Department of Music and Theatre

Music Education, B.M.

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 and 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 and Learning (3)
  • EDMS 131 - Professional Education (3)
  • EDSP 200 - Sp Ed: Identification and 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.