Undergraduate Degree - Music Education

Program:
Music Education
Program Code:
7309 Music Education
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Music
Start Term:
FS07


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education provides for the comprehensive training of music teachers. It allows students to develop a program of study tailored to their interests and needs as teachers. Students are encouraged to develop their musicianship through ensembles, private lessons, conducting classes, the creative musicianship component, and a wide variety of instrumental and voice classes. Students develop their skills as educators in courses that begin in the freshman year and culminate in a student teaching/professional development semester. Graduates of this program will be able to plan, implement, and assess music instruction in a variety of instructional settings and for a variety of student populations.

The B.M. in Music Education degree leads to music teacher certification by the State of Michigan in grades K-12. To be recommended for certification, persons must complete all course requirements and any additional standards or tests set forth by the Department of Teacher Education or the Michigan Department of Education.

A jazz studies minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the bachelor's degree program in music education.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 to 140 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with piano as the performance area, whereas 130 to 142 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with stringed instruments, wind instruments, percussion, or voice as the performing area. For the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with jazz as the performing area, 136 to 146 credits are required.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Music Education major is met by completing Music 381. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Music for the Bachelor of Music degree.

    The completion of Music 495 satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the Music Education major.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the core courses that are listed above under the heading General Requirements for All of the Bachelor’s Degree  Programs in the College of Music (26 credits)  
    b. Music activity requirement (8 credits)  
      All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program in music education are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during each fall and spring semester of enrollment in the program. A minimum of 8 credits in courses approved by the College of Music is required. Students who are enrolled in the music education major for more than eight semesters are required to complete more than 8 credits to satisfy this requirement. Students for whom a jazz instrument is their primary performance focus must participate in a band/wind ensemble, choir, or non-jazz orchestra for at least two of these semesters.  
    c. Complete the requirements for one of the following four performance areas (16 to 22 credits):  
      (1) Piano (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in piano. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 150A and 8 credits of Music 350A.  
      (2) Stringed Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Harp; Wind Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba; and Percussion Instruments (18 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion instruments. This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100-level course and 8 credits in the 300-level course: Music 152A and 352A; 152B and 352B; 152C and 352C; 152D and 352D; 150C and 350C; 153A and 353A; 153B and 353B; 153C and 353C; 153D and 353D; 153E and 353E; 154A and 354A; 154B and 354B; 154C and 354C; 154D and 354D; 154E and 354E; 155 and 355 (16 credits)  
        (b) Both of the following courses (2 credits):  
          For students who have studied piano previously, this requirement may be waived by examination.  
          MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
          MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
      (3) Voice (18 credits):  
        (a) Private instruction in voice. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 151 and 6 credits of Music 351 (14 credits)  
        (b) Both of the following courses (2 credits):  
          For students who have studied piano previously, this requirement may be waived by examination.  
          MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
          MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
        (c) Both of the following courses (2 credits):  
          MUS 248 German Diction for Singers 1
          MUS 249 French Diction for Singers 1
      (4)

    Jazz Instruments:  Piano: Jazz, Woodwind Instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon); Jazz, Brass Instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba); Jazz, Stringed Instruments; Jazz, Percussion Instruments; Jazz (20 to 22 credits)

     
        (a)

    Private Instruction in Piano: Jazz, Woodwind Instruments: Jazz, Brass Instruments: Jazz, Stringed Instruments: Jazz, Percussion Instruments: Jazz. This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100-level course and 8 credits in the 300-level course: MUS 150J and MUS 350J; MUS 152J and MUS 352J; MUS 153J and MUS 353J; MUS 154J and MUS 354J; MUS 155J and MUS 355J.

     
        (b)

    One of the following two-semester sequences (4 or 6 credits):

     
          (i)   MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I 2
                MUS 231 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II 2
          (ii)  MUS 301 Advanced Jazz Musicianship I 3
                MUS 302 Advanced Jazz Musicianship II 3
    d. Two of the following courses (4 to 6 credits):  
      MUS 112 Chamber Music 2
      MUS 131 Jazz Combo 2
      MUS 150J Piano: Jazz 2
      MUS 151J Voice: Jazz 2
      MUS 152J Stringed Instruments: Jazz 2
      MUS 153J Woodwind Instruments: Jazz 2
      MUS 154J Brass Instruments: Jazz 2
      MUS 155J Percussion Instruments: Jazz 2
      MUS 210 Song Writing 2
      MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I 2
      MUS 231 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II 2
      MUS 301 Advanced Jazz Musicianship I 3
      MUS 302 Advanced Jazz Musicianship II 3
      MUS 303 Advanced Jazz Musicianship III 3
      MUS 304 Advanced Jazz Musicianship IV 3
      MUS 441 Introduction to Computer Music 3
      MUS 483 Composition 2
      MUS 484 Instrumentation and Basic Orchestration 2
     

    Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. c. above.

     
    e. One of the following courses (2 credits):  
      MUS 410 Jazz History 2
      MUS 413 Keyboard Literature to Mid-19th Century 2
      MUS 414 Keyboard Literature since the Mid-19th Century 2
      MUS 415 Art Song Literature: German 2
      MUS 416 Art Song Literature: French, Spanish and Italian 2
      MUS 417 Art Song Literature: British and American 2
      MUS 419 Baroque Music 2
      MUS 420 Music of the 18th Century 2
      MUS 421 19th Century European-American Music Literature 2
      MUS 422 20th Century European-American Music Literature 2
      MUS 423 History of Opera 2
      MUS 424 Music, Sexuality, and Gender 2
    f. All of the following courses (32 credits):  
      MUS 163 Class Instruction in Clarinet 1
      MUS 171 Class Instruction in Stringed Instruments I 1
      MUS 173 Class Instruction in Percussion Instruments I 1
      MUS 177 Introduction to Music Education 2
      MUS 277 Principles of Music Education 3
      MUS 335 Ensemble Conducting I 2
      MUS 495 Student Teaching in Music 9
      TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
      TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
      TE 302 Learners and Learning in Context - Secondary (W) 4
      TE 496 Becoming a School Music Teacher 3
     

    Students who take MUS 153C and MUS 353C to satisfy the requirement 3. c. 2. (a) above must complete MUS 162 Class Instruction in Flute and Saxophone in lieu of MUS 163.

     
    g. One of the following courses:  
      Students whose performance area is voice must take:   
      MUS 143 English Diction for Singers 1
      Students whose performance area is not voice must take:  
      MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    h. One of the following courses:  
      MUS 165 Class Instruction in High Brass Instruments 1
      MUS 166 Class Instruction in Low Brass Instruments 1
    i. Three of the following courses:  
      Students whose performance area is voice must take Music 144 as one of the electives. Students who wish to teach bands are strongly encouraged to take Music 162, 164, 174, and 165 or 166. Students who wish to teach strings are strongly encouraged to take Music 172. Students who wish to teach choral or general music are strongly encouraged to take Music 160, 241 and 242. The electives selected cannot include the course used to satisfy section 3. h. above.  
      MUS 144 Italian Diction for Singers 1
      MUS 160 Class Instruction in Guitar 1
      MUS 162 Class Instruction in Flute and Saxophone 1
      MUS 164 Class Instruction in Double Reed Instruments 1
      MUS 165 Class Instruction in High Brass Instruments 1
      MUS 166 Class Instruction in Low Brass Instruments 1
      MUS 172 Class Instruction in Stringed Instruments II 1
      MUS 174 Class Instruction in Percussion Instruments II 1
      MUS 241 Advanced Class Instruction in Piano I 1
      MUS 242 Advanced Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    j. One of the following courses:  
      MUS 336A Ensemble Conducting II: Instrumental 2
      MUS 336B Ensemble Conducting II: Choral 2
    k. One of the following courses:  
      MUS 455 Teaching Instrumental Music 3
      MUS 456 Teaching Stringed Instruments 3
      MUS 468 Teaching Choral Music 3
    l. One of the following courses:  
      MUS 467 Teaching General Music in the Elementary School 3
      MUS 469 Teaching Secondary Classroom Music 3
    m. Two courses from the following (4 to 6 credits):  
      The electives selected must be different from those courses used to satisfy sections 3. j., 3. k., and 3. l. above.  
      MUS 336A Ensemble Conducting II: Instrumental 2
      MUS 336B Ensemble Conducting II: Choral 2
      MUS 340 Methods and Literature for Voice 3
      MUS 341 String Pedagogy 2
      MUS 438 Jazz Pedagogy I 2
      MUS 455 Teaching Instrumental Music 3
      MUS 456 Teaching Stringed Instruments 3
      MUS 461 Marching Band Methods 2
      MUS 465 Music in Early Childhood 2
      MUS 467 Teaching General Music in the Elementary School 3
      MUS 468 Teaching Choral Music 3
      MUS 469 Teaching Secondary Classroom Music 3



