Secondary Education Music Major
Bachelor of Music Education

Completion of the music courses as well as the professional education sequence lead to secondary certification, which enables the holder to teach music at the K-12 level.

Students majoring in secondary education music must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater with no grade below a “B-” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minors and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Liberal Studies 30-40

Required Courses in Major 43
Music Core Courses 31
Performance Lessons 7
Ensembles 5
See large and small ensemble requirements. 
Choral or instrumental. Each course is worth one half credit per semester. 
Large Ensembles 3.5
Elective Ensembles 1.5
Large Ensembles 2.5
Small Ensembles 1.0
Elective Ensemble 1.5

Area of Specialization (Choose either Choral or Instrumental) 
Choral 20
     MU 230L Low Brass Class (1 cr.)
     MU 260L Lower Strings Class (1 cr.)
Music Electives 2
Instrumental 22
Music Electives 2.5

Professional Education 29

The major does not require a minor.

*Additional Degree Requirement: Majors must attend weekly departmental events held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and attend a specified number of concerts each semester. All attendance is administered through mandatory enrollment in MU 001, a zero credit course. Details are found in the Student Music Major Handbook.