Bachelor of Music Education Degrees

Bachelor of Music Education, General Music Teaching

This B.M.E. emphasis prepares students for State of Indiana K-12 All-Grades certification in Vocal-General Music. Graduates are trained to work with general music classes and choral ensembles in public schools with specialization in general music teaching.

Major Ensemble

X70 University Choral Ensembles (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester, except during the student teaching semester. At least one semester of either Singing Hoosiers or Vocal Jazz Ensemble and one semester of a traditional choral ensemble are required. Only one semester of Vocal Jazz Ensemble will fulfill the Major Ensemble requirement.  Any subsequent enrollment will be counted as an elective.

Performance Study

Minimum of 2 credit hours each semester, except during student teaching, until senior recital is passed. Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-divisional examination, senior recital. I500 Masterclass (0 cr.) may be required in connection with performance study (varies by studio).

Secondary Piano and Keyboard Proficiency

All students must pass a keyboard proficiency examination. Students whose primary instrument is not piano, organ, or harpsichord must take an examination for placement in P111 Piano Class 1, Music Majors (2 cr.); P121 Piano Class 2, Music Majors (2 cr.); P131 Piano Class 3, Music Majors (2 cr.); P141 Piano Class 4, Music Majors (2 cr.); or P100 Piano Elective/Secondary (2 cr.) and continue study each semester until the keyboard proficiency examination is passed.

Other Secondary Performance

Required for students who are not majoring in voice: Voice V100 Voice Elective/Secondary (2-2-2 cr.). Instrumental students must take both secondary piano and secondary voice.

Core Music Courses

27 credit hours

  • Music Fundamentals Online or equivalent
  • T132 Music Skills I (1 cr.)
  • T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.)
  • T152 Music Theory and Literature II (3 cr.)
  • T231 Musical Skills II (1 cr.)
  • T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.)
  • T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.)
  • T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.)
  • T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.)
  • M401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • M402 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • Or equivalent honors courses

A grade of C or higher is required in T132 Musical Skills I, T231 Musical Skills II, T232 Musical Skills III, and T331 Musical Skills IV.

Music Education Courses

55 credit hours

  • E131 Freshman Colloquium in Music Education (2 cr.), concurrent with EDUC M101 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • E232 Inclusive Participatory Music Practices (3 cr.), concurrent with EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • E312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (2 cr.)
  • E491 Senior Seminar in Music Education (2 cr.)
  • E494 Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr.)
  • F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (3 cr.)
  • F302 Classroom Instrument Techniques (2 cr.)
  • F412 The Children’s Chorus (2 cr.)
  • F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.)
  • F415 Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály (2 cr.)
  • G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.)
  • G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.)
  • I201 Master Class in Music Education (0-0-0-0 cr.) required fall and spring semesters of the first two years.
  • I202 Master Class in Music Education for Student Teaching (1 cr.) required during the student teaching semester.
  • EDUC P254 Educational Psychology (3 cr.), concurrent with EDUC M201 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC M342* Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary Music (3 cr.), concurrent with EDUC M301 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.) and an online module offered by the School of Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC M343* Methods and Materials for Teaching Choral Music (3 cr.), concurrent with EDUC M301 Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • EDUC M482* Student Teaching (16 cr.)

A grade of C or higher is required in EDUC P254. A grade of C+ or higher is required in E131, E232, EDUC M342, and EDUC M343.

Those courses marked with an asterisk have admission to the Teacher Education Program of the School of Education, including qualifying scores on the CASA, ACT (24) or SAT (1100), as a prerequisite. For more information about admission to the Teacher Education Program see http://education.indiana.edu/undergraduate/apply/.

General Education

See General Education Common Ground requirements, and COLL P155 Public Oral Communication (3 cr.).

To Complete Degree

Free music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding major ensemble and I400. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all courses.

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