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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2010

Music Education - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MU ED)

PROFESSOR SUE HAUG, Director, School of Music

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree is a professional program that helps prepare students for teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Students are expected to meet all requirements for Entrance to Teacher Certification Program in Music, must pass the piano proficiency, complete all music courses and SPLED 400 prior to student teaching. Graduates of this program are prepared to receive the Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate for teaching music K-12. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

The goal of the Penn State Music Teacher Education Program is to prepare exemplary music teachers for K-12 music programs. Such individuals can provide outstanding personal and musical models for children and youth and have a firm foundation in pedagogy on which to build music teaching skills. Penn State B.M.E. graduates exhibit excellence in music teaching as personal and musical models as well as emerging pedagogues.

For the B.M.E., a minimum of 135 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR. 18 of these credits are required for Entrance to Teacher Certification. See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 102 credits[1]
(This includes 12 credits of General Education - 6 credits of GS, 3 credits of GA, and 3 credits of GN)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (49 credits)
MUSIC 040S(1), MUSIC 121(1), MUSIC 122(1), MUSIC 131(2), MUSIC 132(2), MUSIC 162 IL(2), INART 258 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MUSIC 112(.5), MUSIC 151(1), MUSIC 152(1), MUSIC 153(1), MUSIC 154(1), MUSIC 216(.5), MUSIC 221(1), MUSIC 222(1), MUSIC 231(2), MUSIC 261 IL(3), MUSIC 262 IL(3), MUSIC 266(1), MUSIC 295A(1), MUSIC 331(2), MUSIC 366(1) (Sem: 3-4)
INART 050 GN(3), MUSIC 332(2), MUSIC 340(2), MUSIC 341(2), MUSIC 345(2), MUSIC 395A(1), MUSIC 395B(1), SPLED 400(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 101(1) (Sem: 7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (44 credits)
Select 7 credits of ensembles as follows: MUSIC 076(1), MUSIC 077 GA(1), MUSIC 078 GA(1), MUSIC 080 GA(1), MUSIC 081 GA(1), MUSIC 082 GA(1), MUSIC 084 GA(1), MUSIC 086 GA(1), MUSIC 087 GA(1), MUSIC 089 GA(1), MUSIC 090 GA(1), MUSIC 091 GA(1), MUSIC 092 GA(1), MUSIC 093 GA;US;IL(1), MUSIC 094 GA(1), MUSIC 103 GA(1), MUSIC 104 GA(1), MUSIC 190 GA(1), MUSIC 191 GA (1), MUSIC 192 GA(1), MUSIC 193(1), MUSIC 194(1) (Sem: 1-7)
Select 14 credits in applied music through Primary Level VII (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6 credits from HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 239 GS(3) or PSYCH 100 GS(3) and PSYCH 212 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 2 credits from MUSIC 181(2), MUSIC 267(2) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from MUSIC 441W(3), MUSIC 442W(3), MUSIC 443W(3), MUSIC 444W(3), MUSIC 445W(3), MUSIC 446W(3) (Sem: 7)
Select 12 credits from MUSIC 495A, MUSIC 495B, MUSIC 495C, as follows:
- 5 or 7 credits of MUSIC 495A (Sem: 8)
- 5 or 7 credits of MUSIC 495B or MUSIC 495C (Sem: 8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits for the Individualized Emphasis, an individualized cluster of courses approved in advance by the Music Education Faculty, from an approved department list. (Sem: 2-7)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 34-05-001

Review Date: 2/28/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

Director name last updated: 01/13/06

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