Instrumental Music Education, B.M.Ed.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 127-140

Major Hours: 97-99

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.75

Program Code: B708

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program. All coursework must be letter graded; P/NP may not count toward degree.

Certification: To be fully certified, students must pass Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators, apply for a license, and successfully complete the residency program.

Major Area

XXXX 2020, Primary Instrument 18
MUTE 2000Sophomore Barrier 20
XXXX 4020, Primary Instrument 1,26
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensembles 34
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensembles (3000-4000) 33
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
UGRE 4011Undergraduate Recital 41
Total Credit Hours22

Music Support

Music Theory
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
Musicology and Music Literature
MUSC 1312Music in Culture (Core IV)2
MUSC 2313Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)3
MUSC 2323Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)3
MUSC 3333Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)3
Additional Requirements
MUTE 1311Group Piano I 11
MUTE 1321Group Piano II 11
MUTE 2311Group Piano III 11
MUTE 2321Group Piano IV 11
MUTE 2211Brass Instrument Class1
MUTE 2221Percussion Instrument Class1
Choose 2 hours of the following:2
Woodwind Instrument Class
MUTE 2251Stringed Instrument Class1
MUTE 2242Bme Instrumental Conducting I2
Total Credit Hours38

Education and Music Education

MUED 1732Introduction to Music Education2
MUED 1742Introduction to Teaching Techniques in Music2
MUED 2112Instrumental Music Education Methods I2
MUED 3113Instrumental Music Education Methods II3
EIPT 3473Learning, Development, and Assessment for Teachers 13
EIPT 3483Motivation and Classroom Management for Teachers 13
EDSP 3053Understanding and Accommodating Exceptional Learners3
MUED 3253General Music Methods for Instrumental Majors3
MUED 4113Instrumental Music Education Methods III3
MUED 4752Marching Band Techniques 22
or MUED 4762 String Pedagogy
MUED 4042Capstone Seminar 3,42
MUED 4050Teaching Experiences in the Elementary School 1,3,44-5
MUED 4060Teaching Experiences in the Secondary School 1,3,44-5
Total Credit Hours36-38

General Education and College Requirements

Some courses that fulfill General Education requirements are listed in other areas on this sheet and are indicated by the appropriate Core numbers.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I) 13
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I) 13
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
University-Wide General Education Requirement:0-10
Choose two college-level courses in a single language are required; may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single language in high school (Core I)
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Requirement:
Teacher candidates must demonstrate conversational skills at a novice-high level in a language other than English
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 1,23
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses (minimum 7 hours) from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory:7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one of the following:3
What Makes Us Human? Exploring Cultural and Biological Diversity
Elements of Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period
Post-Romantic Period to the Present
World Culture
Choose one upper-division (3000-4000-level) elective course from the University-Wide General Ed. World Culture List (Core IV)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours31-42

General Rules, Regulations and Requirements

More information on Grade Requirements and Enrollment Limitations can be found in the catalog under School of Music: Undergraduate Study.

Admission to Music Teacher Education: Students must apply to the teacher education program at the end of the sophomore year by the following process:

  • Complete & submit a “Request for Admission to Teacher Preparation Program Form” from the Fine Arts Dean’s office.
  • Students must pass the Oklahoma General Education Test. OGET results must be turned in with Admission to Teacher Preparation Program Form to the College of Education.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of general education coursework from the university approved list with C or better grades in the following areas: ENGL 1113 (required), ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213 (required), math, natural science w/o lab, natural science w/lab, P SC 1113, social science, HIST 1483 or HIST 1493, humanities.
  • Complete Submission 1 on electronic portfolio to faculty advisor. Submission 1 check list must be complete and portfolio must be cleared by faculty advisor.
  • Meet with faculty advisor to complete: Memorandum of Understanding, Supplemental Disclaimer, and an Academic Completion Letter.
  • Take the following to the College of Education Advising Office for entrance paperwork and permissions for courses: completed Admission to Teacher Preparation Program Form; Memorandum of Understanding; Supplemental Disclaimer; Academic Completion Letter; essay from MUED 1732; OGET scores; background check.

Students must have a minimum 2.75 OU retention and combined retention GPAs in order to be admitted to the College of Education Teacher Preparation coursework, to graduate, and to be certified. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 may petition the MUED faculty for an exemption to begin their Teacher Preparation coursework, but will be placed on Academic Probation by the College until such time as their GPA is raised to the required 2.75 for graduation. Exemptions cannot be granted for students with less than a 2.50.

Scheduling of MUED Sequence Courses: Courses are to be taken the semester as indicated in the semester grid below: MUTE 2221 and MUTE 2251 should be taken during the sophomore year in any order. No substitutions or exceptions will be allowed under normal circumstances. Private lessons on secondary instruments may not be substituted for these courses.

Student Teaching: MUED 4042, MUED 4050, and MUED 4060 are taken during the student teaching semester. All coursework and recitals must be completed prior to student teaching.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared major; must include the Senior Capstone. This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement. Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
MUTE Ensemble 1
XXXX 2020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
MUTE 1311 Group Piano I 1
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUED 1732 Introduction to Music Education 2
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1473
Mathematics for Critical Thinking
or Introduction to Statistics
3
Choose one of the following (Core III): 3
What Makes Us Human? Exploring Cultural and Biological Diversity  
Introduction to Sociology  
Elements of Psychology  
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
MUTE Ensemble 1
XXXX 2020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE 1321 Group Piano II 1
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
MUED 1742 Introduction to Teaching Techniques in Music 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore
First Semester
MUTE Ensemble 1
XXXX 2020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE 2311 Group Piano III 1
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 3
MUTE 2242 Bme Instrumental Conducting I 2
MUTE 2251
Stringed Instrument Class
or Percussion Instrument Class
1
Natural Science without Lab (Core II) 3-4
Register for OGET  
 Credit Hours17-18
Second Semester
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2000 Sophomore Barrier 0
XXXX 2020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE 2321 Group Piano IV 1
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
MUED 2112 Instrumental Music Education Methods I 2
MUTE 2251
Stringed Instrument Class
or Percussion Instrument Class
1
Natural Science with Lab (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours18
Junior
First Semester
MUTE Ensemble 3-4000 level 1
XXXX 4020, Primary Instrument 2
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present 3
MUTE 2211
Brass Instrument Class
or Woodwind Instrument Class
1
EIPT 3473 Learning, Development, and Assessment for Teachers 3
MUED 3253 General Music Methods for Instrumental Majors 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours13-18
Second Semester
MUTE Ensemble 3-4000 level 1
XXXX 4020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 2241 Woodwind Instrument Class 1
MUED 3113 Instrumental Music Education Methods II 3
MUED 4752
Marching Band Techniques
or String Pedagogy
2
EIPT 3483 Motivation and Classroom Management for Teachers 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 0-5
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours15-20
Senior
First Semester
MUTE Ensemble 3-4000 level 1
XXXX 4020, Primary Instrument 2
MUTE 2211 Brass Instrument Class 1
MUED 4113 Instrumental Music Education Methods III 3
EDSP 3053 Understanding and Accommodating Exceptional Learners 3
UGRE 4011 Undergraduate Recital 1
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
World Culture, upper-division (3000-4000-level) (Core IV) 3
Register for OPTE and OSAT  
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MUED 4042 Capstone Seminar 2
MUED 4050 Teaching Experiences in the Elementary School 4-5
MUED 4060 Teaching Experiences in the Secondary School 4-5
 Credit Hours10-12
 Total Credit Hours127-140

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.