Bachelor of Special Music Education

Program Requirements 

Course Title Hours
Music Requirements
Applied Music 1
Primary Medium14
Secondary Medium2
General Music
MUSC 127
MUSC 129
Theory I
and Aural Skills I
MUSC 128
MUSC 130
Theory II
and Aural Skills II
MUSC 227
MUSC 229
Theory III
and Aural Skills III
MUSC 228
Theory IV
and Aural Skills IV: Music Education
MUSC 523Form And Analysis2
MUSC 641Orchestration2
History and Literature of Music
MUSC 113Music in Context 43
MUSC 334History of Music I 43
MUSC 335History of Music II3
MUSP 307Instrumental Conducting2
or MUSP 308 Choral Conducting
MUSP 651Advanced Conducting and Score Reading2
or MUSP 691 Advanced Choral Conducting
Ensembles - three of the seven semesters of ensemble must be 400 level 2, 37
Recital Attendance
MUSP 105Recital Attendance (two semesters)0
Senior Recital
MUSP 400Senior Recital0
Music Education Requirements
MUSE 171Orientation to Music Education1
MUSE 271Introduction to Music Education2
Core I
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development 43
MUSE 311Introduction to Diversity Field Experience1
MUSE 611Music for Special Education2
MUSE 617Literacy Strategies for Content Areas: Music2
Core II
MUSE 303Elementary and General Music Methods2
MUSE 305Pre Student Teaching1
MUSE 309Special Music Education Methods2
MUSE 323Fundamentals of Vocal Music for Secondary Schools2
or MUSE 324 Fundamentals of Instrumental Music for Secondary Schools
Core III
MUSE 405Teaching Internship Seminar1
MUSE 453Teaching Internship: Special and Elementary Music Education3
MUSE 469Teaching Internship Secondary Music3
CAS 501Teacher Licensure Capstone (Must be taken with MUSE 453 or MUSE 469)0
Additional Requirements
Select 4 credit hours (See check sheet for specific required courses)4
String Rehearsal Methods
Wind and Percussion Rehearsal Methods
Survey of Choral Techniques and Literature
Music Electives as Advised2
Electives must be upper division MUSE
Form And Analysis
Vocal Majors (select 2 credit hours)
Voice Pedagogy
Voice Pedagogy II
Italian Diction
English Diction
German Diction
Keyboard Majors
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Teaching Materials
Instrumental Majors
Marching Band Techniques
String Pedagogy: Violin and Viola
Total Credit Hours87

Students must be enrolled in applied music during the semester of their senior recital.


See degree check sheets for specified ensembles, including requirements for transfer students.


Ensembles are counted by semester. 


Counted as general education.

Note: All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.

Applied Learning

Students in the Bachelors of Special Music Education program are required to complete an applied learning experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by giving a senior recital ( MUSP 400) and student teaching ( MUSE 405, MUSE 453 and MUSE 469).