B.M.Ed. Music Education Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Keith Talley, Chair

Department of Music

Phone:  580.774.3708

E-mail:  keith.talley@swosu.edu

Prospective teachers in Oklahoma must pass the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET), the appropriate Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT), and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE) to be eligible for licensure/certification.

Instrumental/General Music Major

Required Courses - 69

Music Core Curriculum - 32

  • MUSIC 1213 Music Theory I
  • MUSIC 1313 Music Theory II
  • MUSIC 3253 Music Theory III
  • MUSIC 3303 Music Theory IV
  • MUSIC 1221 Aural Skills I
  • MUSIC 1321 Aural Skills II
  • MUSIC 3261 Aural Skills III
  • MUSIC 3311 Aural Skills IV
  • MUSIC 4812 Advanced Music Analysis
  • MUSIC 4232 Arranging
  • MUSIC 3353 History of Music I
  • MUSIC 3403 History of Music II
  • MUSIC 3553 History of Music III
  • MUSIC 2981 Principles of Conducting
  • MUSIC 3101 Instrumental Conducting
  • MUSIC 2101 Voice Class or Applied Voice (1 hour)
  • MUSIC 4900 Recital Attendance (Enroll each semester)

Music Education - 11

  • MUSIC 4302 Elementary-Secondary General Music
  • MUSIC 4402 Band Methods
  • MUSIC 4602 Instrumental Literature
  • MUSIC 4222 Instrumental Pedagogy
  • MUSIC 4463 Technology in Music Education

Principal Applied Study - 8

(One Orchestral Instrument) (8 hours)

Applied Music Proficiency Exams

MUSIC 4950 Senior Recital in Principal Appl. Music Area

Secondary Applied Study - 5

  • MUSIC 1911 Beginning Guitar Class
  • MUSIC 1411 Brass Class
  • MUSIC 1511 Woodwind Class
  • MUSIC 1611 Percussion Class
  • MUSIC 1711 String Class

Class Piano - 4

  • MUSIC 2811 Class Piano I
  • MUSIC 2821 Class Piano II
  • MUSIC 2831 Class Piano III
  • MUSIC 2841 Class Piano IV

Band (enroll each semester) - 7 (wind and percussion majors) OR Orchestra (enroll each semester) - 7

(string majors)

Chamber Ensemble - 1

Choral Ensemble - 1

Professional Education Requirements - 27

Certificate/Foundations Courses

  • EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education
  • †SPCED 3132 Exceptional Children
  • †PSYCH 3213 Developmental Psychology

Foreign Language Proficiency (Required)

Pre-Professional Semester

  • EDPSY 3453 Educational Psychology (Elem) OR EDPSY 3653 Educational Psychology (Sec)
  • ELEM 4833 Principles of Teaching Elementary OR SECED 4823 Principles of Teaching Sec

Professional Semester

  • EDUC 3321 Multicultural/Special Populations
  • EDUC 4021 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 4041 Classroom Management
  • ELEM 4765 Student Teaching in the Elem School
  • SECED 4965 Student Teaching in the Sec School

Total hours for degree - 136

Vocal & General Music Major

Required Courses - 67

Music Core Curriculum - 31

  • MUSIC 1213 Music Theory I
  • MUSIC 1313 Music Theory II
  • MUSIC 3253 Music Theory III
  • MUSIC 3303 Music Theory IV
  • MUSIC 1221 Aural Skills I
  • MUSIC 1321 Aural Skills II
  • MUSIC 3261 Aural Skills III
  • MUSIC 3311 Aural Skills IV
  • MUSIC 4812 Advanced Music Analysis
  • MUSIC 4232 Arranging
  • MUSIC 3353 History of Music I
  • MUSIC 3403 History of Music II
  • MUSIC 3553 History of Music III
  • MUSIC 2981 Principles of Conducting
  • MUSIC 3151 Choral Conducting
  • MUSIC 4900 Rec. Attendance (enroll each semester)

Music Education - 10

  • MUSIC 2951 Modern Language Diction
  • MUSIC 4463 Technology in Music Education
  • MUSIC 4302 Elementary-Secondary General Music
  • MUSIC 4452 Vocal Methods
  • MUSIC 4502 Choral Literature

Principal Applied Music Area - 9

(Voice or Keyboard)

  • MUSIC 4950 Senior Recital in Prin Appl Music Area

Secondary Applied Area - 8

(Keyboard or Voice) (8 hours)

For Voice Principals:

  • MUSIC 2811 Class Piano I
  • MUSIC 2821 Class Piano II
  • MUSIC 2831 Class Piano III
  • MUSIC 2841 Class Piano IV

Applied Piano (4 hours)

Applied Music Proficiency Exams - 0

For Voice Principals: Proficiency Exams in Voice

For Piano Principals: Proficiency Exams in Voice Proficiency Exams in Piano

Chorus (enroll each semester) - 7

Instrument Classes & Ensembles - 2

  • MUSIC  1911 Beginning Guitar Class (required)

One semester of Band or Orchestra may substitute for Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, or String Class.

  • MUSIC 1411 Brass Class
  • MUSIC 1511 Woodwind Class
  • MUSIC 1611 Percussion Class
  • MUSIC 1711 String Class

Professional Education Requirements - 27

Certificate/Foundations Courses

  • EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education
  • †SPCED 3132 Exceptional Children
  • †PSYCH 3213 Developmental Psychology

Foreign Language Proficiency (Required)

Pre-Professional Semester

  • EDPSY 3453 Educational Psychology (Elem) OR EDPSY 3653 Educational Psychology (Sec)
  • ELEM 4833 Principles of Teaching Elementary OR  SECED 4823 Prin of Teaching Secondary

Professional Semester

  • EDUC 3321 Multicultural/Special Populations
  • EDUC 4021 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 4041 Classroom Management
  • ELEM 4765 Student Teaching in the Elem School
  • SECED 4965 Student Teaching in the Sec School

TOTAL HOURS - 134

†    SDE Guidelines and Procedures Handbook for Certification, page 3, and OK Regents for Higher Education Rule 11-2-24 state that courses classified as professional teacher education must be acquired from a four-year accredited program. 

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 134-136

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 40

Minimum credit hours in upper-division

(3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses)

in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.50