Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education is a professional degree designed for students who plan to teach music in levels K-12. It also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in Music Education. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music.


Coursework for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Education might include: Music Theory, Piano, University Band, Music Theory, Music History, World Music, General Conducting; Woodwinds, University Choir, Vocal Pedagogy; Applied Voice and more!

Admission Requirements to Clinical Practice

Admission to professional clinical practice (student teaching) usually occurs during the first semester of the senior year if all of the following have been achieved:

  1. Cumulative grade point average of a minimum of 2.75
  2. Passing scores on all appropriate Praxis II 64 2015-2017 content exams
  3. Passing score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam
  4. Acceptable professional clinical practice interview evaluations
  5. Passing scores on field experience evaluations
  6. 100 documented hours of field experience
  7. Successful fingerprint and background review
  8. Grade of “C” or higher in all major courses

Audition for Scholarships

Auditions for music scholarships are held throughout each year, and are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional performance ability and academic achievement. Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition, room and board. Students will follow the same procedures for auditioning as mentioned above. 

The last date to audition for scholarships are indicated on the Department of Music Audition Application. Additional information on institutional scholarships, grants, loans and federal work-study is available through the University's Office of Financial Aid.

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Courses & Requirements

View the academic catalog to see all courses and requirements.

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