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Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental

The Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental program is designed for students who are preparing to teach instrumental music K-12 in the public and/or private school. Graduates of this degree will be eligible to apply for a temporary teaching certificate in Music (Grades K-12). Graduates should contact the Florida Department of Education for information regarding obtaining a professional teaching certificate.

B.M.E. - Instrumental Course Requirements | 140 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specialization required within the General Education Foundation
  • MA 230 College Algebra
  • MH 403 Music History: Antiquity through Baroque*
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical through 20th Century*
  • SCI 201 Introduction to Biological Science
  • MU 202 Technology for Music Ministry OR
    MUE 360 Technology for the Music Classroom
Additional Requirements (15 hours)
  • MA 210 Geometry
  • MA 220 Finite Mathematics
  • SCI 202 Introduction to Earth Science
  • SCI 203 Physical Science
  • HI 223 or HI 224 American History

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (74 hours)

Music Core
  • MT 101 Elementary Harmony
  • MT 102 Intermediate Harmony
  • MT 103 Sight Singing/Ear-Training I
  • MT 104 Sight Singing/Ear-Training II
  • MT 201 Advanced Harmony I
  • MT 202 Advanced Harmony II
  • MT 203 Sight Singing/Ear-Training III
  • MT 204 Sight Singing/Ear-Training IV
  • MT 405 Orchestration
  • MH 201 Music Literature
  • MH 302 World Music Cultures and Missions
  • MH 403 Music History: Antiquity through Baroque*
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical through 20th Century*
  • ME Music Ensemble
    7 semester hours according to principal**
  • MC 210 Basic Conducting
  • MC 410 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
  • Applied Principal (12 hours)
  • Applied Secondary (4 hours)
  • MG 115 Class Guitar
  • Senior Recital in Principal
  • MUS 101 Recital Lab (Every Semester Enrolled in Music Major)
Music Education Professional Sequence
  • MUE 211 Introduction to Music Education
  • MUE 352 Materials and Methods for the Secondary Instrumental Classroom
  • MUE 353 Teaching Brass and Woodwinds
  • MUE 354 Teaching Strings and Percussion
  • MUE 355 Marching Band Techniques
  • MUE 360 Technology for Music Classroom K-12*
  • MUE 490 Internship in Music Education
  • PSY 307 Developmental Psychology OR
    PSY 309 Adolescent Psychology

* Hours counted in General Education and in total.
** 3 Hours of ensemble credit are counted in General Education and in total.

Special notes:

  • Every music major will be enrolled in an ensemble every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in MUS 101. Recital Lab every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in a piano class or private lesson every semester until they pass piano proficiencies

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