Oct 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Program (BME)


Music Department information  

Program advisor:  K. Salvador

The Bachelor of Music Education (BME), is designed to meet the needs of future K-12 music teachers.  Completion of the program requirements and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification leads to certification to teach music in K-12 schools in Michigan.

Professional coursework requirements are to be completed sequentially, in three phases, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course. The BME, as a K-12 certification, has requirements that differ from secondary programs in other disciplines.  In unusual circumstances, courses may be taken out of sequence with the consent of the Music Department.

Prerequisites.

Admission to the Department of Music, please see http://www.umflint.edu/music for audition information.

Discipline-Specific Requirements.

  1. Music theory and aural harmony (18 credits)
    MUS 141 , MUS 142 , MUS 143 , MUS 144 , MUS 241 , MUS 242 , MUS 243 .
  2. Music history and literature (12 credits).
    MUS 261 , MUS 262 MUS 361 ; MUS 365  or MUS 369 .
  3. Performance (33-34 credits).
    1. Applied Music (16 credits).
      MUS 151 , MUS 152 , MUS 251 , MUS 252 , MUS 351 , MUS 352 MUS 451 , MUS 452 .
      Concurrent attendance in performance class is required.
    2. Performance ensembles (7 credits).
      Students enrolled in Applied Music must enroll concurrently in the large ensemble in his/her applied performance area:  MUS 201 /MUS 401  (Wind Symphony),  MUS 210 /MUS 410  (Chorale), or MUS 203 /MUS 403  (Orchestra). Participation in other ensembles (Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, etc.) is encouraged.
    3. Secondary instruments (6-7 credits). 
      From MUS 117 , MUS 121 , MUS 124 , MUS 125 , MUS 126 , MUS 127 , MUS 128 .  Instrumental majors elect 7 credits; vocal majors elect 6 credits, including MUS 117 .
    4. Conducting (4 credits). 
      MUS 371 , MUS 372 .
    5. Students must pass the departmental Piano Proficiency Exam. Keyboard classes (MUS 129 -MUS 132 ) is strongly recommended.
  4. Additional requirements.
    MUS 170 MUS 226 ; MUS 383  for instrumentalists;  MUS 232  or MUS 366  for vocalists.

Professional Requirements.

  1. Phase I:  Foundations.
    1. ENG 112  or EHS 120 .
    2. PSY 100  (3cr.), with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
    3. SEC 200 , MUS 380  (6 cr.), with minimum grades of C (2.0).
    4. Additional requirements.
      1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including MUS 251 , with a minimum GPA 2.75 overall and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework.
      2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
      3. Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
      4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II.
  2. Phase II:  Pre-professional block
    1. MUS 381  or SEC 346 ; SEC 320 , SEC 445  (9 cr.); with minimum grades of C (2.0).
    2. Additional requirements.
      1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
      2. Music Department requirements.
        1. Completion of MUS 252 ; minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework.
        2. Pass on Piano Proficiency Exam.
        3. Completion of Music Theory/Aural Harmony sequence.
      3. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
      4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III.
  3. Phase III:  Professional block. 
    1. Remaining of MUS 381  or SEC 346  (3 cr.), with minimum grade of C (2.0).
    2. SEC 469  (4 cr.), EDE 469  (5 cr.).
    3. SEC 499  (3 cr.) with minimum grade of C (2.0).
  4. Requirements for certification recommendation.
    1. Completion of all BME coursework requirements, including General Education requirements , with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Music coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.75 overall.
    2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
    3. Completion of the MTTC Music Education subject area test.
    4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
    5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits