2022-2023 Academic Catalog

BK-12 Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education leads to the state of Illinois Professional Educator License in K-12 Music Education (Kindergarten through Grade 12). K-12 Music Education majors must complete all requirements of the College of Education to be eligible for licensure.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) are general education courses Concordia-Chicago agrees to accept in lieu of comparable, lower-division general education requirements. For more information regarding IAI transfer credit, please see the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s iTransfer website at www.itransfer.org.

Students are advised that before beginning the Bachelor of Music Education degree at Concordia-Chicago, they must perform a successful audition according to departmental guidelines on their primary instrument or voice and must successfully complete the music fundamentals test for placement into the MUSA3000 level course,  MUS-2113 Music Theory I: Diatonic, and MUS-2112 Aural Skills I (please see music fundamentals guidelines). 

For admission to teacher candidacy (professional instructional courses), students must follow the procedures for Transition Point 1: Admission to Teacher Candidacy as well as complete Keyboard Technique I, II, III or attain a passing score on the piano proficiency test.

University Requirements

COL-1995Vocation and College Success1

General Education Requirements

Communication (9 Hours)

ENG-1100English Composition3
COM-1100Speech Communication3
ENG-2000Writing About Literature3

Humanities (9-10 Hours)

Humanities: Select one from the following3
History of the American People to 1877 1
History of the American People since 1877
Fine Arts: Select one course from the following3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Western Art: Pre-History through Renaissance
Western Art: Post Renaissance through Contemporary
Non-Western Art
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures
History of Jazz
Introduction to Theater
Select one Humanities or Fine Arts from the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Western Art: Pre-History through Renaissance
Western Art: Post Renaissance through Contemporary
Non-Western Art 1
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary 1
Literature for Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
Non-Western Literature
Society and Literature
U.S. Latina/o Literature(s)
Greek & Roman Mythology
African American Literature
Classical World Literature
Modern World Literature
German for Reading I
German for Reading II
Greek I
Greek II
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815
Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815
History of the American People to 1877
History of the American People since 1877
Survey of World History to 1350 1
Survey of the World Since 1350 1
A History of Illinois
U.S. Women's History
African American History
Hispanic and Latino American History
Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations
A History of Illinois
Arts and Ideas (incoming freshmen, transfer students exempt)
Intro to American Cultural Studies
Latin I
Latin II
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures 1
History of Jazz
Primer in Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Logic
Social and Political Philosophy
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Introduction to Theater

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)

Required courses:
EDUC-2020Human and Cognitive Development (May also be applied to BME major)3
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
Select one additional courses from the following: 3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Foundations of Economics
Geography of North America
World Geography: Culture Patterns
The Developing World
Introduction to Global Cultural Studies
Engaging Diversity: U.S. Perspectives
American Government and Politics
Social and Political Philosophy
International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
General Psychology
The Mind and the Brain
Developmental Psychology: Life Span
Social Psychology
People and Society (transfer students exempt)
Introduction to Sociology
Marriage and the Family
Sociology of Gender/Sexualities
Race, Ethnicity, & Racisms in the U.S.
Social Inequality: Class, Status and Power

Physical and Life Sciences (8 Hours)

At least one of the transfer courses in science must include a lab. Classes with an (*) include a lab.  

Physical Science Requirements Select One4
Consumer Chemistry (*)
Chemistry in the World Today
Health Science Applications in Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
General Chemistry I (*)
General Chemistry II (*)
Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry (*)
Elements of Earth Science (*)
Concepts in Chemistry and Biology (*)
Concepts in Physics and Earth Science (*)
Medical Terminology
Energy and Our Environment (*)
Introduction to Sustainability (*)
Physics of Things We Use (*)
Elementary Physics I (*)
Elementary Physics II (*)
Life Science Requirements Select One3-4
Biology in the World Today (*)
Medical Terminology
General Biology I (*)
General Biology II (*)
Anatomy and Physiology I (*)
Anatomy and Physiology II (*)
Fundamentals of Microbiology (*)

Mathematics (3 Hours)

MAT-1550Finite Mathematics3

University Requirements

Theology – Public Teacher Education (6 Hours)

Biblical Course3
The Bible (B)
Introduction to the Old Testament (B)
Introduction to the New Testament (B)
Theological Course3
Introduction to Christianity (S)

Theology – Lutheran Teacher Education (21 Hours)

Required Methods Course
EDUC-4900Lutheran Teacher: Vocation and Methods3
Theology Minor (2.75 GPA Required)
Required courses
THY-2010Introduction to the Old Testament (B) 23
THY-2500Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms (S) 13
THY-3105Introduction to the New Testament (B)3
THY-3320Survey of Church History (H)3
Select 2 courses from the list below6
The Augsburg Confession and its Apology (S)
The Ancient Creeds, the Smalcald Articles, and the Treaties (S)
The Formula of Concord (S)