Bachelor of Music

The awarding of the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music education is contingent on successful completion of required courses in the following areas: (1) theory, music history, and literature; (2) applied music and ensembles; (3) general education core; (4) methodology (B.M.E.); and (5) professional education core.

The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music education leads to initial certification in the state of Mississippi. Upon completion of the degree and designated state prerequisites (standardized tests), recipients will be qualified to teach school music in grades K-12.

All music education majors must take the PRAXIS I examination for admission to Teacher Education. Students are encouraged to take the examination during the first semester of the sophomore year, but, in all cases, it must be taken during the sophomore year and prior to advancement to upper level (300) music courses.

Continuing as a music scholarship recipient is contingent upon the successful completion of PRAXIS I by the end of the sophomore year. Both PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II must be successfully completed prior to student teaching. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all major courses.

In addition to the auditions and entrance examinations required for all students, other requirements include: ensembles, juries and recitals, and proficiency examinations. 

        Policies and Procedures for Admission to Teacher Education
        Admission to Student Teaching
        State Certification  

 

The following are the suggested curriculum guidelines for the three areas of the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music education. These curriculum guidelines are for students beginning on or after the fall semester of 2010.

             Instrumental                  Piano                   Vocal  

 

The following are the suggested curriculum guidelines for students beginning before the fall semester of 2010.

            Instrumental                  Piano                    Vocal