Department of Music Handbook

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR PLAN
FOR THE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION
DEGREE
P-12 VOCAL MUSIC
KENTUCKY CERTIFICATION
ODD 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 a vocal student entering during an odd fall year.  Even with this suggested plan, including 18 hours each semester, 3 hours of General Education courses must be taken during summer sessions in order to graduate in four years.  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 (odd)
Course # Course Name Hours

Course Date

EDU131 Current Issues in Education 2    
MUS102 Concert Choir 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    
MUS217 Class Guitar 1    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 7    
TOTAL   18    

 

FRESHMAN:  SPRING SEMESTER (even)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS112 Basic Musicianship II 4    
MUS127 Choral Literature 2    
MUS156 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS200 Score Study & Styles 3    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 5    
TOTAL   18    

 

SOPHOMORE:  FALL SEMESTER (even)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU233 Student Development, Behavior, and Learning 3    
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS157 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS211 Basic Musicianship III 4    
MUS302 Voc. Pedagogy 2    
MUS335 Fund. of Conducting 2    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 3    
TOTAL   18    

 

SOPHOMORE:  SPRING SEMESTER (odd)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS158 Class Piano* 1    
MUS162 Applied Music 2    
MUS212 Basic Musicianship IV 4    
MUS314 Found./Prin. of Music Ed. 2    
MUS316 Elem. Mus. Meth. & Mat. 3    
MUS336 Adv. Choral Conducting 2    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 3    
TOTAL   18    

 

JUNIOR:  FALL SEMESTER (odd)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU307 Educating Exceptional Children 2    
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS259 Accompanying Lab 1    
MUS317 Sec. Voc. Meth. & Mat. 3    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS425 Music History to 1750 3    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 6    
TOTAL   18    

 

JUNIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER (even)

Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
EDU 337 Teaching in the Secondary School 3    
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS303 General Diction 2    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS426 Music History Since 1750 3    
  MENC 0    
  General Education 7    
TOTAL   18    

 

SENIOR:  FALL SEMESTER (even)
Course # Course Name Hours Course Date
MUS102 Concert Choir 1    
MUS319 Comp. Mus. & Class. Tech. 3    
MUS362 Applied Music 2    
MUS412 Arranging & Orchestration 3    
  Senior Recital 0    
  MENC 0    
  Written Field Test 0    
  General Education 9    
TOTAL   18    

 

SENIOR:  SPRING SEMESTER (odd)
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    

To complete the B.M.E. in four years, an Odd Fall entry will necessitate taking 3 hours of General Education courses, in addition to those listed above, during summer sessions.

Also see:  Bachelor of Music Education Program.

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