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Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education program enables students to meet certification requirements for teaching music in Michigan PK-12 settings. Students will be required to select one of two emphases: Choral/vocal emphasis or instrumental emphasis. Students must earn a minimum of 70-73 hours in music and 39 hours in professional education.

Choral/vocal majors typically choose an applied emphasis in voice or keyboard. Instrumental majors typically choose a standard band or orchestra instrument as their applied emphasis.

MUS Requirements: 70 to 73 credits (three are general education)

Certification Requirements: 39 credits (three are general education)


Music Theory and Aural Perception

There are 19 credits required, including:

AND one course from:

Music Literature and History

There are 12 credits required (three are general education):

AND one of the following (all count as SWS general education):

Keyboard Musicianship

There are three instrumental or four choral/vocal credits required. Piano majors are exempt from this requirement.

Music Education (Professional) Courses

There are 23 instrumental credits or 21 choral/vocal credits required, including:


There are seven to nine credits required.

Instrumental Music Majors

May be repeated for credit.

Students taking applied lessons in wind, brass, or percussion must also complete two semesters of MUS 107 - Marching Band.

Choral/Vocal Majors

May be repeated for credit.

Applied Music, Instrumental and Choral/Vocal

There are seven credits required, including:

Certification Requirements

There are 39 credits required (three are general education), including:

Suggested Order of Coursework

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