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Bachelor of Music Education
This degree provides undergraduate professional training for students intending careers in elementary through secondary school teaching of music. Students completing this curriculum are prepared for State of Georgia P-12 teaching certification in choral and instrumental music. Excellence in teaching competencies is achieved through specialized music education courses in the School of Music and College of Education and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
 
Bachelor of Music Education
I. Studies in Music (71 credits)
 
Theory Skills (18 credits)
 
MUS 105. Music Theory I
3 credits
MUS 106. Music Theory II
3 credits
MUS 111. Basic Musicianship I
1 credit
MUS 112. Basic Musicianship II
1 credit
MUS 256. Music Theory III
4 credits
MUS 257. Music Theory IV
4 credits
MUS 254. Advanced Musicianship I
1 credit
MUS 255. Advanced Musicianship II
1 credit
 
 
History (12 credits)
 
MUS 201. Intro to Music History I
3 credits
MUS 202. Intro to Music History II
3 credits
MUS 402. Music History Seminar I
3 credits
MUS 403. Music History Seminar II
3 credits
 
 
Conducting (6 credits)
 
MUS 340. Basic Conducting
2 credits
MUS 341. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature
2 credits
or
 
MUS 342. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
2 credits
MUS 474. Advanced Choral Methods
2 credits
or
 
MUS 475. Advanced Instrumental Methods
2 credits
 
 
Keyboard Skills (4 credits)
 
MUS 109. Keyboard Lab I
1 credit
MUS 110. Keyboard Lab II
1 credit
MUS 209. Keyboard Lab III
1 credit
MUS 210. Keyboard Lab IV
1 credit
 
 
Large Ensemble Performance (7 credits)
 
MUS 182. Mercer Singers
1 credit
MUS 183. Women’s Chamber Choir
1 credit
MUS 191. Wind Ensemble
1 credit
MUS 192. Mercer University Orchestra
1 credit
MUS 197. Mercer University Choir
1 credit
 
 
Applied Music Courses (7 credits)
 
MUS 160-260-360-460 Voice
1 credit
MUS 161-261-361-461 Piano
1 credit
MUS 162-262-362-462 Organ
1 credit
MUS 163-263-363-463 Orchestral and Band Instruments
1 credit
MUS 169-269-369-469 Harpsichord
1 credit
 
 
 
Performance Techniques (17 credits)
 
MUS 155 a. Modern Language Diction (voice students only) (and b or c, voice students only)
2 credits
MUS 157. Vocal Techniques (instrumental students only)
2 credits
MUS 215. Sophomore Practicum I
1 credit
MUS 216. Sophomore Practicum II
1 credit
MUS 221. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Woodwinds
2 credits
MUS 222. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Percussion
2 credits
MUS 223. Performance and Instruction: Brass Techniques: Brass
2 credits
MUS 224. Performance and Instruction Techniques: Stringed Instruments
2 credits
MUS 350. Orchestration
3 credits
MUS 370. The Elementary School Specialist
2 credits
 
 
II. Professional Education (21 Credits)
 
EDUC 492. Student Teaching
12 credits
EDUC 220. Foundations of Education
3 credits
EDUC 283. Fundamentals of Special Education
3 credits
EDUC 356. Psychology and Development of the Adolescent Learner
3 credits
 
Total 131 credits
 
Education
For students who intend to teach music at either the elementary or secondary level, Mercer’s program in Music Education (P-12) is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and National Association of Schools of Music. Prior to taking restricted courses in the professional education curriculum, students must be fully admitted to candidacy in teacher education through the College of Education. The requirements include the following courses: EDUC/MUS 155 (a, b, or c) or 157, 193 or 194, 215, 216, 221, 222, 223, 224, 370, 474 or 475, as well as EDUC 220, 283, 356, 492. Music Education majors must meet all the requirements for the College of Education to be eligible for certification. These include the following: maintain a 2.75 GPA in education courses with no grade less than a C; pass the GACE Content Examination, Music sections 111 and 112 with a minimum score of 220 on each section. The music student must take all of the courses in the School of Music General Education Program.
Additional Requirements
1. A minimum of 150 recitals must be attended in order to graduate.
2. A student must participate regularly in the Mercer Singers, Women’s Chamber Choir, Mercer University Choir, Mercer University Orchestra, Mercer University Wind Ensemble, or some other regularly organized performing ensemble in the area of specialization designated by the Dean.
3. A senior recital is required. Students must research and write program notes for the recital.
4. All vocal, woodwind, brass, and percussion majors are required to enroll in MUS 193 or MUS 194, Lab Band or Lab Choir during the spring semester of their freshman year.