2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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.

General Education Requirements

Communication (9 Hours)

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

Humanities (9 Hours)

HUM-1995Arts and Ideas (incoming freshmen, transfer students exempt)3
HIS-1200History of the American People to 18773
or HIS-1250 History of the American People since 1877
Vocation and College Success (transfer students exempt)
Transfer students select additional courses from the following list as needed to total nine hours of Humanities:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Western Art: Pre-history–Renaissance
Non-Western Art 1
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary 1
Media Literacy
Literature for Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (May also be applied to program coursework)
African American Literature
Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815
Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815
Survey of World History to 1350 1
Survey of the World Since 1350 1
History of Illinois
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures 1
History of Jazz
Introduction to Theater
Survey of Church History
Encountering Religion in America
Any Philosophy course
Any Foreign Language course 1

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)

EDUC-2020Human and Cognitive Development (May also be applied to BME major)3
PSY-4125Child and Adolescent Psychology (May also be applied to BME major)3
SBS-1995People and Society (transfer students exempt)3
Transfer students select additional courses from the following list as needed to total nine hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1
Foundations of Economics
Foundations of Ethics of American Education (May also be applied to Music (PAS) Education major)
Geography of North America
World Geography: Culture Patterns 1
The Developing World 1
American Government and Politics
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

Global Studies (3 Hours)

At least one course with a Global Studies must be taken.

Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)

At least one course must include a lab.

Life Science
Any course in Biological Science 3-4
Physical Science
Any course in Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, or NSCI 3-4
At least one science course must include a lab.

Mathematics (3 Hours)

MAT-1550Finite Mathematics3

Health/Fitness (1 Hour)

PES-1010Fitness and Wellness1

Theology – Public Teacher Education (6 Hours)

Biblical Course
THY-1100The Bible3
Theological Course
THY-1210Introduction to Christianity3

Theology – Lutheran Teacher Education (21 Hours)

Required Methods Course
EDUC-4900Lutheran Teacher: Vocation and Methods3
Theology Minor (2.75 GPA Required)
THY-2220Lutheran Foundations 13
THY-2010Introduction to the Old Testament 23
THY-3105Introduction to the New Testament3
THY-3320Survey of Church History3
THY-3220Lutheran Theology 13
THY-4220Lutheran Theology 23