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Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education degree program provides students the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes of an effective music educator. The course instruction allows students to obtain the knowledge of traditional and current methodologies and standards in music education, with the ability to adapt to new innovative and effective teaching strategies.

Program Outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Music Education program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University are music educators who are lead successful programs in public and private schools throughout the state and region.

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Program: MUSIC EDUCATION
Major/Minor: Music Education
Degree: Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
Dept: Music
School: Arts and Sciences

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 semester hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

Major: Core plus Option A, B, or C (53-54 Semester Hours)*

Core Courses (24 hours)

Music Theory and Literature
MUS 1101 Music Theory and Literature I: Aural Lab
MUS 1203 Music Theory and Literature I: Introduction to Music Study
MUS 1231 Music Theory and Literature II: Aural Lab
MUS 1243 Music Theory and Literature II: Elementary Writing and Analysis
MUS 2201 Music Theory and Literature III: Aural Lab
MUS 2213 Music Theory and Literature III: Intermediate Writing and Analysis
MUS 2231 Music Theory and Literature IV: Aural Lab
MUS 2243 Music Theory and Literature IV: Advanced Writing and Analysis

History of Music
MUS 3012 History of Western Music I: Medieval and Renaissance
MUS 3022 History of Western Music II: Baroque and Classical
MUS 3032 History of Western Music III: Romantic and Contemporary

Music Education
MUS 1302 Intro to Music Education

A. Instrumental (29 Semester Hours)
MUS 3471 Principles of Conducting
MUS 3481 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 3332 Marching Band Techniques
MUS 3182 Wind Band Literature

Applied Music
Four hours Piano (MUS 2341, 2441, 2541, 2641)
Seven hours Primary Instrument (2510, 4510) (minimum three hours upper level)
MUS 2401 Elementary Brass Class
MUS 2411 Elementary Woodwinds Methods
MUS 2431 Elementary Percussion Methods
MUS 2421 Elementary String Methods
MUS 2361 Child/Adolescent Voice Development
Seven semesters of major ensemble for a minimum of 7 hours of credit *

B. Vocal (30 Semester Hours)
MUS 3471 Principles of Conducting
MUS 3491 Choral Conducting
MUS 2471 Lyric Diction I
MUS 2481 Lyric Diction II
MUS 3192 Choral Literature
MUS 3362 Vocal Pedagogy

Applied Music
Six hours of Piano (MUS 2341, 2441, 2541, 2641, 3441, 3441, 3541); seven hours of Voice (VCE 2510, 4510); (minimum of three hours upper level) and two (2) hours of secondary instruments.
Seven semesters of major ensemble for a minimum of 7 hours of credit *

C. Piano/Vocal (29 Semester Hours)
MUS 3471 Principles of Conducting
MUS 3491 Choral Conducting
MUS 2471 Lyric Diction I
MUS 2481 Lyric Diction II
MUS 3362 Vocal Pedagogy

Applied Music
Seven hours of Piano (MUS 2510, 4510) (minimum three hours upper level); Seven hours Secondary Voice (MUS 1510, 3510) (minimum 3 hours upper level); Two hours of secondary instruments.
Seven semesters of major ensemble for a minimum of 7 hours of credit *

Required Program Support Courses:
ORIE 1002 College Success (for Music majors)

Recital Attendance:
MUS 1400 – Recital Attendance
(must be completed seven times successfully)

Bachelor of Music Education majors are required to participate in a major ensemble every semester except for the student teaching semester. Students must enroll in a small ensemble at least one semester.

Major ensembles include the following: Southeastern Chorale, University Singers (if placed by audition), Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Concert Band (if placed by audition), Small ensemble include, but are not limited to:
CAT 5 Jazz Ensemble
Opera Theatre
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Jazz Band

*Must also complete Professional Education (36 semester hours)

Students majoring in Music Education must take MUS 4303 (Elem Music Methods), and either MUS 4313 (Instrumental Methods), or MUS 4323 (Choral Methods) to meet Methods and Materials requirements of professional education