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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 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:

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

Basic requirements

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • OR

  • Credits: 2
  • Any Department of English literature course or Department of Modern Languages literature course - Credits: 3

    Fine arts elective (fulfilled by courses in the major) 

    Any additional social science course that addresses cultures outside the Western tradition (excludes those dealing primarily with the Greek, Roman, Western European, or North American experiences) Credits: 3

    • General Science Course - Credits: 3
    • MATH 100 - College Algebra (or higher level math course or grade of C or better on Algebra CLEP test) Credits: 3
    • STAT 325 - Introduction to Statistics (or higher level statistics course) Credits: 3
    • FSHS 110 - Introduction to Human Development Credits: 3     

Total credit hours required for graduation, depending on emphasis: (132)