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

Course Listings

BME Degree - 4 Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 14
MUSC 160 Intro to Music Studies 3 cr
MUAP 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSC 165 Musicianship I 2 cr
MUSC 165A Musicianship I Lab 1 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
LIBR 110 Introduction to Library Research 1 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 14
MUAP 131 Keyboard Skills I 1 cr
MUSC 166 Musicianship II 3 cr
MUSC 166A Musicianship II Lab 1 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUSC 125 English & Italian Diction 0-2 cr
MUSC 243 Varsity Chorus for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUDC 246 University Choral for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr

Year 2

Semester 3 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 16
MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III 1 cr
MUSC 265 Musicianship III 3 cr
MUSC 265A Musicianship III Lab 1 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUSC 126 German/French Diction & Literature 0-2 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP 23X Skills Class: Voice or Strings 1 cr
MUAP XXX Skills Class: Brass/Flut/Clar/Perc/DblRds 1 cr
MUED 201 Foundations and Intro to Music Education 2 cr
MUED 297 Professional Practicum Experiences 1 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Semester 4 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 17
MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV 1 cr
MUSC 266 Musicianship IV 3 cr
MUSC 266A Musicianship IV Lab 1 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP 23X Skills Class: Voice or Strings 1 cr
MUAP XXX Skills Class: Brass/Flut/Clar/Perc/DblRds 1 cr
MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting 1 cr
MUED 244 Music Learning and Development 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr

Year 3

Semester 5 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 16
MUSC 365 Music History I 3 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP XXX Skills Class: Brass/Flut/Clar/Perc/DblRds 1 cr
MUED 343 Music Composition Methods 2 cr
MUED 344 General Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 374 Advanced Conducting 3 cr
MUED 397A Prof. Practicum Experience - General 1 cr
Semester 6 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 17
MUSC 365 Music History II 3 cr
MUAP Applied Music Lessons 2 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUAP XXX Skills Class: Brass/Flut/Clar/Perc/DblRds 1 cr
MUED 345 Instrumental Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 346 Choral Music Methods 3 cr
MUED 297 Professional Practicum Experiences 1 cr
MUNM 280 World Music 3 cr
MUSR 090 Junior Recital 090 0 cr

Year 4

Semester 7 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 14
MUSC 064 Major Field Test 0 cr
MUDC 24X Ensemble for Degree Credit 1 cr
MUSR 068 Recital Attendance 0 cr
MUED 401_ Special Issues Course 1 cr
MUED 401_ Special Issues Course 1 cr
MUED 401_ Special Issues Course 1 cr
MUED 470 Music and Special Education 3 cr
MUED 497DT Student Teaching: Elem. OR Sec. 9 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Elective ACE 3 cr
Semester 8 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 12
MUED 403 Student Teaching Seminar 3 cr
MUED 497DT Student Teaching: Elem. OR Sec. 9 cr