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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music, Music Education-Instrumental Grades K-12 Concentration, BM

Total Hours Required for Degree:  132

The Music, Music Education-Instrumental Grades K-12 Concentration, BM program leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree.

Teacher Education Requirements

Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Teacher Education Requirements

EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC 300/400 level courses.

Teacher Education Requirements

The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K-6 (#5622), Grades 5-9 (#5623), or Grades 7-12 (#5624) exam and Praxis Music: Content Knowledge exam (#5113) must be passed prior to enrolling in MUED 470.

Teacher Education Requirements

Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 16 hours

Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and MUED 470 requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade K-12 classroom completing residency hours.

Senior Spring - 11 hours

Note:  MUED 472 requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade K-12 classroom completing residency hours.


  • For MUAI, students may choose from the following:  baritone, bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, french horn, harp, oboe, percussion, string bass, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, or violin.
  • For Major Ensemble Electives, students must enroll in MUSC 380, MUSC 390, MUSC 396, or MUSC 487 for six terms. Only one credit of major ensemble electives may be applied to degree requirements each semester. If major instrument is stringed, then the student must take MUSC 396 for six semesters. If major instrument is woodwind, brass, or percussion, then the student must take MUSC 390 for three fall semesters and MUSC 380 or MUSC 487 for three spring semesters.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and (MATH 113 or MATH 170), as well as in all EDUC, MUAI, MUED, MUSC, PIAN, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes

  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.