Music Education

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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program, and the music discipline, this degree program focuses on preparing students for careers in Music Education leading to certification by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (K-12).

All candidates for Missouri State Teacher Certification must be formally admitted into the Missouri Baptist University Teacher Education program in the Education Division. No student will be allowed to student teach unless he or she has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education program prior to applying to student teach.

The Bachelor of Music Education degree is restricted to students seeking teacher certification in vocal and/or instrumental music at the K-12 level. Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing all sections of C-BASE, the professional teaching portfolio, and the Praxis exam in Music: Content Knowledge.
The student must take one of the following performance concentrations:

  • Studio Teacher
  • Early Childhood Music Educator
  • School Music Educator

All music degrees require the student to have a primary performance concentration that leads to a Senior Recital and a secondary performance concentration. The Bachelor of Music Education degree requires coursework from the Education Division to complete certification as mandated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and a performance concentration in instrument, piano, or voice.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to have seven (for Music Education) or eight (for all other music majors) semesters of completed (passed) recital attendance.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to present a senior recital. Those seeking bachelor’s degrees in Music, Music Ministry, Musical Theatre, Music with Elective Studies in Business and Music Education are required to present a 30-minute recital, which has been preceded by two semesters of upper division credit in their major performance area. Majors in the Bachelor of Music in Performance are required to present a 30-minute junior recital and a 50-minute senior recital in their major performance area. Two of four upper division lesson credits must precede the junior recital with the remaining two before the senior recital.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to participate in a large ensemble. The ensemble may be choral, instrumental or both, depending on the degree sought. Students must earn eight semester hours of large ensemble credit for all music majors, except Bachelor of Music Education majors, who must earn seven semester hours (the eighth semester is excused from ensemble participation because of their professional education/student teaching semester). Music minors must earn four semester hours of large ensemble credit. Only one credit per semester in each area (vocal and/or instrumental) may be applied to this total.

Piano Concentration
Vocal/Choral Certification Only (32 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAV** Voice 6
MUED 342 Choral Techniques 2
MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUHL 452 Choral Literature 2
MUTH 302 Choral Arranging 2
MUTH 412 Orchestraion 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Instrumental Certification Only (30 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAI 101 Instrument Lesson (Elective/Secondary) 4
MUAI 131 Class Brass 1
MUAI 141 Class Percussion 1
MUAI 151 Class Strings 1
MUAI 161 Class Woodwinds 1
MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 2
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Vocal/Choral and Instrumental Certification (47 Hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAI 101 Instrument Lesson (Elective/Secondary) 4
MUAV** Voice 4
MUAI 131 Class Brass 1
MUAI 141 Class Percussion 1
MUAI 151 Class Strings 1
MUAI 161 Class Woodwinds 1
MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials 2
MUED 342 Choral Techniques 2
MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUHL 452 Choral Literature 2
MUTH 302 Choral Arranging 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 7
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Voice Concentration
Vocal/Choral Certification (30 Hours)
MUAP 111 voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (voice) 0
MUAP*** Piano 6
MUED 342 Choral Techniques 2
MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUHL 452 Choral Literature 2
MUTH 302 Choral Arranging 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Instrumental Concentration
Instrumental Certification (30 Hours)
MUAP 111 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Instrument) 0
MUAP*** Piano 4
MUAI 131 Class Brass 1
MUAI 141 Class Percussion 1
MUAI 151 Class Strings 1
MUAI 161 Class Woodwinds 1
MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 2
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Instrumental and Voice Concentration
Vocal/Choral and Instrumental Certification (47 Hours)
MUAP 111 voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (voice) 0
MUAI 101 Instrument Lesson (Elective/Secondary) 4
OR
MUAP 111 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Instrument Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 3
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (instrument) 0
MUAV** Voice 4

MAUP*** Piano 4
MUAI 131 Class Brass 1
MUAI 141 Class Percussion 1
MUAI 151 Class Strings 1
MUAI 161 Class Woodwinds 1
MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials 2
MUED 342 Choral Techniques 2
MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUHL 452 Choral Literature 2
MUTH 302 Choral Arranging 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 7
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 7
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2

Total hours for Bachelor of Music Education – Music Education Major: 57-74

*One performance area must be voice and the other an instrument.
**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.
***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.
****The student may take courses listed as Small Ensemble to complete this requirement.

MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music

MUTH 101 Introduction to Music Technology

MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I

MUTH 113 Theory I

MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II

MUTH 123 Theory II

MUTH 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III

MUTH 213 Theory III

MUTH 221 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV

MUTH 223 Theory IV

MUHL 313 Music History I

MUHL 323 Music History II

MUHL 332 Music History III

MUED 202 Basic Conducting

MURA 110 Recital Attendance

MURA 310 Recital Attendance

MUAV 111 Private Voice Lesson

MUAV 311 Private Voice Lesson

MUAS 110 Studio Class

MUAS 310 Studio Class

MURP 480 Senior Recital

MUAP 131 Class Piano I

MUAP 141 Class Piano II

MUAP 251 Class Piano III

MUAP 261 Class Piano IV

MUED 342 Choral Techniques

MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy

MUHL 452 Choral Literature

MUTH 302 Choral Arranging

MUTH 412 Orchestration

MUCL 111 Chorale

MUCL 311 Chorale

MUCL 131 MBU Choral Society

MUCL 331 MBU Choral Society

MUCS 121 Spirit Wing

MUCS 131 Allusion

MUCS 171 Chamber Singers

MUCS 181 Chamber Vocal Ensemble

MUCS 321 Spirit Wing

MUSC 331 Allusion

MUSC 371 Chamber Singers

MUCS 381 Chamber Vocal Ensemble

MUIS 111 MBU Ringers

MUIS 131 MBU Jazz Band

MUIS 151 Chamber Ensemble

MUIS 311 MBU Ringers

MUIS 331 MBU Jazz Band

MUIS 351 Chamber Ensemble

MUAI 111 Private Instrument Lesson - Lower Division

MUAI 311 Private Instrument Lesson - Upper Division

MUAI 131 Class Brass

MUAI 141 Class Percussion

MUAI 151 Class Strings

MUAI 161 Class Woodwinds

MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials

MUIL 151 MBU Concert Band

MUIL 351 MBU Concert Band

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