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Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Bachelor of Music

(Music major with all-level teacher certification* –
125 semester hours)

This program is designed to provide the student with certification to teach music at all public school grade levels. The student will choose either a choral or instrumental emphasis. Student must have been admitted into the Educator Preparation Program and must be currently satisfying admission standards before being allowed to enroll in Education 4315.

Required in Academic Major
  Hours

Music 1151, 1152, 1351, 1352, 2151, 2152, 2243, 2244, 2271, 2351, 2352

22
Music 3143, 3153, 3163, 3164,  3251, 3263, 3264, 3341, 3342, 4281, 4282, 4253 22
Music (diction -2 or class instruments -4) 2-4
Music (major instrument) 6-8
Music (piano class or minor instrument) 3
Music (major instrument advanced) 2
Music (ensemble) 1



Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 2301 3
Computational and Applied Math 1351,
Mathematics 1302, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1351
3
English 1301, 1302 6
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture:
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329,
Philosophy 2301, 2311
3
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1401, 1411,
Geography 2301/2101,
Geology 1401, 1402,
Physical Science 1301/1101, 1302/1102,
Physics 1301/1101, 1302/1102
8
Political Science 2301, 2302 6
Social and Behavioral Science:
Agricultural Economics 1331,
Economics, 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 1303, 2301,
Sociology 1303, 2301
3

Professional Education:
Education 4315, 4321, 4322, 4974,
Educational Psychology 3303,
Reading 4320

24

Electives

2

The above professional plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Music degree requirements. The B.M. degree with a major in Music requires a minimum of 125 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.

Departmental Requirements

Piano proficiency certification, successful completion of sophomore upper-level exam and senior-level recital in the major instrument, concert/recital attendance, participation in a large ensemble during all semesters enrolled except student teaching, and participation in a small ensemble for two semesters, are required by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

The student must pass a piano proficiency examination prior to admittance to the Teacher Education Program and perform a senior-level recital in the major instrument prior to student teaching. In addition, the student must meet the department concert/recital attendance requirement (see music student handbook) in order to graduate with a music degree.

 * Students must be admitted in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to enroll in any senior-level Education course or Reading 4320. For more information, visit the College of Education website.