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Music Education, B.M.

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This major is administered by the School of Performing Arts .

Teacher Certification:
K-12 Music


The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:


The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands


Consists of 89 credits.

Please see the information about the Professional Education Program and education curricula for teacher certification in the School of Education  section of this catalog. You must complete all requirements before you begin your student teaching/ internship semester.

Refer to the “School of Education” portion of the Education section earlier in this catalog for information about admission to the Professional Education Program and teacher certification requirements.

NOTE: To graduate with a comprehensive Music Education degree, completion of all teacher certification requirements, including student teaching in general music and an ensemble setting is required.

Applied music (major), 14 credits

Complete 300 level of study in voice, piano, or another instrument. Perform in juried public performance at appropriate level.

Large Ensemble, 7 credits

Take at least 7 credits of large ensemble on your major applied instrument (piano applied majors can choose a choir or instrumental ensebles). Required every semester enrolled except student teaching (1 credit per semester). (See Note 3 .) Piano majors: 1 credit from MUS 328  (taken in lieu of large ensemble upon course offering).

Complete one of the two following:

In addition, complete one of the two following elective banks which also each comprise the Certificate in Choral Music Teaching OR the Certificate in Instrumental Music Teaching in order to complete the B.M. in Music Education. You may elect to complete both, but completion of track that corresponds with your major instrument is required.

Elective Banks:

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