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.

Major Requirements (95 hours):

Music Courses (38 hours):

  • MUSC 200 - Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 201 - Aural Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 202 - Music Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 203 - Aural Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 208 - Keyboard Skills I (1)
  • MUSC 209 - Keyboard Skills II (1)
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 300 - Music Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Aural Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 302 - Music Theory IV (3)
  • MUSC 303 - Aural Skills IV (1)
  • MUSC 304 - Producing Electronic Music I (3)
  • MUSC 308 - Keyboard Skills III (1)
  • MUSC 309 - Keyboard Skills IV (1)
  • MUSC 312 - Conducting I (3)
  • MUSC 313 - Conducting II (3)
  • MUSC 401 - Orchestration & Arranging (3)
  • MUSC 450 - Senior Recital (0)

Music Education Courses (14 hours):

  • MUSC 151, 152, or 268 - Class Voice (1), Class Guitar (1), or Guitar Ensemble (1)
  • MUSC 221 - Elementary Methods (3)
  • MUSC 320 - Choral Methods (3)
  • MUSC 321 - Instrumental Methods (3)
  • MUSC 351 - String Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 352 - Woodwind Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 353 - Brass Techniques (1)
  • MUSC 354 - Percussion Techniques (1)

Applied Music/Private Lessons (7 hours):

  • MUSC 278-299

Large Ensemble (7 hours) from:

  • MUSC 260 - Concert Choir
  • MUSC 265 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • MUSC 270 - Chamber Orchestra

Small Ensemble (1 hour) from:

  • MUSC 263 - Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
  • MUSC 266 - Chamber Winds
  • MUSC 267 - Percussion Ensemble
  • MUSC 269 - Chamber Music Ensemble
  • MUSC 271 - Jazz Orchestra
  • MUSC 340 - Opera Workshop

Education Courses (28 hours):

  • EDFD 110 - Human Development & Learning (3)
  • EDMS 131 - Professional Education (3)
  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification & Issues (3)
  • EDMS 350 - Technology and Topics for Educat (3)
  • EDSP 380 - Classroom Management (3)
  • EDMS 411 - Clinical Experiences (1)
  • EDRE 471 - Content Area Literacy (3)
  • EDMS 471 - Student Teaching: Multi-Age (9)

Additional Requirements:

  • Enroll in MUSC 199 - Recital Attendance for 7 semesters (7 recitals or other approved events per semester for a minimum total of 49).
  • Pass applied music exam at the end of each semester of private lessons.
  • Perform in a department recital each semester of private lessons.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative average in music and education courses.