Music Education Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2017–summer 2018 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2017, search major grids for past catalog years.

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    Core

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    Major

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    Liberal Arts

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    Electives

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-111 Private Instruction 1 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-P10x LENS Seminar - choose 1
LENS-P101 Engaging with Artistic Space
LENS-P103 Engaging with Boston Culture and History (Boston only)
LENS-P105 Engaging with Contemporary Issues
LENS-P107 Engaging with the Community through Service Learning
LENS-P109 Engaging with Valencia Culture and History (Valencia only)
2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
LENG-223 Literature 3
ME-111 Introduction to Music Education * 1
ME-152 Computer Applications for Music Education 2
ISKB-221 Keyboard Class for Music Education 1 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 3

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-231 Solfege 1 2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
CM-251 Traditional Materials and Structure of Music 1 2
LENG-221 Preparing for the Massachusetts Communication Skills Licensing Exam * 3
ME-326 Multimedia for the Educator 2
ENVC-361 Music Education Concert Choir * 1
ISKB-222 Keyboard Class 2 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-232 Solfege 2 2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
ISKB-321 Keyboard Class 3 1
COND-221 Choral Conducting 2
ME-211 Elementary Class Methods * 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
CM-252 Traditional Materials/Structure of Music 2 2
MHIS-251 General Music History 1 2
ISKB-322 Keyboard Class 4 1
ISWD-222 Single Reeds for Music Education Majors: Clarinet/Saxophone 1
COND-321 Choral Rehearsal Techniques 2
ME-212 Music Classroom Methods and Materials * 2
ME-311 Secondary Class Methods * 3
PIXX-311 Private Instruction 5 1
XX-xxx Approved Specified Elective * 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
LSOC-211 General Psychology 3
LHAN-252 General Music History 2 2
XXXX-xxxx Brass - choose 1
ISBR-221 High Brass for Music Education Majors
ISBR-231 Low Brass for Music Education Majors
1
COND-222 Instrumental Conducting 2
PIXX-312 Private Instruction 6 1
ME-341 Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective * 2
ME-381 Survey of Instrumental Literature 1
ME-431 Instrumental Methods/Materials 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Mathematics/Natural Sciences (200 level or above) - choose 1
LMSC-208 Music Acoustics
LMSC-209 Architectural Acoustics
LMSC-210 Principles of Audio Electronics
LMSC-221 The Science of Health
LMSC-222 Oceanography
LMSC-223 Math/Science Topics
LMSC-224 Concepts in Contemporary Science
LMSC-225 Natural Disasters
LMSC-240 Technology, Self, and Society
LMSC-251 Data Management and Statistics
LMSC-271 The Body, Sound, and Inspiration in Performance and Beyond
LMSC-281 Logic and Programming
LMSC-306 Principles of Physics
LMSC-P307 Introduction to Psychoacoustics
LMSC-318 Environmental Science
LMSC-424 Human Anatomy and Physiology
3
MHIS-P22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States - choose 1
MHIS-P221 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Topics
MHIS-P222 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Icons
MHIS-P223 Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Chronology
2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
LSOC-411 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
COND-322 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques 2
ME-321 Choral Methods & Materials * 1
ME-383 Survey of Choral Music Literature 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
LPHL-475 Philosophy of Education 3
ME-475 Pre-practicum Apprenticeship/Seminar * 1
PSME-311 Recital Class 1
XXXX-xxx Approved Specified Elective * 5
Total Credits 16

Semester 9

Course # Title Credits
ME-495 Practice Teaching Seminar (6 credits post-coursework) * 6
Total Credits 6

* Offered spring and fall only

Some students choose to study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that music education majors consult with the chair or contact the study abroad office.