The Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares you to teach in the public schools. As a Music Education major, you will take core music classes, lessons on your chosen instrument or voice, and complete the requirements for an exit senior recital (at Level 6) or senior project (at Level 5). In addition, you will take a number of music methods and education courses and will begin observing in the public school classroom your first semester. After various requirements are met, usually by your junior year, you will be accepted into the Teacher Education Program and will be allowed to continue in music education. Student teaching is done spring semester of the senior year. Upon certification, you will be qualified to teach vocal and instrumental music, Pre K-Adult. Certification in West Virginia automatically qualifies you for certification in 35 other states.

Music Auditions

Ensembles

Required Courses:

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
Music Content - 32 credits required
_____MUSC 1011Musicianship I
_____MUSC 1512Musicianship II
_____MUSC 2012Musicianship III
_____MUSC 2512Musicianship IV
_____MUSC 1352Theory I
_____MUSC 2352Theory II
_____MUSC 3353Theory III and Formal Structures
_____MUSC 3302Arranging and Scoring
_____MUSC 1121Terms/Listening
_____MUSC 1851Jazz, World and Electronic Music
_____MUSC 2851Music History I
_____MUSC 3852Music History II
_____MUSC 4852Music History III
_____MUSC 3552Conducting I
_____MUSC 3652Conducting II
_____MUAP 4900Exit Recital/Project
Music Education - 17 credits shared in both Music Content and Professional Education
_____MUED 1321Diction I*
_____MUED 1301Voice Class* (instrumental emphasis only)
ORMUED 1331Diction II* (voice emphasis only)
_____MUED 1541Piano Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 2401Vocal Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 2501String Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 2701Percussion Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 2711Brass Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 2721Woodwind Tech & Ped*
_____MUED 3103General Music Methods
_____MUED 3111Lab in General Classroom Methods
_____MUED 3253Choral and Instrumental Methods
_____MUED 3211Lab in Choral Methods
_____MUED 3311Lab in Instrumental Methods
* Meet 2 days per week
Professional Education - 31 credits required
_____EDUC 1903Introduction to Comp & Tech Appl. for Teachers*
_____EDUC 2203Foundation of Education Multi-Cultural
_____EDUC 2603Psychological Foundation & Development Early Childhood-Adolescence*
_____SPED 2003Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education
_____SPED 3403Creating Inclusive Classrooms
_____READ 3003Reading in Secondary Schools
_____EDUC 500.0212Student Teaching
_____EDUC 500.021Seminar in Teaching
  • 7 successful enrollments in MUAP-050 Convocation (0 credit hours) to graduate
  • Ensemble participation
    • Main ensemble each semester for 7 semesters (.5 credit hours each) = 3.5 credits
    • Vocal emphasis – MUAP 240
    • Instrumental emphasis – MUAP 230
    • Guitar emphasis – MUAP 222
  • Ensemble participation
    • Marching Band = .5 credits – MUAP 235 (Fall offering only)
  • Ensemble participation
    • Secondary ensemble in outside area for 2 consecutive semester (.5 credit each) = 1 credit
    • Vocal emphasis – MUAP 230
    • Instrumental emphasis – MUAP 204
  • Must achieve professional status
  • Must achieve a Level 5 in Applied Lesson jusy to give an exit project or a Level 6 to give an exit solo recital
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