Music Department Degrees
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
In the spirit of academic excellence and leadership qualities encapsulated in a Marietta College education, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education program challenges one to realize their potential and become a leader of in the profession.
The major requires coursework that prepares each student for multi-age licensure in music within an environment that provides the individual attention and specialized courses needed to achieve success. It challenges each student to not only develop their musical and pedagogical skills, but to develop an understanding of the issues and theories impacting the future of music education in the United States and to become an advocate for music in our schools.
Our major in Music Education requires a broad range of courses needed to prepare its graduates for multi-age music licensure within a liberal arts context. In addition to their core music and education courses, music education majors refine their skills through more than 180 contact hours in conducting and rehearsal techniques, over 100 field experience hours prior to student teaching, a course in teaching music with technology, and a selection of elective courses based on each student’s music specialization. All of the major’s teaching methods courses are taught within the music department with only 15 hours in other disciplines, including Education & Psychology.
This curriculum is designed to attract the finest future music educators and provide them with opportunities for personalized instruction. Admission each year is based on previous academic success, a performance audition, and a personal interview. Housed within Marietta College’s challenging liberal arts environment, each class of majors forms a unique learning community that includes frequent individual contact with professors, performance opportunities to help you become a successful musician, a focus on practical knowledge to help you become a successful classroom teacher, and the knowledge and tools you need to become a future leader.
- Applied Study
7 credit hours
- Elective study in music chosen from the following:
Certain courses are recommended for instrumental majors or vocal majors from this list.
MUSC 121 English & Italian Diction
MUSC 122 French & German Diction
MUSC 321 Choral Literature
MUSC 322 Band Literature
MUED 323 Marching Band Techniques
MUED 324 Music in the Elementary School
MUED 321 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy
MUED 226 Introduction to Instrumental Pedagogy
4 credit hours
- Education and Psychology Courses
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
EDUC 202 Educational Psychology
EDUC 253 Diverse Learners
EDUC 360 Reading in the Content Area
EDUC 452 Culture & Gender Issues in the Classroom
- Additional requirements
7 credit hours in an approved major ensemble
1 credit hour of approved small ensemble
MUED 125—CMENC membership is required 8 semesters of enrollment.
MUSC 105—Recital Attendance is required each semester of enrollment (7 semesters).
Recital Requirement—a 30 minute recital is required of all music education majors.
Aural Skills Proficiency—All students are required to pass an aural skills proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Aural Skills.
Piano Proficiency—All students are required to pass a piano proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Keyboard Skills.