2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Education B.M. (Grades PreK-12)

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The Music Education program at Friends University prepares students to teach music in grades PreK-12, general music, vocal or instrumental. The degree has been designed by music educators to develop teachers with the latest skills and techniques of teaching music.

All Education students must meet the following Division of Education academic standard:

  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall with no less than 2.75 Content GPA and Professional Education GPA and ACT or 18 or higher;


  • GPA 2.75 (Cumulative, Content, and Professional Education) with ACT of 24 or higher

Exceptions may petition the Division Chair who will report to the PEB any exceptions or conditions.

Admissions in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required for all EDUC 300/400 level methods courses, 300/400 ELED methods courses, and 300/400 level MUSC methods courses.  Written notification of the TEP application results will be distributed from the Chair of the Division of Education to all applicants and their academic advisor.

Piano Proficiency: Piano Proficiency must be passed before student teaching.

Professional Education Requirements - BM Degrees (Grades PreK-12): 37 credit hours

37 credit hours includes Area of Specialization courses in all Education programs.

Piano Proficiency: 4 Credit Hours

Students must take piano until they have passed the Piano Proficiency Exam. A maximum of 4 credit hours may be applied to the major.

Choose a Required Concentration

Performance Courses

Six credit hours must be in recital instrument (3 credit hours at 100-level + 3 credit hours at 300-level)


Choose seven credit hours from the following:


Choose one of the following (.5 - 1 credit hour)


Choose one credit hour from the following:

Vocal Concentration: 21-22 credit hours

Performance Courses

3 credit hours in each of the following:


Choose seven credit hours from the following:


Choose one of the following (.5 - 1 credit hour):

Total Major Requirements: 97-99 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 137-144 credit hours

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