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Music Education, BMUS (7309)

Required Credits: 150    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 12: College - Music - Core
College - Music - Core: 11 courses from MUS180, MUS181, MUS182, MUS183, MUS211, MUS212, MUS280, MUS281, MUS282, MUS283, MUS381

Requirement 13: College - Music - Ethnomusicology
College - Music - Ethnomusicology: 1 course from MUS409, MUS425, MUS426, MUS429, MUS430, MUS436, MUS443

Requirement 14: Major - Music Education - Music Activity
Major - Music Education - Music Activity: 8 credits from Music Activity requirement. See your academic advisor for further information.

Requirement 15: Major - Music Education - Performance Area
Major - Music Education - Performance Area: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Piano: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS150A
At least 8 credits from MUS350A
Stringed Instruments: 18 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS150C, MUS152A, MUS152B, MUS152C, MUS152D, MUS153A, MUS153B, MUS153C, MUS153D, MUS153E, MUS154A, MUS154B, MUS154C, MUS154D, MUS154E, MUS155
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142
At least 8 credits from MUS350C, MUS352A, MUS352B, MUS352C, MUS352D, MUS353C, MUS353D, MUS354C, MUS354D, MUS354E, MUS355
Voice: 18 credits
At least 6 credits from MUS351
At least 4 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS248, MUS249
At least 8 credits from MUS151
Jazz: 20 credits
At least 2 credits from MUS231, MUS302
At least 8 credits from MUS150J, MUS152J, MUS153J, MUS154J, MUS155J
At least 8 credits from MUS350J, MUS352J, MUS353J, MUS354J, MUS355J
At least 2 credits from MUS230, MUS301

Requirement 16: Major - Music Education - Introduction to Music
Major - Music Education - Introduction to Music: 2 courses from MUS112, MUS131, MUS150J, MUS151J, MUS152J, MUS153J, MUS154J, MUS155J, MUS210, MUS230, MUS231, MUS301, MUS302, MUS303, MUS304, MUS441, MUS483, MUS484

Requirement 17: Major - Music Education - Literature
Major - Music Education - Literature: 1 course from MUS410, MUS413, MUS414, MUS415, MUS416, MUS417, MUS419, MUS420, MUS421, MUS422, MUS423, MUS424

Requirement 18: Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Core
Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Core: 3 courses from MUS163, MUS171, MUS173

Requirement 19: Major - Music Education - Music Education
Major - Music Education - Music Education: 3 courses from MUS177, MUS277, MUS495

Requirement 20: Major - Music Education - Ensemble Conducting I
Major - Music Education - Ensemble Conducting I: 1 course from MUS335

Requirement 21: Major - Music Education - Education
Major - Music Education - Education: 4 courses from TE150, TE250, TE302, TE496

Requirement 22: Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Voice
Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Voice: 1 course from MUS143, MUS145

Requirement 23: Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Brass
Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Brass: 1 course from MUS165, MUS166

Requirement 24: Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Elective
Major - Music Education - Class Instruction - Elective: 3 courses from MUS144, MUS160, MUS162, MUS164, MUS165, MUS166, MUS172, MUS174, MUS241, MUS242

Requirement 25: Major - Music Education - Ensemble Conducting II
Major - Music Education - Ensemble Conducting II: 1 course from MUS336A, MUS336B

Requirement 26: Major - Music Education - Teaching Music
Major - Music Education - Teaching Music: 1 course from MUS455, MUS456, MUS468

Requirement 27: Major - Music Education - Teaching Music II
Major - Music Education - Teaching Music II: 1 course from MUS467, MUS469

Requirement 28: Major - Music Education - Elective
Major - Music Education - Elective: 2 courses from MUS336A, MUS336B, MUS340, MUS341, MUS438, MUS455, MUS456, MUS461, MUS465, MUS467, MUS468, MUS469

Requirement 29: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 80 credits from Music courses.

Requirement 30: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 31: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 32
150 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.