Bachelor of Music in Music Education

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Our comprehensive undergraduate program will provide you practical experience in the performance skills of teaching, including numerous clinical opportunities in our innovative Teaching Laboratory and in area public schools. Successful completion of the BMME program includes certification of teacher licensure, enabling students to teach in Oregon, throughout the United States, and globally.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Core courses for traditional music major degree programs (listed above)41
MUS 327Analysis: [Topic] (one term)3
Music Education Core
MUE 126Orientation to Music Education1
PSY 202Mind and Society4
MUE 326Foundations of Music Education3
MUE 406Field Studies: [Topic] (Practicum Public Schools)15
MUE 407Seminar: [Topic] (Student Teaching)1
MUE 412Elementary Music Methods3
MUE 429Music in Special Education3
MUE 430Music Classroom Management3
MUS 439Scoring for Voices and Instruments3
MUE 486Teaching Laboratory II1
MUE 432Music in School and Society3
MUE 438Curricular Strategies in Music Education3
Ensemble, ten terms 119
Performance Studies 218
Band Specialty
MUE 387Teaching Laboratory I1
MUE 388Teaching Laboratory I1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Saxophone Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Flute, Clarinet)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High Brass)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Low Brass)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Oboe, Bassoon)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Percussion)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Strings)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Voice)1
MUE 407Seminar: [Topic] (Band Materials)3
MUE 411Band Methods3
MUE 455Marching Band Methods3
MUS 486Instrumental Conducting3
Choral Specialty
MUS 155–156Introduction to Lyric Diction4
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High Brass OR Low Brass Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Flute/Clarinet Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Percussion Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High String Tech OR Low String Tech)1
MUE 386–388Teaching Laboratory I3
MUE 413Secondary Choral Methods3
MUE 442Teaching Singing in the Classroom3
MUS 484Choral Conducting and Literature3
MUP 163Functional Piano6
Elementary Specialty
MUE 386–388Teaching Laboratory I3
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Flute, Clarinet)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Percussion Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High Brass Tech OR Low Brass Tech)1
MUE 413Secondary Choral Methods3
MUE 420Contemporary Methods3
MUE 428Music for Early Childhood3
MUE 439Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy3
MUE 442Teaching Singing in the Classroom3
MUS 484Choral Conducting and Literature3
or MUS 486 Instrumental Conducting
MUP 163Functional Piano6
Strings Specialty
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High Brass Tech OR Low Brass Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Flute/Clarinet Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (High String Tech)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Low String Tech)1
MUE 387Teaching Laboratory I1
MUE 388Teaching Laboratory I1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Percussion)1
MUE 392Instrumental Techniques: [Topic] (Voice)1
MUE 407Seminar: [Topic] (String Materials)3
MUE 456String Methods3
MUS 486Instrumental Conducting3
Total Credits141-148

 

Minimum grade requirement of B- will now apply to all coursework towards the MUE degree (not just MUE subject codes).  The MUED area and the SOMD Undergraduate Curriculum Committee agreed that the grade of B- should be expanded outward from only MUE courses, to ALL courses a MUED major takes.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and at least two years in residence. Students must achieve a B– or better in all courses with the MUE subject code. Those failing to do so must retake the course before enrolling in student teaching
  • Continued enrollment in the music education program, for which students typically apply at the end of their sophomore year, requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, a grade of B– or better in Foundations of Music Education (MUE 326), a successfully completed audition and application, and faculty approval

Choral Option. Students whose primary performance medium is voice must also pass three terms of Functional Piano (MUP 163). Students whose primary performance medium is a wind, percussion, or stringed instrument must meet the primary and secondary voice and piano performance requirements listed above.

Elementary Option. Students whose primary performance medium is voice must also pass three terms of Functional Piano (MUP 163). Students whose primary performance medium is piano must also pass one term of voice performance studies. Students whose performance medium is a wind, percussion, or stringed instrument must pass one term of voice performance studies.

Instrumental Option (Band and Orchestra). Piano, organ, recorder, harp, guitar, or other nontraditional instruments may not be used to meet the primary studio option requirements. String speciality students are also required to complete one term of studio instruction on a secondary string instrument at MUP 265.

The current music education checklist is available from the music undergraduate office.