a 3.00 combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA with no grade lower than a "C" in Major Requirements (section B)
  7. Additionally State Board of Education certification rules require the following:
    1. Completed degree in music education
    2. Attainment of all Missouri Teacher Education Requirements in effect at the time of certification
    3. Successful completion of Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) as established by the Missouri Board of Education