Department of Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education is a comprehensive program of study that will fulfill the requirements needed for certification as a K-12 music educator in the state of Illinois. In addition to completing required coursework in music and education, students pursuing a degree in music education are required to perform a music jury each semester. The Music Education Program works closely with Benedictine's Department of Education.


Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

  • Audition for the department to show competencies in solo performance, scales and sight-reading.
  • Take a music entrance exam in theory, keyboard and aural skills.


Major requirements

Music Education majors must complete each of the following with a grade of "C" or better:

  • MUSI 101 (3) and MUSI 102 (3)
  • MUSI 201 (3) and MUSI 202 (3)
  • MUSI 112 (1) and MUSI 113 (1)
  • MUSI 212 (1) and MUSI 213 (1)
  • MUSI 205 (3) and MUSI 206 (3)
  • Applied Piano, Keyboard Skills or Voice (Applied piano for vocalists, Voice Lessons for pianists, and Keyboard Skills for instrumentalists): MUSI 144, MUSI 148, or MUSI 194 (4)
  • Applied Music: MUSI 140, MUSI 144, or MUSI 148 (4)
  • Applied Music: MUSI 240, MUSI 244, MUSI 248, MUSI 340, MUSI 344, or MUSI 348 (10)
  • MUSI 130 (2), MUSI 131 (2), MUSI 132 (2), and MUSI 133 (2)
  • MUSI 250 (1)
  • MUSI 121 or 122 (8 semesters - 8 or 0 credits options)
  • MUSI 241 (0) and MUSI 242 (0)
  • MUSI 342 (3)
  • MUSI 303 (3)
  • MUSI 352 (3)
  • coursework in Education: EDUC 376 (12); MUSI 360 (0); EDUC 260 (3); EDUC 310 (3); EDUC 344 (3) ; EDUC 350(0); EDUC 353 (3); EDUC 354 (0); EDUC 210 (3); EDUC 205 (3); PHED 257 (2)