Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Music Education (B.Mus.Ed)

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Program: Bachelor of Music Education
Department of Music  
College Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/music

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.
  • Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.

Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Music Education degree are:

  • Students in this program will demonstrate their knowledge of music education history, philosophy, methodologies, and repertoire, and their ability to apply musical and pedagogical knowledge to the PK-12 classroom setting. Upon completion of the course work and student teaching, students are prepared to apply for state licensure in PK-12 Choral/General Music or PK-12 Instrumental/General Music.

To earn the Bachelor of Music Education degree, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ), the music core, and College of Education and Public Policy requirements for music education students and must meet stated GPA requirements for music courses (3.0) and Professional Education Courses (3.0)

Students in this degree are subject to the policies for all music degrees found on the Music  department page.

IPFW General Education Requirements: Credits 33

General Education Requirements    

Category A1 Written Communication: Credits 3

Category A2 Speaking and Listening: Credits 3

Category B5 Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing: Credits 3

Category B6-Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing: Credits 3

  • MUS Z105 - Traditions in World Music Cr. 3.
  • MUS-Z105 Traditions in World Music is required for all music degrees and should be taken to fulfill general education Area VI and accreditation requirements.

Performance Studies: Credits 25

Applied Primary (includes recital): Credits 14

Applied Secondary: Credits 4

Non-keyboard Applied Primaries take:

Keyboard Applied Primaries take:

Ensemble: Credits 7

7 semesters of major ensemble are required

See Music Department Ensemble  Requirements

Professional Music Concentration Courses

Professional Education Courses: Credits 18

Total: Credits 130-134

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