BMus with Cert. in Instrumental Music

Bachelor of Music Education (instrumental emphasis)

The requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education degree are designed to prepare students to teach music in the Missouri public schools. In addition to meeting state certification requirements in vocal or instrumental music, students may elect to pursue an additional endorsement in the area not represented in initial certification. Satisfactory completion of the BME degree will also prepare students for success in public performance and graduate study. 

The Bachelor of Music Education student (1) must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the content area; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the professional education sequence; (2) must have no grade below "C" in any course required for certification; and (3) must pass the MoGEA examination, the state qualifying exam in content area, and the piano proficiency examination.

General Education Requirements: 34 hours

Tier Two Requirements:  8 Hours

Must take the following:
PY210    Educational Psychology (3)
PY223    Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342    Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
Count PY343 Practicum for PY342 (1) as part of the Professional Education Core below 

Music Major Requirements: 61 Hours

Music Academic Core Requirements (29 Hours)

MU107   The Theory and Practice of Music I (3)
MU108   The Theory and Practice of Music II (3)
MU117   Aural Skills I (2)
MU118   Aural Skills II (1)
MU150   Introduction to Western Music (2)
MU207   The Theory and Practice of Music III (3)
MU217   Aural Skills III (1)  
MU321   Music History I (3)
MU322   Music History II (3)
MU335   Instrumentation (2)
MU423   American Music (2) (Capstone)
MU465   Form and Analysis (2) (Capstone)
MU471   Composition I (2)

Principal Applied (14 Hours)

Applied Lessons (13)
MU010 Recital Attendance (0) – corequisite of Applied Lessons (required every semester of enrollment)     
MU492   Senior Recital (1) (Capstone) 

Secondary Applied (4 Hours)

MU131   Piano (1) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1)
MU132   Piano (1) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1)
MLG100 Applied Guitar (1-2) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1-2) 

Techniques and Pedagogy (11 hours)

MU122    String Techniques (1)
MU124    Percussion Techniques (1)
MU127    Trumpet Class (1)
MU128    Clarinet Class (1)
MU129    Guitar Techniques (1)       
MU214    Basic Conducting (2)
MU223    Woodwind Techniques (1)
MU225    Brass Techniques (1)
MU317    Advanced Conducting—Instrumental (2)

Ensemble (4 hours)

Major Ensemble (4 hours)
Must be enrolled and successfully participate in a major ensemble each semester of full-time attendance

Professional Education Requirements: 24 Hours

ED101   Introduction to Teaching (2)
ED102   Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)
ED105   Field Experience II (0)
ED369MU   Elementary School Music Methods (3)
ED370MU   The Teaching of Music in High School (3)
ED376 Methods and Materials for Teaching Music Classes (3)
ED462   Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone; 1 of 4 required) (8)        
ED471   Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
PY343   Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1) (take concurrently with PY342 – see  Additional General Education requirements above)

Electives to complete minimum of 120 hours


Vocal/Choral Endorsement (for additional preparation to teach vocal/choral music)

In addition to the course work required for the instrumental emphasis:

MLV100/300 Applied Voice (4) - May include MU241 Diction for Singers (3)
Choral Ensemble (2) Minimum of two semesters
MU314    Advanced Choral Conducting (2)
MU316    Choral Techniques (2)
MU324    Choral Literature (2)
MU337    Choral Arranging (2)



Last updated: 09/28/2021