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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, the following GPA requirements exist:

Overall GPA

Full admission: 2.5 is required in all college work attempted, including transfer and K-State credits.

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 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: (4)

Total credit hours required for graduation, depending on emphasis: (141–145)