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    Kansas State University
  Nov 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education (B.M.E.)

The program of study leading to this degree is a nine-semester curriculum designed to prepare music teachers for grades pre K–12. With careful planning and enrollment during summer session(s) all requirements may be completed in four years. Within this curriculum there are two emphases–vocal/choral music, and instrumental music.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

For the College of Education licensure:

For admission to the teacher education program and licensure in the state of Kansas, please visit the College of Education website.

Applied lessons each semester except the professional semester


A half recital or an extended “jury” recital is required before graduation.  Divisional recommendation determines the methods of satisfying this requirement. 

Piano proficiency requirements must be met one semester before scheduling student teaching.

Additional music requirements for instrumental emphasis

Instrumental majors (Winds and percussion only) are required to participate in marching band for at least two semesters (preferably during the freshman and sophomore years.

Additional requirements for vocal/choral emphasis

If voice is the major performance area

  • Keyboard Credits: 2
  • MUSIC 513 - Beginning Band and Jazz Techniques Credits: 1
  • Woodwind Techniques
  • Brass Techniques
  • Ensemble

Total credit hours required for graduation, depending on emphasis: (141–142)