Music Education

Professor Jeffrey Magee
2040 Music Building, 1114 West Nevada, Urbana
PH: (217) 333-2620
http://www.music.illinois.edu

For the Degree of Bachelor of Music Education

A minimum of 130 hours of credit is required for graduation. This curriculum prepares its graduates for teaching music in grades kindergarten through twelve. For teacher education requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education. Students complete a concentration in instrumental (band or strings), choral, or elementary-general music education. For more detailed information, see the music education advising Website at http://go.illinois.edu/muebme

In order to be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain a UIUC cumulative grade-point average of 2.5, content area (music courses) gpa of 2.75, and professional education course gpa of 3.0 (A=4.0). Candidates should consult the music education handbook, their advisor, or the Council on Teacher Education for a listing of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

Illinois state law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for teacher education programs pass the Illinois Certification Test System Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), or submit a composite ACT+Writing score of 22, or a composite SAT (mathematics and critical reading) score of 1030. before admission. All music education students must earn a grade of C or better in all music courses required for certification.

All students are required to enroll in at least one approved performance ensemble each semester in residence, except the semester when they student teach, and must demonstrate keyboard competency through a proficiency exam or by enrolling in MUS 172 and/or MUS 173.

General Education

Composition I4
Advanced Composition - fulfilled by MUS 2443
Humanities and the Arts - fulfilled by MUS 313 and MUS 3146
Cultural Studies - Non-Western/US Minority Cultural Studies fulfilled by MUS 1336
Natural Science and Technology6
Social and Behavioral Science3
PSYC 100Intro Psych (meets SBS) 14
Quantitative Reasoning I and II (MUS 434 meets Quant II)6
Foreign Language0-12
Total Hours38-50
1

PSYC 100 is prerequisite to EPSY 201, required in all teacher education programs.

Additional hours as needed to total 130

Music Core Coursework

Applied Major (Lessons) 112
Ensembles 26
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 107Aural Skills I2
MUS 108Aural Skills II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 202Music Theory and Practice IV2
MUS 207Aural Skills III2
MUS 208Aural Skills IV1
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 133Introduction to World Music3
MUS 313The History of Music I3
MUS 314The History of Music II3
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 32
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II 32
Total Hours48
1

Enrollment in the applied major is normally expected during the first six semesters, 2 semester hours each. 

2

 All music education majors are required to participate in an approved ensemble every semester in residence. 

3

 All students must demonstrate keyboard competency by examination when they matriculate or by enrolling in MUS 172 and/or MUS 173. 

Professional Education Core Cousework

MUS 090Seminar in Music Education0
MUS 240Orientation Mus Tchg Lrng K-HS1
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
MUS 244Social Foundations of Music Ed3
MUS 434Assessment/Eval in Music Ed3
MUS 439Differentiating Music Instruction3
CI 473Disciplinary Literacy2
EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
or EPSY 202 Exploring Cultural Diversity
or EPSY 236 Child Dev in Education
EDPR 438Educational Practice in Special Fields 14
EDPR 442Educational Practice in Secondary Education 14
Total Hours25
1

 Student teaching coursework may be taken for 4 -8 credits. Eight hours of student teaching apply toward graduation. Enrolling for at least 12 credits is needed to retain full-time status.  You must register for both EDPR 438 and EDPR 442 during the semester of your student teaching.  If public school certification is not desired, the student selects alternative courses totaling 13 semester hours in consultation with the music education advisor, seven semester hours of which must be from the student's applied major, music theory, or music history. 

Music Education Core Coursework

Technique Courses (see each concentration area)8
MUS 243Introductory Music Ed Tech2
MUS 342Music in Childhood3
MUS 343Music in Adolescence3
MUS 350Music Teaching in Ens Settings5

