Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)


The BME degree (Bachelor of Music Education) adds to the liberal arts requirements (English, math, science, etc.) and the core curriculum in music an intensive and rigorous package of courses in education and in the methodologies of teaching and learning.

This degree leads to K-12 certification in music (choral, general, instrumental) and prepares you for careers teaching music in public or private elementary and secondary schools. One of the additional distinctions of the music education degree at UNL is its innovative attention to the teaching of music composition pedagogy and the exploration of vernacular music performance pedagogy (that is, learning to teach music composition and learning to teach pop/rock performance).

 

Careers

  • teacher
  • private studio instructor
  • music ministry

Application to this program

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Read more about undergraduate application

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more about the Undergraduate Audition process

Bachelor of Music Education 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instruments 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline and Profession 3 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 3 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Laboratory 1 cr
MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 1XX Applied Instruments 2 cr
MUDC 243 or MUDC 246 1 cr
MUSC 25 (voice students only) 0 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Laboratory-Musicianship II 1 cr
MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 26 (voice students only) 0 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III 1 cr
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP 235 Class Instruction Voice 1 cr
MUAP 237 Class Instruction in Brass Instruments 1 cr
MUED 201 Introduction to Music Education 2 cr
MUED 297 1 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 2XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 2XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV 1 cr
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUAP 236 Class Instruction in String Instruments 1 cr
MUAP 238 Class Instruction in Flute and Clarinet 1 cr
MUED 244 Music Learning and Development 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 365 Music History and Literature I 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP 239 Class Instruction in Percussion Instruments 1 cr
MUED 343 Music Composition Methods 2 cr
MUED 344 General Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 374 Advanced Conducting 3 cr
MUED 397A Professional Practicum Experiences - General Music 1 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUAP 3XX Applied Instrument 2 cr
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSC 366 Music History and Literature II 3 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music 0 cr
MUSC 280 World Music 3 cr
MUAP 240 Class Instruction in Double Reed Woodwind Instruments and Saxophone 1 cr
MUED 345 Instrumental Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 346 Choral Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 397B or MUED 397D 1 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MUDC 4XX Ensemble 1 cr
MUSR 68 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music 0 cr
MUED 401 Elective 1 cr
MUED 401 Elective 1 cr
MUED 401 Elective 1 cr
MUED 470 Music and Special Education 3 cr
MUED 497D or MUED 497T 1 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Academic Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MUED 403 Student Teaching Seminar 3 cr
MUED 497T or MUED 497D 9 cr
Total Credits 12
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.