Department of Music Handbook

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR PLAN
FOR THE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION
DEGREE
P-12 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
KENTUCKY CERTIFICATION
EVEN FALL ENTRY

(Effective Fall 2002)
(Updated July 2009)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  In regard to the B.M.E. curriculum, please note that some courses are offered only on a two-year rotation basis.  Careful academic planning from the very first semester is of the utmost importance.  The following four-year plan is a suggested design for an instrumental student entering during an even fall year.  Depending upon the number of hours scheduled each semester, it is quite possible for Music Education majors to take more than a four-year period to complete the B.M.E. degree program.

* Taking the four-semester Class Piano sequence will meet the Piano Proficiency requirement.  If the student is able to otherwise pass the proficiency, Class Piano is not required.

FRESHMAN:  FALL SEMESTER (even)
Course # Course Name Hours

Course Date

EDU131 Current Issues in Education 2    
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    
MUS111 Basic Musicianship I (with a Music Theory Assessment score of 60 or better; otherwise must take MUS 110) 4    
MUS155 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS214 Percussion Insts. Class 1    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 7    
TOTAL   18    

 

FRESHMAN:  SPRING SEMESTER (odd)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    
MUS112 Basic Musicianship II 4    
MUS156 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS200 Score Study & Styles 3    
MUS213 Brass Insts. Class 1    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 6    
TOTAL   18    

 

SOPHOMORE:  FALL SEMESTER (odd)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU233 Student Development, Behavior, and Learning 3    
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    
MUS157 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS211 Basic Musicianship III 4    
MUS216 Stringed Insts. Class 1    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 6    
TOTAL   18    

 

SOPHOMORE:  SPRING SEMESTER (even)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    

MUS128

Instrumental Literature 2    
MUS158 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS212 Basic Musicianship IV 4    
MUS215 Woodwind Insts. Class 1    
MUS314 Found./Prin. of Music Ed. 2    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 7    
TOTAL   18    

 

JUNIOR:  FALL SEMESTER (even)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU307 Educating Exceptional Children 2    
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    
MUS319 Comp. Mus. & Class. Tech. 3    
MUS320 Adv. Inst. Methods 2    
MUS335 Fundamentals of Conducting 2    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS412 Arranging & Orchestration 3    
MUS425 Music History to 1750 3    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 0    
TOTAL   18    

 

JUNIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER (odd)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU 337 Teaching in the Secondary School 3    
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    

MUS337

Adv. Inst. Conducting 2    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS426 Music History Since 1750 3    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 7    
TOTAL   18    

 

SENIOR:  FALL SEMESTER (odd)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS105 Symphonic/Pep Band 1    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS301 Voc. Ped. for Instru. 1    
MUS318 Inst. Mu. Meth. & Mat. 3    
  Senior Recital 0    
  MENC 0    
  Written Field Test 0    
  General Education 11    
TOTAL   18    

 

SENIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER (even)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU423 Secondary Classroom Management 2    
EDU473 Supervised Student Teaching in the Elementary School 6    
EDU474 Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School 6    
TOTAL   14    

Also see:  Bachelor of Music Education Program.

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