Concentration in Choral Music Education 

Technique Courses Requirements: 8 credit minimum to be selected with advsior, from the lists below.
MUS 140String Instrument Class2
MUS 145Supp WW Inst: Clar non-WW Maj2
MUS 146Supp WW Inst: Flute.5
MUS 147Supp WW Inst: Oboe.5
MUS 148Supp WW Inst: Saxophone.5
MUS 149Supp WW Inst: Bassoon.5
MUS 151Supp Brass Inst: Trumpet.5
MUS 153Supp Brass Inst: Horn.5
MUS 154Supp Brass Inst: Trombone.5
MUS 155Supp Brass Inst: Euph/Tuba.5
MUS 158Supp Percussion Instruments2
Minimum 4 credits worth of courses from the below:
MUS 174Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj III2
MUS 175Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj IV2
MUS 180Piano (Secondary Piano Lessons) 10 to 4
MUS 181Voice (Secondary Voice Lesson) 20 to 4
MUS 252Ethnomusicology Perf Ensembles1
Specialized Choral Music Education Coursework
MUS 121Italian Diction1
or MUS 122 German Diction
or MUS 123 French Diction
MUS 330Advanced Choral Conducting I2
MUS 346Choral Methods for Secondary Ensembles2
MUS 348Choral Literature1
Total Hours21
1

Choral students must have at least 4 credits of secondary piano. 

2

Piano students must have at least 4 credits of secondary voice. 

Concentration in General Music Education

Technique Courses Requirements: 8 credit minimum to be selected with advisor, from the lists below.
MUS 140String Instrument Class2
MUS 145Supp WW Inst: Clar non-WW Maj2
MUS 146Supp WW Inst: Flute.5
MUS 147Supp WW Inst: Oboe.5
MUS 148Supp WW Inst: Saxophone.5
MUS 149Supp WW Inst: Bassoon.5
MUS 151Supp Brass Inst: Trumpet.5
MUS 153Supp Brass Inst: Horn.5
MUS 154Supp Brass Inst: Trombone.5
MUS 155Supp Brass Inst: Euph/Tuba.5
MUS 158Supp Percussion Instruments2
Minimum 5 credits worth of courses from the below:
MUS 121Italian Diction1
or MUS 122 German Diction
or MUS 123 French Diction
MUS 174Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj III2
MUS 175Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj IV2
MUS 180Piano (Secondary Piano Lessons)0 to 4
MUS 181Voice (Secondary Voice Lessons)0 to 4
MUS 252Ethnomusicology Perf Ensembles1
Specialized General Music Education Coursework
MUS 433Music Interdisciplinary Curriculum2 or 4
MUS 437Popular Music Pedagogy2 or 4
MUS 449Music in Early Childhood2
Total Hours18-22

Concentration in Instrumental Music Education

Technique Courses Requirements: 8 credit minimum to be selected with advisor.8
MUS 140String Instrument Class2
MUS 145Supp WW Inst: Clar non-WW Maj2
MUS 146Supp WW Inst: Flute0.5
MUS 147Supp WW Inst: Oboe0.5
MUS 148Supp WW Inst: Saxophone0.5
MUS 149Supp WW Inst: Bassoon0.5
MUS 151Supp Brass Inst: Trumpet0.5
MUS 153Supp Brass Inst: Horn0.5
MUS 154Supp Brass Inst: Trombone0.5
MUS 155Supp Brass Inst: Euph/Tuba0.5
MUS 158Supp Percussion Instruments2
Specialized Instrumental Music Education Coursework
MUS 332Advanced Wind Band Conducting and Rehearsal Strategies3
MUS 333Cond/Teach Strings-Grp Setting3
MUS 344Wind Band Methods for Secondary Ensembles2
Total Hours26

Music Education Electives

Select credits to reach 130 from the following, if not taken to satisfy a requirement in one of the above sections:
MUS 174Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj III2
MUS 175Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj IV2
MUS 252Ethnomusicology Perf Ensembles1
MUS 330Advanced Choral Conducting I2
MUS 331Advanced Choral Conducting II2
MUS 332Advanced Wind Band Conducting and Rehearsal Strategies3
MUS 333Cond/Teach Strings-Grp Setting3
MUS 336Service Learning in Music Education3
MUS 344Wind Band Methods for Secondary Ensembles2
MUS 346Choral Methods for Secondary Ensembles2
MUS 348Choral Literature1
MUS 433Music Interdisciplinary Curriculum2 or 4
MUS 435Jazz Pedagogy I2
MUS 437Popular Music Pedagogy2 or 4
MUS 440Marching Band Procedures2
MUS 444Healthy Music Practices2
MUS 446Songwriting2
MUS 447Advanced Music Ed Technology2 or 4
MUS 449Music in Early Childhood2