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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

MUSI 1000 (B.M. with cert. - seven semesters)

0

MUSI 1117, 1211, 1306, 1312, 2116, 2117, 2311, 2312

17

MUSI 1182, 2181, 2182, or music electives

3

MUSI 3251, 3340, 3341, 4152, 4230

11

MUAP 1201, 1202*

4

MUAP 2201, 2202*

4

MUAP 3201, 3202*

4

MUAP 4199

1
Major ensemble (lower division) 4

Major ensemble (upper division - B.M. with cert. - 3 hours)

3

Music (specialization area)

11



Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 1315 3

Computational and Applied Math 1351,
Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313

3
English 1301, 1302 6
General Studies 1181 1
History 1301, 1302 6
Language, Philosophy, and Culture: 
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331,
Philosophy 1301, 2306
3
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101,
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117,
Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104
8
Political Science 2305, 2306 6
Social and Behavioral Science:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics, 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3

*Applied study in the major instrument. 

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.

Specializations

Teacher Certification - Instrumental/Piano or Voice** The B.M. with a specialization in Teacher Certification is designed to provide the student with certification to teach music at all public school grade levels in Texas. The 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. Students will declare either a vocal or instrumental emphasis. 

Teacher Certification - Instrumental/Piano
  Hours

MUAP 4101

1

MUSI 1183, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188

5

MUSI 3233, 3234, 4132

5
Teacher Certification - Voice
  Hours

MUAP 4101

1

MUSI 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188

2

MUSI 2183, 2184

2

MUSI 3233, 3235, 4131, 4190

6
Professional Education
  Hours

Education 4315, 4321, 4322, 4974

18

Educational Psychology 3303

3

Reading 4320

3

**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.