NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Music Education, K-12 (BME)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus



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K-12 music education candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a 2.70 GPA in the major.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competency in fundamental musical skills through sight-playing/sight-singing and functional piano playing.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in the application of knowledge of music theory through analysis, vocal/instrumental arranging, and composition. (Cross-curricular Skill:  Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in writing on topics in the field of music history through the purposeful use of educational resources, critical thinking, and supporting details. (Cross-curricular Skills:  Inquiry and Analysis; Information Literacy)
  • Students will demonstrate skills in preparation for and performance of musical works that exhibit effective artistic expression. (Cross-curricular Skill: Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate skills and knowledge acquired over the course of an undergraduate education, particularly within the major, for a specific purpose that has value in the discipline. (Cross-curricular Skills: Intercultural Knowledge; Integrative Learning)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate skills and knowledge acquired over the course of an undergraduate education for the purpose of effectively teaching music to K‐12 students in the public schools in compliance with the competencies established by the South Dakota Department of Education. (Cross-curricular Skills: Integrative Learning; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)

Coursework Required


Applied Music [Lessons] (8 credits Major Area)


Keyboard Competency (2 credits)


Conducting (2 credits)


Emphasis - Choose One (14 Credits)


Instrumental Emphasis


Conducting (2 credits)


Electives - any course with MUS prefix (4 credits)


Vocal Emphasis


Conducting (2 credits)


Electives - any course with MUS prefix (2 credits)


Teacher Education Requirements - BME (28 credits)


As recommended by NSU’s Millicent Atkins School of Education.

Teacher Education Information (Undergraduate)


A major focus for Northern State University is the preparation of professional educators.  The Millicent Atkins School of Education Teacher Education Program prepares teachers whose instructional decision making is based on current theory, research, and experience.  The School of Education offers bachelor’s degree programs in elementary education, K-12 education, and secondary education. 

Any student who plans to major in education at Northern State University must complete the system-wide core, institutional graduation, and degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education, including professional education courses and major and minor requirements as established for the appropriate discipline.  Students who successfully complete a teacher education program will be recommended for a teaching certificate issued by the state of South Dakota. 

All teacher education programs comply with certification requirements and have been approved by the SD Department of Education.  Students will complete content and pedagogy examinations at the achievement level set by the SD Department of Education. 

Accreditation

Northern State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the Teacher Education Program in the Millicent Atkins School of Education is accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).  The BME in Music Education is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

General Education Requirements - Baccalaureate (30 credits)


Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits


SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines


SGR #6 - 6 credits


Degree Requirements (BSEd and BME)


  • 3 credits
  • 3 credits
  • 3 credits
  • In addition to fulfilling all General Education Requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degrees must take the professional education course work required for certification in the state of South Dakota. See specific requirements for Elementary Education; K-12 Certification requirements for majors including Art, Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, and Special Education; and secondary education requirements for BSEd majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 130 CREDITS


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