BME Four-Year Degree Plan: Vocal/Choral

The music education degree, vocal/choral track, at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan for the vocal option. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I 3
MUS 107 Recital Attendance I 0
MUS 137 Piano Class I 1
MUS 148 Introduction to Music Teaching 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours19

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II 3
MUS 108 Recital Attendance II 0
MUS 138 Piano Class II 1
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Writing II 3
Total hours19

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 200 Principles and General Methods of Music Education 3
MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III 3
MUS 207 Recital Attendance III 0
MUS 237 Piano Class III 1
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music 3
MUS 294 Singing Diction I 1
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 133 Guitar for the Music Educator I 1
MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV 3
MUS 208 Recital Attendance IV 0
MUS 295 Singing Diction II 1
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status 0
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Piano Proficiency Exam 0
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 307 Recital Attendance V 0
MUS 321 Conducting 2
MUS 340 Adaptive Music for Special Learners 2
MUS 345 Music in Western Culture and Society I 3
MUS 518 Choral Arranging 2
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 308 Recital Attendance VI 0
MUS 322 Conducting-Choral 2
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II 3
MUS 430 Music in Early Childhood and the Elementary School 3
MUS 510 Adolescent and Early Adult Choral/Vocal Literature and Materials for Secondary Levels 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
Large Ensemble 1
Music Education Elective 2
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 315 Form and Analysis 2
MUS 407 Recital Attendance VII 0
MUS 410 Middle Childhood and Preadolescent Vocal Methods and Materials 3
MUS 498 Senior Recital 2-4
MUS 530 Vocal Pedagogy and Materials 3
Large Ensemble 1
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Music Assessment Exam 0
Total hours17

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 488 Seminar in Student Teaching 2
MUS 494 Supervised Teaching (Elementary Music K-6) 5
MUS 496 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Music 7-12) 5
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 06-21-2018.