BMus with Cert. in Vocal or Choral Music

Bachelor of Music Education (vocal/choral 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

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: 63 Hours

Music Major 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)
MU337   Choral Arranging (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)

Applied Guitar (1) OR Applied Piano (1)
Applied Guitar (1) OR Applied Piano (1)     
MU131    Piano (1) OR MLP___ Applied Piano (1)
MU132    Piano (1) OR MLP___ Applied Piano (1)

Techniques and Pedagogy (12 hours)

MU129   Guitar Techniques (1)
MU214   Basic Conducting (2)
MU241   Diction for Singers (3)       
MU314   Advanced Choral Conducting (2)
MU316   Choral Techniques (2)
MU324   Choral Literature (2)

Ensembles (4 hours): Major Ensemble (4)

Must be enrolled in and successfully participate in a major ensemble each semester of full-time attendance

Professional Education Requirements: 23 Hours

ED101    Introduction to Teaching (2)
ED102    Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0)
ED369MU   Elementary School Music Methods (3)
ED370MV   The Teaching of Music in High School (2)
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, which is counted as part of the Additional General Education requirements counted above.)

Electives to complete minimum of 120 hours


Instrumental Endorsement (for additional preparation to teach instrumental music)

In addition to the course work required for the BME (instrumental):

MLX100/300 Applied Instrument (2)
Instrumental Ensemble (2, Minimum of two semesters)
MU122    String Techniques (1)
MU124    Percussion Techniques (1)
MU127    Trumpet Class (1)
MU128    Clarinet Class (1)
MU223    Woodwind Techniques (1)
MU225    Brass Techniques (1)
MU317    Advanced Conducting-Instrumental (2)
MU335    Instrumentation (2)


Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Endorsement (for additional preparation for performance and studio teaching)

In addition to the course work required for the BME (vocal/choral):

MU060    Opera Workshop (4) [4-8 semesters of participation]
MU202    Opera and Music Theatre on DVD/Video (3)
MU375A Vocal Repertoire and Interpretation (2)
MU358D Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MU341    Advanced Diction (3)


Last updated: 08/26/2021