Undergraduate Division

Bachelor of Music Education Degrees

Bachelor of Music Education, Choral Teaching

This BME emphasis prepares students for the State of Indiana certification Fine Arts: Vocal and General Music (P-12). Graduates are trained to work with general music classes and choral ensembles in public schools with specialization in secondary choral teaching.

Admission Requirements

See "Admission Requirements" in the Undergraduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major Ensemble

X70 University Choral Ensembles (2 cr.) each fall and spring semester, except during the student teaching semester. At least one semester of Singing Hoosiers and one semester of a traditional choral ensemble are required.

Performance Study

Minimum of 2 credit hours each semester, except during student teaching, until senior recital is passed. Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, senior recital. I300 Studio Masterclass (0 cr.) and/or I301 Departmental Masterclass (0 cr.) may be required in connection with performance study (varies by studio).

Secondary Piano and Keyboard Proficiency

Students whose primary applied area is guitar, harp, historical performance, organ, or piano must complete the keyboard proficiency as required by their respective departments. All other students must take an examination for placement in P111 Piano Class 1, Music Majors (2 cr.), P121 Piano Class 2, 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: V100 Voice Elective/Secondary (2-2-2 cr.).

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.)
  • E218 Cultural Diversity in Music Pedagogy (3 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.)
  • F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.)
  • F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.)
  • G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.)
  • G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.)
  • V120 Lyric English Diction (1 cr.)
  • 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 EDUC K207 Practical Aspects of Disability Law for Music Teachers (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, E218, E232, EDUC M342, and EDUC M343.

Those courses marked with an asterisk have admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) of the School of Education as a prerequisite. Prerequisites for admission to the TEP are marked with a (^) and should be completed by the fourth semester of coursework. For more information about admission to the Teacher Education Program please contact the Music Education Department. To apply to TEP, please visit https://education.indiana.edu/admissions/apply/undergraduate/.

General Education

See "General Education Requirements" under Curricula for Bachelor's Degrees in Music in this bulletin.

To Complete Degree

Music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding I400 and major ensemble.

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