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Music Education BME - PreK-12 Instrumental Concentration

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The Music program promotes an understanding and appreciation of musical expression as part of a liberal arts education. Increase your knowledge of theory and history across diverse musical cultures. Develop your abilities through ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, orchestration, composition, and conducting. You may also pursue an emphasis in applied music.

The education licensure program is designed to produce teachers who have the knowledge, social competencies, methods, communication skills, and sensitivity to be effective in the school environment. You will gain hands-on, in-classroom experiences. Prospective teachers learn how to identify and be sensitive to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of diverse student populations.

The licensure program is based on state, regional, and national licensure criteria and testing competencies. The Ottawa University teacher education programs are state approved in Kansas and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Click here for more detailed information about all of our music programs at the Residential campus in Ottawa, KS.

Required Major Courses

  • CONCERT ATTENDANCE AND CONVOCATION 
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS I 
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS II 
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III 
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV 
  • MUSIC HISTORY I 
  • MUSIC HISTORY II 
  • RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE 
  • Applied Piano (continuous study until proficiency passed)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - lower division 
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - upper division
  • MUS 10000 (4 semesters)

Required Licensure Courses

  • BRASS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY
  • WOODWIND METHODS AND PEDAGOGY 
  • PERCUSSION METHODS AND PEDAGOGY
  • ORCHESTRAL STRINGS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY
  • INSTRUMENTAL AND CHORAL CONDUCTING METHODS 
  • METHODS & MATERIALS ELEMENTARY MUSIC 
  • INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING METHODS AND LITERATURE 
  • SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS 
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