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Engage Students with Music

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at the University of Missouri - St. Louis balances performing, academic, educational and technological aspects of music to prepare 21st century teachers.

Students work with dynamic music education faculty and professional musicians drawn from the St. Louis area including members of the St. Louis Symphony and the Arianna String Quartet. Their goals: to engage, to inspire, to challenge.

UMSL is a large, urban research university with active education and community partnerships including the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre Saint Louis. These partnerships allow students to become part of the educational fabric of St. Louis well before graduation.

The UMSL Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Bachelor of Music Education (BM Ed)

Coordinator of Music Education:

J. Andy Goodman

260 Arts Administration Building
p: (314) 516-6607

In addition to the requirement for a successful audition on their primary instrument, piano and guitar students applying for the BM: Music Education program must also successfully audition for the full participation in (1)  Applied Music (seven hours) and University Singers (for those seeking vocal/choral certification), or (2) Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra (for those seeking instrumental certification).

In addition to the required music core curriculum, candidates must complete the following:

Other General Education Requirements 1
All B.M. in Music Education majors must meet the university and college general education requirements.
GPA Requirement
Students enrolled in B.M. in music education must maintain minimum GPAs (2.75 cumulative; 3.0 music; and 3.0 professional education).
Proficiency Exam
Students working toward certification in choral/vocal or instrumental music K-12 are required to pass a keyboard proficiency examination before admission to student teaching in music, usually before or during the sixth semester of their program.
Instrumental Track
AP MUS 1410 - 34597
One hour every semester in progress toward degree with a minimum of 7 credit hours
EN PER 1500 14
or EN PER 1520
or EN PER 1530
MUS ED 3570 23
MUS ED 3680 23
PDGOGY 12502
PDGOGY 12602
PDGOGY 12702
PDGOGY 12802
PRACTM 26101
PRACTM 35212
Total Hours28
Vocal Track 1
AP MUS 1410 - 34597
One hour every semester in progress toward degree with a minimum of 7 credit hours
EN PER 1410 24
MUS ED 3570 33
MUS ED 3710 33
PRACTM 12501
PRACTM 12601
PRACTM 35222
PRACTM 26111
THRY COM 34202
Total Hours24

Professional Education and Student Teaching

Level I: Exploring Education as a Profession
TCH ED 20001
TCH ED 22092
ED PSY 22123
Level II: Teaching and Learning Across Context and Clinical Experiences
ED PSY 33123
SPEC ED 33183
TCH ED 43913
SEC ED 4992undefined
Level III: Synthesizing Theory and Practice in Education
SEC ED 49939
SEC ED 49943
Total Hours27
Slide 1 Jim Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL, leads the Ambassadors of Harmony at a performance at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Henry was selected by the International Leadership Network to receive the 2011 Dare to Lead Award.
Slide 2 Robert Hardcastle, a student in Professor Kurt Baldwin's Performance Outreach class visits the University Child Development Center.
Slide 3 Ashley Dickson, a student in Professor Kurt Baldwin's Performance Outreach class visits the University Child Development Center.
Slide 4 Arianna String Quartet violist Joanna Mendoza leads a master class with music students from Edwardsville (Ill.) High School. The violist in the high school quintet facing the camera is Brandon Ansboro. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Certifications:
DESE Music (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in K-12 Music Education, Instrumental and Vocal, at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements.