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Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education
(B.M. - Instrumental Music Education)

This information represents a typical plan for completion of a music degree. Your actual course may vary. Courses in yellow highlight are sequential music courses offered only in the indicated semester. These must be taken in the sequence indicated.

Freshmen - 14 hours Fall, 17 hours Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 1000r Seminar 0 MUS 1000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra see note 1 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra see note 1 1
MUS 2xxxr Applied Instrument 2 MUS 2xxxr Applied Instrument 2
MUS 1030 Ear Training I 1 MUS 1040 Ear Training II 1
MUS 1070 Theory I 3 MUS 1080 Theory II 3
MUS 1310 Piano Class 1 MUS 1320 Piano Class 1
ENGL 1010 Rhetoric & Composition I 3 ENGL 1020 Rhetoric & Composition II 3
MATH 1010 Mathematics in our Modern World 3 MUS 1110 Intro to Music 3
  PSY 1010 Intro to Psychology 3
  • Spring Semester: Pass Piano Proficiency Examination, Phase I.
  • Summer Term: Behavioral/Social Science Course (3 hours)

Sophomore - 16 hours Fall, 17 Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 2000r Seminar 0 MUS 2000r Seminar 0
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra see note 1 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra see note 1 1
MUS 2xxxr Applied Instruction 2 MUS 2xxxr Applied Instruction 2
MUS 2030 Ear Training III 1 MUS 2040 Ear Training IV 1
MUS 2070 Theory III 3 MUS 2080 Theory IV 3
MUS 1410 Piano Class 1 MUS 1420 Piano Class 1
MUS 2230 Woodwind Methods see note 2 2 MUS 2250 Percussion Methods see note 2 2
EDUC 2010 Education in the US 3 MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3
Statistics Approved Course 3 MUS 2010 Small Ensemble 1
  ECHD 2420 Adolescent Development 3
  • Fall Semester: Apply for admission to Teacher Education Program.
  • Spring Semester: Audition for admission to 3000-level applied study on semester jury.
    Pass Sophomore Theory Proficiency Exam in MUS 2080.
    Pass Piano Proficiency Exam (PPE), Phase II.
  • Summer Term: Lab Science (4 hours) & Humanities (3 hours)
Junior - 15 hours in Fall, 17 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 3000r Seminar 0 MUS 3000r Seminar 0
MUS 20xx Small Ensemble 1 MUS 20xx Small Ensemble 1
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra see note 1 1 MUS 0031 or 0050 Concert Band or Orchestra see note 1 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instruction 2 MUS 3xxxr Applied Instruction 2
MUS 3030 Basic Conducting 2 MUS 3280 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 2210 String Methods see note 2 2 MUS 2240 Brass Methods see note 2 2
MUS 3150 Music History I 3 MUS 3160 Music History II 3
MUS 3210 Elem. Music Methods see note 4 3 EDUC 4000 Survey of Exceptional Learners 3
MUS 3270 Ensemble Pedagogy I 1 MUS 3370 Ensemble Pedagogy II 1
  • Summer Term: NS Non-lab Science course (3 hours) and approved Literature (3 hours)

Senior - 16 hours per term
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 4000r Seminar 0 EDUC 4440r Student Teaching 12
MUS 0030 or 0050 Marching Band or Orchestra see note 1 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instruction 2
MUS 3360 Choral Methods 2
MUS 0020 or 0022 Chattanooga or Chamber Singers see note 5 1
MUS 3170 Survey of Jazz see note 3 3
MUS 3250 Band/Orchestra Organization 3
MUS 4320 Secondary Music Methods see note 6 3
MUS 4920 Senior Recital 0
EDUC 4330 Instruction & Evaluation in the Secondary Classroom see note 7 3
  • Fall Semester: Apply for Student Teaching by Sept. 1;
    pass PRAXIS II examinations!

Notes

1 Marching Band and Concert Band are the required ensembles for wind and percussion majors. String majors enroll in Orchestra.

2 Students must take 6 hours from MUS 2210, 2230, 2240, 2250. They must pass an Instrumental Methods Proficiency Exam for their major instrument family, or take the corresponding course as a deficiency.

3 Recommended

4 Prerequisite: Pass Piano Proficiency Exam, Phases I and II

5 Co-requisite for MUS 3360.

6 You must be in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in order to register for these courses.

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