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-2000||Writing About Literature||3|
Humanities (9 Hours)
|HUM-1995||Arts and Ideas (incoming freshmen, transfer students exempt)||3|
|HIS-1200||History of the American People to 1877||3|
|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|
|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
Meets Global Studies requirement.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)
|EDUC-2020||Human and Cognitive Development (May also be applied to BME major)||3|
|PSY-4125||Child and Adolescent Psychology (May also be applied to BME major)||3|
|SBS-1995||People 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|
|Introduction to Sociology|
Meets Global Studies requirement.
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.
|Any course in Biological Science||3-4|
|Any course in Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, or NSCI||3-4|
|At least one science course must include a lab.|
Mathematics (3 Hours)
Health/Fitness (1 Hour)
|PES-1010||Fitness and Wellness||1|
Theology – Public Teacher Education (6 Hours)
|THY-1210||Introduction to Christianity||3|
Theology – Lutheran Teacher Education (21 Hours)
|Required Methods Course|
|EDUC-4900||Lutheran Teacher: Vocation and Methods||3|
|Theology Minor (2.75 GPA Required)|
|THY-2220||Lutheran Foundations 1||3|
|THY-2010||Introduction to the Old Testament 2||3|
|THY-3105||Introduction to the New Testament||3|
|THY-3320||Survey of Church History||3|
|THY-3220||Lutheran Theology 1||3|
|THY-4220||Lutheran Theology 2||3|
Fulfills Gen. Ed. Theology Doctrine requirement.
Fulfills Gen. Ed. Theology Bible requirement.