The Bachelor of Music Education degree provides comprehensive music and professional training aimed toward teaching K-12 music in public or private schools. Music education study encourages the formation of school music teachers who will be agents of change, employing effective instructional strategies while imparting a broad scope of musical practice and cultural distinctiveness. This degree program meets the requirements for an Initial Special (K-12) license in the State of Illinois. Minor program changes may occur due to state requirements. Reciprocal licensure is possible in many states.

Music Theory & Composition (MUTC)12
Music Theory 1-3
MUTC 151Music Theory I3
MUTC 171Music Theory II3
MUTC 241Music Theory III2
Aural Skills 1-4
MUTC 152Aural Skills I1
MUTC 172Aural Skills II1
MUTC 252Aural Skills III1
MUTC 272Aural Skills IV1
Context Studies (MUCS)16
MUCS 262Baroque and Classical Music Eras4
MUCS 263Nineteenth-Century Music2
MUCS 274World Music4
MUCS 361Twentieth-Century Music4
Choose a MUCS Elective: MUCS 261, 355, 356, 494 2
Methods Studies (MUMS)21
MUMS 115Introduction to Music Studies2
MUMS 248
MUMS 346
Basic Conducting
and Conducting Lab
Choose a conducting/lab combination:3
Choral Conducting
and Conducting Lab
Instrumental Conducting
and Conducting Lab
Techniques Courses - Select Option A or B:7
A. Instrumental & Keyboard Primary Instruments Emphasis
Vocal Techniques
Select 6 credits from the following:
English & Italian Diction
French & German Diction
MUMS 341 - Instrumental Techniques (sections 1 - 6)
B. Vocal Primary Instrument Emphasis
Select 7 credits from the following:
English & Italian Diction
French & German Diction
MUMS 341 - Instrumental Techniques (sections 1 - 6)
Elementary School Music/Practicum
MUMS 473
Elementary School Music
and Elementary School Music Practicum
Choose a 3 hour practicum:
MUMS 471
Choral Methods
and Choral Methods Practicum
or MUMS 472
Instrumental Methods
and Instrumental Methods Practicum
Music Electives3
Select 3 credits in MUCS, MUMS, or MUTC
Professional Education (EDUC)27
EDUC 135School & Society2
EDUC 136
Teaching Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse Students
and Cross-cultural Tutoring
EDUC 225
Learning and Development: The Psychological and Developmental Contexts of Education
and Teacher Aiding Practicum
EDUC 497Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDUC 305
Learning Differences
and Learning Differences Practicum
EDUC 494Senior Seminar2
EDUC 496Student Teaching9
Individual Performance (MUIP)14
Select 14 credits from MUIP 201 - MUIP 422 in Primary Instrument (2 credits may be met by piano or voice lessons to meet proficiency) 1
Ensemble Performance (MUEP)3
Select 3 credits ( MUEP 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218) in Large Ensemble (Every semester, except student teaching semester, up to eight semesters)
Recital and Concert Attendance (MUEP)
MUEP 219Recital & Concert Attendance (Every semester, except student teaching semester, up to eight semesters)0
Additional Requirements
MUIP 492Half Senior Recital0
Proficiency in piano and voice (credit may be earned in MUIP) - See Conservatory Handbook
Admission to WheTEP (Wheaton Teacher Education Program ) 2
Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
Illinois Content Area Exam
Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching Exam
Total Credits Required for Major96
Total Credits Required for Degree 3124

 Select courses tab and go to  Individual Performance Studies (MUIP) for course listings.


 WheTep program


In order to meet all degree requirements, hours needed may exceed 124 hours.