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
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development and Learning

Major Requirements:

90 credit hours, as follows

46 hours in music courses from:

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

1 hour from a choice of either:

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

7 hours of applied music from Private Lessons in:

  • MUSC 278-299

7 hours (semesters) of participation in a large ensemble:

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

1 hour of small ensemble from:

  • 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

19 hours of education courses required from:

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

9 hours of student teaching and seminar for certification from:

  • EDMS 471 - Student Teaching: Multi-Age

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.