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 - 16 hours Fall, 16 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 1 MUS 2xxxr Applied Instrument 1
MUS 1710 Musicianship I 2 MUS 1720 Musicianship II 2
MUS 1750 Aural Skills I 2 MUS 1760 Aural Skills II 2
MUS 1730 Musicianship Lab I 1 MUS 1740 Musicianship Lab II 1
ENGL 1010 Rhetoric & Composition I 3 ENGL 1020 Rhetoric & Composition II 3
MATH 1010 Mathematics in our Modern World 3 FAH: Literature Approved Course 3
 FAH: Historical Understanding (Approved Course)       3 PSY 1010 Intro to Psychology 3
  • Spring Semester: Pass Piano Proficiency Examination, Phase I

 

Sophomore - 17 hours Fall, 16 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 1 MUS 2xxxr Applied Instruction 1
MUS 2710 Musicianship III 2 MUS 2720 Musicianship IV 2
MUS 2750 Aural Skills III 2 MUS 2760 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2730 Musicianship Lab III 1 MUS 2740 Musicianship Lab IV 1
FAH:VPA Visual/Perform:Approved Course 3 MUS 20xxr Small Ensemble 0
Lab Science Approved Course 4 Beh/SS Approved Behavior/Soc Sci 3
Statistics Approved Course 3 EDUC 2010 Education in the U.S. 3
  ECHD 2420 Adolescent Development 3
  • Spring Semester: Apply for admission to Teacher Education Program.

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

Junior - 15 hours in Fall, 16 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 20xxr Small Ensemble 0 MUS 0031/0050 Concert Band/Orchestra 1
MUS 0030/0050 Marching Band/Orchestra see note 1 1 MUS 3xxxr Instrument Instruction 1
MUS 3xxxr Instrument Instruction 1 MUS 2250 Percussion Methods see note 2 2
MUS 3030 Basic Conducting 2 MUS 3280 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 2210/2230 String/Woodwind 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 3230 Classroom Music Methods see note 4 3 EDUC 4000 Survey: Exceptional Learners 3
MUS 3250 Band/Orchestra Organization 3 MUS 3360 Choral Methods* 2
      MUS 00xxr Choral Ensemble see note 5 0

 

Senior - 14 hours in Fall, 12 hours in Spring
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 0030/0050 Marching Band or Orchestra see note 1 1
MUS 3xxxr Instrument Instruction 1
MUS 4920 Senior Recital 0
MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3
FAH: TVB Thoughts, Values, Beliefs 3
NLS Natural Science without Lab 3
EDUC 4330 Instruction & Evaluation in the Secondary Classroom see note 6 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, according to their applied instrument area.

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 this course.