BMus with Cert. in Instrumental Music

Bachelor of Music Education (instrumental emphasis) 

The requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education degree are designed to prepare students to teach music in the Missouri public schools. In addition to meeting state certification requirements in vocal or instrumental music, students may elect to pursue an additional endorsement in the area not represented in initial certification. Satisfactory completion of the BME degree will also prepare students for success in public performance and graduate study. 

The Bachelor of Music Education student (1) must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the content area; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the professional education sequence; (2) must pass the MoGEA examination or have qualifying ACT score, the state qualifying exam in content area, the state performance assessment, and the piano proficiency examination.  Further information is posted on the Education catalog page.

General Education Requirements: 37-39 hours 

Additional Degree Requirements:  6 hours

Music Major Requirements: 57-65 Hours

Music Academic Core Requirements (29 hours) 
MU117 Aural Skills I (1) 
MU120 Music Theory I (3) 
MU118 Aural Skills II (1) 
MU220 Music Theory II (3) 
MU217 Aural Skills III (1) 
MU221 Music Theory III (3) 
MU219 Aural Skills IV (1) 
MU320 Music Theory IV (2) 
MU321 Music History I (3)
MU322 Music History II (3)
MU335 Instrumentation (2)
MU423 American Music (2) (Capstone)
MU465 Form and Analysis (2) (Capstone)
MU471 Composition I (2)

Principal Applied (14 Hours)
Applied Lessons (13)
MU010 Recital Attendance (0) – corequisite of Applied Lessons
MU492   Senior Recital (1) (Capstone) 

Secondary Applied (4 Hours)
MU131   Piano (1) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1)
MU132   Piano (1) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1)
MLG100 Applied Guitar (1-2) OR MLP100 Applied Piano (1-2) 

Techniques and Pedagogy (10 hours)
MU122    String Techniques (1)
MU124    Percussion Techniques (1)
MU127    Trumpet Class (1)
MU128    Clarinet Class (1) 
MU214    Basic Conducting (2)
MU223    Woodwind Techniques (1)
MU225    Brass Techniques (1)
MU317    Advanced Conducting—Instrumental (2)

Ensemble (0-8 hours)
Major Ensemble (0-8 hours)
Must be enrolled and successfully participate in a major ensemble each semester of full-time attendance

Professional Education Requirements: 32 Hours
ED101   Introduction to Teaching (2)
ED102   Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)
ED105   Field Experience II (0)
ED369MU   Elementary School Music Methods (3)
ED370MU   The Teaching of Music in High School (3)
ED376 Methods and Materials for Teaching Music Classes (3)
ED462   Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone; 1 of 4 required) (8)        
ED471   Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
PY210    Educational Psychology (3)
PY223    Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342    Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343   Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1) (take concurrently with PY342)

Electives to complete minimum of 120 hours

Vocal/Choral Endorsement (for additional preparation to teach vocal/choral music)

In addition to the course work required for the instrumental emphasis:
MLV100/300 Applied Voice (4) – May include MU235 Diction for Singers I (1), MU236 Diction for Singers II (1), MU237 Diction for Singers III (1)

Choral Ensemble (0-2) Minimum of two semesters
MU314    Advanced Choral Conducting (2)
MU316    Choral Techniques (2)
MU324    Choral Literature (2)
MU337    Choral Arranging (2)


Last updated: 08/07/2023