BA in Music Education

Department: Music and Education

Degree Requirements For All Majors In Department

  • Earn minimum of 123 Graduation Credits
  • Pass Department Comprehensive Exam (only required of Music Education Majors)
  • Meet minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or 2.5 for Music Education
  • Fulfill all General Education Requirements:
    • First Year Experience, 1 credit
    • Cultural Perspectives Requirements, 30 credits
    • Physical Education Skills, 2 credits
    • Lab Science, 4 credits
    • Math requirement, 3 credits
    • Social Science requirement, 3 credits

This department requires specific General Education Requirements course choices:

Lab Science Requirement
MU251Acoustics of Music3

General Music Performance Requirements

Music Performance Core Requirements

Choose: All     Credits: 15     Minimum: C-

MU 230World Music3
MU261Music Theory I3
MU262Music Theory II3
MU281Music History Analysis I3
MU282Music History Analysis II3

Ear Training

Choose: All     Credits: 4     Minimum: C-

MU105Ear Training I2
MU106Ear Training II2

Applied Music

Choose: All     Credits: 8     Minimum: C-

MU201Applied Music2
MU202Applied Music2
MU401Applied Music2
MU402Applied Music2


Choose: All     Credits: 4     Minimum: C-

MU203Ensemble (May be repeated for credit.).5
MU203Choral Union (May be repeated for credit.).5

Piano Proficiency

Choose: All     Credits: C-     Minimum: 2

MU141Applied piano for all Freshman music majors1
MU142Applied piano for all Freshman music majors1

Music Education (BA) Requirements

Music Education Degree Requirements

  • Fulfill all General Degree Requirements
  • Fulfill all General Education Requirements with exceptions noted below
  • Fulfill all General Music Performance Requirements
  • Choral Union, 4 credits
  • Comprehensive Exam required

General Education Required Selections

General Education Physical Education Activities, 2 credits
PE222First Aid/CPR.5
General Education Social Science for Educators, Minimum grade C
PS240Lifespan Development3
Education Cognate, Minimum grade C
CO210Introduction to Applied Linguistics3

Music Education History, Theory and Ear Training

Choose: All     Credits: 19     Minimum: C-

MU205Ear Training III2
MU206Ear Training IV2
MU361Music Theory III3
MU362Music Theory IV3
MU381Form and Analysis I3
MU382Form and Analysis II3

Music Education Applied Music

Choose: All     Credits: 16     Minimum: C-

MU141/142Applied Music1
MU201/202Applied Music2
MU401/402Applied Music2

Education Core Requirements

Credits: 9.5     Minimum: C-

ED210Philosophy and Social Foundations of Education3
ED310Educational Psychology3
ED499Student Teaching Seminar.5
SN311Human Exceptionalities3

Music Education Core Requirements

Credits: 28     Minimum: C-

MU213Percussion Methods1
MU214Brass Methods1
MU216Woodwind Methods1
MU221String Methods1
MU141/142, 201/202Applied Recording Tech 13
MU321Curriculum and Methods of Music (Grades 5-12)3
MU371Curriculum and Methods of Music (Pre K-9)3
MU499Practicum in Music Education6
MU499Practicum in Music Education6