Music Education, B.S.

Students are admitted to the degree program based upon their musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department. The program meets the State of Ohio licensure requirements for teaching ages 3-21 years.

Core Curriculum Requirements:

64 credit hours, including

Fine Arts requirement:

  • Included within the major.

Social Sciences:

  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification and Issues (3)
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development and Learning (3)

Major Requirements:

90 credit hours, as follows:

Music Courses, 46 credit hours:

  • MUSC 200 - Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 201 - Sightsinging and Dictation I (1)
  • MUSC 202 - Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 203 - Sightsinging and Dictation II (1)
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 221 - Music Meth for Early and Middle (3)
  • MUSC 300 - Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Sightsinging and Dictation III (1)
  • MUSC 302 - Theory IV (3)
  • MUSC 303 - Sightsinging and Dictation IV (1)
  • MUSC 304 - Producing Electronic Music I (3)
  • MUSC 320 - Methods for Adol and Yng Adults I (3)
  • MUSC 321 - Methods for Adol and Yng Adult II (3)
  • MUSC 350 - Functional Piano (2)
  • MUSC 351 - String Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 352 - Woodwind Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 353 - Brass Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 354 - Percussion Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 401 - Orchestration Arranging (3)
  • MUSC 420 - Conducting I (1)

1 credit hour from a choice of either:

  • MUSC 151 - Class Voice
  • MUSC 152 - Class Guitar
  • MUSC 268 - Guitar Ensemble

Applied Music, 7 credit hours:

  • MUSC 278-299

Large Ensemble, 7 credit hours (semesters):

  • MUSC 259-261 and/or an instrumental ensemble MUSC 265 or MUSC 270

Small Ensemble, 1 credit hour:

  • MUSC 263 - Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
  • MUSC 264
  • MUSC 267 - Percussion Ensemble
  • MUSC 268 - Guitar Ensemble
  • MUSC 269 - Chamber Music Ensemble
  • MUSC 271 - Jazz Ensemble
  • MUSC 273
  • MUSC 277 - Piano Ensemble
  • MUSC 340 - Music Production Workshop

Education Courses, 19 credit hours:

  • EDFD 110 - Human Development and Learning (3)
  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification and Issues (3)
  • EDMS 131 - Professional Education (3)
  • EDRE 471 - Content Area Literacy (3)
  • EDMS 350 - Technology and Topics for Educat (3)
  • EDSP 380 - Classroom Management (3)
  • EDMS 411 - Clinical Experiences (1)

Student Teaching/Seminar, 9 credit hours for certification:

  • EDMS 471 - Student Teaching: Multi-Age (9)

Additional Requirements:

  • Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester.
  • Pass seven jury exams.
  • Pass a piano proficiency examination before graduation.
  • Present a recital or write a thesis in major area of concentration during the senior year.
  • Recital attendance (minimum of 40 recitals).
  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the music and education courses.