The Music Education Specialization of the Bachelor of Music degree leads to P–12 teacher certification and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. The degree is offered by the Division of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the School of Education in the College of Professional Studies and requires 120 semester credit hours. All majors in the Music Education Specialization must successfully complete a dual placement supervised teaching experience (EDU 484) at both the elementary and secondary levels.

A student seeking the Music Education Specialization of the Bachelor of Music degree will have a focus within one particular performance area – Keyboard, Instrumental (brass, woodwind, percussion) or Vocal. Within the keyboard area, the student must choose either the instrumental or vocal track for their ensemble requirements.

Curriculum Ladders for the Bachelor of Music – Music Education Degree

  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Instrumental)

    • The Music Education Specialization with an instrumental major (brass, wind, or percussion principal instrument) requires the successful completion of: General Studies—36 hour option (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); Musical Performance Studies—16 hours (MUA 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461; Major Ensemble (6 hours) chosen from MUP 381, 382, 385; Ensemble Elective (3 hours) chosen from MUP 355, 358, 384, 385, 387, 388, 389); Musicianship Studies—32 hours (MUC 341, 342, 343, 345, 347; MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403); Music Education—12 hours (MUE 203, 331, 332, 348, 437); and Professional Education—24 hours (EDU 202, 302, 304, 310, 484).
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Keyboard, Instrumental Track)

    • The Music Education Specialization with a keyboard major (piano or organ) and an instrumental emphasis requires the successful completion of: General Studies—36 hour option (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); Musical Performance Studies—15 hours (MUA 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461; Major Ensemble (6 hours) chosen from MUP 381, 382, 385; Ensemble Elective (2 hours) chosen from MUP 355, 358, 384, 385, 387, 388, 389, 390); Musicianship Studies—33 hours (MUC 341, 342, 343, 345, 347; MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403, MUC 349); Music Education—12 hours (MUE 203, 331, 332, 348, 437); and Professional Education—24 hours (EDU 202, 302, 304, 310, 484).
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Keyboard, Vocal Track)

    • The Music Education Specialization with a keyboard major (piano or organ) and a vocal emphasis requires the successful completion of: General Studies—36 hour option (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); Musical Performance Studies—16 hours (MUA 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461; MUP 386 (6 hours); Ensemble Elective (3 hours) chosen from MUP 311, 357, 375, 383); Musicianship Studies—33 hours (MUC 341, 342, 343, 345, 347; MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403); Music Education—11 hours (MUE 203, 331, 332, 435); and Professional Education—24 hours (EDU 202, 302, 304, 310, 484).
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Vocal)

    • The Music Education Specialization with a vocal major requires the successful completion of: General Studies—36 hour option (for Music majors, MUS 130 Introduction to Music does not meet the Fine Arts and Letters requirement of the Liberal Studies Core); Musical Performance Studies—17 hours (MUA 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461; MUP 386 (6 hours); Ensemble Elective (4 hours) chosen from MUP 311, 357, 375, 383); Musicianship Studies—32 hours (MUC 341, 342, 343, 345, 347; MUS 103, 112, 113, 114, 115, 212, 213, 214, 215, 321, 322, 352, 403); Music Education—11 hours (MUE 203, 331, 332, 435); and Professional Education—24 hours (EDU 202, 302, 304, 310, 484).

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For additional information, contact:

Dr. Roosevelt Shelton | (502) 597-6415 | roosevelt.shelton@kysu.edu

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