Music Education Major

*NOTE: The Theatre major, the Music major, the Theatre Education major, the Music Education major, the Theatre minor, and the Music minor will no longer be offered after the 2020-21 academic year. 

If you’re interested in participating in music or theatre, there are numerous performing arts opportunities available, including marching band, numerous choirs, and a vibrant community theatre.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree program provides a balance between classroom instructional experiences and the applied practice of music. Students take music history, theory, and pedagogy classes along with private instrumental or voice lessons. Numerous performance opportunities allow students to demonstrate their skills as members of a musical ensemble as well as soloists.

Bachelor of Arts in Education: Music, Pre K-Adult

  • Music Curriculum 77 SEM. HRS. 
  • General Studies Requirements 30 SEM. HRS. 
  • Professional Education Courses 39 SEM. HRS. 
  • Music Theory - 18 credits
  • Music History and Appreciation - 9 credits
  • Conducting - 4 credits
  • Major Ensemble Participation - 7 credits min
  • Applied Music - 26 credits
  • Music Education - 13 credits
  • General Studies - 30 credits
  • Professional Education - 39 credits

Career Opportunities

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education will be able to seek employment in primary or secondary schools as Music Specialists, and they will be prepared to continue their education in graduate school. 
  • Public or private school music teacher
  • Advanced degree opportunities in Music and Education fields
  • Community performing groups
  • Church music director

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

Music Education Major Model Schedule