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The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a professional degree that leads to eligibility for licensure to teach music in the public schools for the State of Illinois. The degree also requires passing a ten minute juried performance on your primary instrument, called the Upper Divisional Exam, performed in front of the School of Music faculty, and usually taken at the end of the spring semester of your sophomore year. Passage of this exam permits you to continue in the degree program on schedule. Those failing are given the option of performing again the following semester, or selecting another area of specialization, such as Music Business, Liberal Arts.

Classes

An example of your registration for the first four semesters would look something like the following.

FRESHMAN - FALL SEMESTER
ENGL 101 English Composition 1 - (3)
UCOL 101- (3)
MUS 104a Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105a Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 102 Survey of Music Literature - (2)
MUS 030a Piano Class - (1)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 15

FRESHMAN - SPRING SEMESTER
ENGL 102 English Composition 2 - (3)
MUS 31 Voice Class - (1)
MUS 104b Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105b Basic Harmony - (3)
MATH 1XX Any math 108 or above except 114- (3)
MUS 030b Piano Class - (1)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS 0?? Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
PE 101 Current Concepts in Physical Fitness - (2)
TOTAL CREDITS 16

SOPHOMORE - FALL SEMESTER
UCC XXX Science Group 1 - (3)
HIST 110 20th Century America - (3)
MUS 204a Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205a Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 030c Piano Class - (1)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
ED 310 - (2)
MUS 363a - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 16

SOPHOMORE - SPRING SEMESTER
UCC XXX Science Group 2 - (3)
POLS 114 Introducation to American Govt and Politics - (3)
MUS 204b Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205b Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 207 Contrapuntal Techniques - (2)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS 0XX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
ED 311 - (2)
MUS 363b - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS 17