Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Degree Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Music in music education program may choose to emphasize instrumental or vocal instruction.  Entrance levels and graduation requirements vary for the two curricula outlined below.  

Music Education Vocal Emphasis Requirements

Music Requirements*53-59
INST 201-402 Applied Music (minimum 7 hours at or above INST 401) 19
PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital 0
MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
MUS 329 Choral Conducting 2
PIAN 101 Complete piano proficiency benchmarks 1-8 (voice concentration only) (0-6)
MUS- Ensembles (with or without credits - 7 semesters) 0
MUS 353  Lyric Theater 1
MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
MUS 219-220 Foreign Language Diction 2
MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
MUS 356 Vocal Pedagogy (voice concentration only) (2)
MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328 Theory and Musicanship 16
Required Professional Education Courses*40
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 217 Education & American Culture 4
EDUC 235 Educating Exceptional Learners 4
MED 210 Field Experience in Music Education 2
MED 211 Workshop: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development 0
MED 227-242 String, Brass, Percussion, Woodwind Techniques 8
MED 351 Elementary School Methods 2
MED 352 Secondary School Methods 2
MED 405 Student Teaching 12
MED 419 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36

* See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions. Supporting requirements vary depending on whether the major instrument concentration is voice or keyboard.

‡ See College Catalog for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.

Music Education Instrumental Emphasis Requirements

Music Requirements*53-59
INST 201-402 Applied Music (minimum 7 hours at or above INST 401) 19
MED 200 Vocal Methods 1
PERF 485 Senior Capstone: Senior Recital 0
MUS 229 Basic Conducting 2
MUS 329 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS- Ensembles (with or without credits - 7 semesters)
PIAN 101 Complete piano proficiency benchmarks 1-8  (0-6)
MUS 223 Jazz Workshop 1
MHS 230-380 Music History and Literature I-III 9
MUS 219-220 Foreign Language Diction 2
MUS 250 Music in Christian Perspective 2
MTH 220, 221, 227, 228, 325, 326, 327, 328 Theory and Musicanship 16
Required Professional Education Courses*40
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 217 Education & American Culture 4
EDUC 235 Educating Exceptional Learners 4
MED 210 Field Experience in Music Education 2
MED 211 Workshop: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development 0
MED 227-242 String, Brass, Percussion, Woodwind Techniques 8
MED 351 Elementary School Methods 2
MED 352 Secondary School Methods 2
MED 405 Student Teaching 12
MED 419 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)36

* See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions. Supporting requirements vary depending on whether the major instrument concentration is voice or keyboard.

‡ See College Catalog for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree.

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