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Music Education K-12 Licensure Program: B.M. (School of Education) (CUS)


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The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education prepares students for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music. Students can select concentrations in choral, instrumental, or general music. Completion of the degree generally requires four and one-half years of study and includes 800 hours of practicum in elementary and secondary school settings.

CCU’s School of Music shares the music education program with CCU’s School of Education, which has been recognized by the state of Colorado as a program of excellence. The distinct focus on developing students who are servant-leaders as well as excellent practitioners has earned CCU graduates in music education teaching positions in both public and private schools throughout the state. The program also offers excellent preparation for graduate school.

The Bachelor of Music with Music Education requires completion of the following 135 credits:
General Education (42 credit hours)
Professional Education Core (20 credit hours)
Professional Music Education Core (18 credit hours)
Music Core (32 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (23 credit hours)

Music Education K-12 Licensure Program


General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)


Communication (6 credit hours)


Take the following two courses:

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following two academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (9 credit hours)


Take each of the following three courses:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Science (3 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)   page for specific information information about this required course.

Emphasis Core: Choral, Instrumental, or General (23 credit hours)


Choose one of the following 3 emphases:

Choral Emphasis (23 credit hours)


An ensemble course (MUE 100  or MUE 101 ) must be taken each of the student’s first seven semesters in the major, for a total of seven credit hours.   The eighth semester the student is required to enroll in a zero-credit, fee-only ensemble section.

Instrumental Emphasis (23 credit hours)


An ensemble course (MUE 102  or MUE 103 ) must be taken each of the student’s first seven semesters in the major, for a total of seven credit hours. The eighth semester the student is required to enroll in a zero-credit, fee-only ensemble section. 

Primary Instrument (12 credit hours)

Each student will take 12 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

General Music Emphasis (23 credit hours)


An ensemble course (MUE 100 , MUE 101 MUE 102  or MUE 103 ) must be taken each of the student’s first seven semesters in the major, for a total of seven credit hours. The eighth semester the student is required to enroll in a zero-credit, fee-only ensemble section.   

Primary Instrument (12 credit hours)

Each student will take 12 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

Additional Information


Those selecting the music major must take MUS 110 - Musical Perspectives  as part of the general education requirements.

MUS 111 - Basic Musicianship  or a passing grade on the Music Theory Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for entrance into MUS 112 - Music Theory I  .

MUA 175 - Music Convocation  is required for all music majors each semester at CCU (up to 8 semesters).

Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take MUA 130 - Piano Class  OR MUA 115 - Piano  in consecutive semesters until MUA 230 - Piano Proficiency  is passed.  

Only one ensemble credit each semester counts toward the requirements for the major.

Additional information concerning attendance, appeals, recitals, applied music, and proficiency examinations is found in the Teacher Education Handbook and the Music Handbook.

Suggested Electives to include with the BM-Music Education degree:

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