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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

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 (see Part 8 ), the music core, and College of Education and Public Policy requirements for music education students and must meet stated GPA requirements for music and education courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Performance Studies Credits: 25

Applied Primary (includes recital) Credits: 14

Non-keyboard Concentrations take:

Keyboard Concentrations take:

Ensemble Credits: 7

Professional Music Concentration Courses

Total Credits: 130-134

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