Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E)

Bachelor of Music Education

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 96

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. Students apply for admission during their second year. See the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Music Theory, Methods, and History43
Marching Band1
Performance and Applied Study7
Concert Attendance See requirement0
Ensemble Requirements7
Writing Requirement for Music Education3
Education Department Requirements26
Total Hours96


Complete 4 credits in the following courses (must be taken for 2 credits in each of the first two years):4
Techs: String Inst in Class I
Techs: String Inst in Class II
Techniques: Upper Brass
Techniques: Lower Brass
Complete all of the following courses:
MUSE 123Techniques: Voice1
MUSE 272Techniqus: Flute & Single Reed1
MUSE 273Techniques: Double Reed1
MUSE 126Techs: Percussn Instruments I1
MUSE 127Techs: Percussn Instruments II1
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music Theory, Methods, and History

Complete all of the following courses:
Music Theory:
MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
Keyboard Skills:
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I (MUSI 332 should be taken by keyboard principals)1
or MUSI 332 Advanced Functional Piano
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II (MUSI 435 should be taken by keyboard principals)1
or MUSI 435 Piano Methods & Materials I
MUSI 235Keyboard Skills III1
MUSI 236Keyboard Skills IV1
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment (must be completed prior to moving on to upper-division courses)0
Aural Perception:
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
Methods and Literature:
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
MUSE 333Gen Music Methods & Materls I2
MUSE 334Gen Music Methods & Materls II2
MUSI 440Orchestration2
MUSE 497Methods: Choral & Literature2
MUSE 425Technology and Materials2
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
Music History:
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II (This course satisfies the Intermediate Writing Requirement)3
Total Hours43

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Marching Band

Note: String, Voice, and Keyboard principals required to take only 1 credit of MUSI 155A. Wind/percussion principals must take 2. 

Complete the following course:
MUSI 155AMarching: Grizzly Marchng Band1-2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Performance and Applied Study

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 102APerformance Study (Taken for 1 credit each in the Spring of the third year and Fall of the fourth year)2
MUSI 195Applied Study I (1 credit each semester in the first year of study)2
MUSI 295Applied Study II (1 credit each semester in the second year of study)2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (Taken in Fall of third year)1
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Concert Attendance

Note: All students majoring in Music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register for the following course:

Complete the following course:
MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ensemble Requirements

Lower-Division Ensemble Requirement

Note: All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.) One credit must be taken each semester for two credits each year. 

Complete 4 credits in one of the following courses:4
Orchestra: UMSO
Opera Theatre I
Band: UM Concert Band
Chamber Ensembles I
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Ensemble Requirement

Note: These are to be taken for 1 credit each semester for a total of two credits during the the third year and for 1 credit during the Fall semester of the 4th year.

Complete 3 credits in the following courses:3
Orchestras II: UM
Choir III
Opera Theatre II
Band III: UM Concert Band
Chmbr Ens III: UM (guitar principals only)
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Writing Requirement for Music Education

Advanced Writing Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Education Department Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program to take Education courses. See the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. EDU 494 is taken for 1 credit and EDU 495 is taken for 14 credits. These two education classes are taken the last semester of study.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 202Early Field Experience1
EDU 221Ed Psych & Measuremnt3
EDU 345Excptnlty & Clsrm Mgmt3
EDU 395Clinical Experience1
EDU 407EEthics & Policy Issues3
EDU 494Seminar:Refl Pract & App Rsrch (take the last semester of study)1
EDU 495Student Teaching (take the last semester of study)14
Total Hours26

Minimum Required Grade: C-