Academics

bachelor of music education

The Bachelor of Music Education is a degree designed to enable students to be educated and certified as professional music educators. Our unique 4:1 student to teacher ratio ensures each student the individual attention desired in a professional setting.

Instrumental: Course Sequence: Core Requirements: Checklist [PDF]

  • The curriculum in instrumental music education is designed to prepare instrumental music teachers for positions in junior high schools and high schools.
  • Students who complete this program are fully qualified for licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • This program provides the student with a balanced curriculum, combining the practical and theoretical aspects of music education.
  • To insure core competency necessary for the field, all instrumental majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam and all portions of the Upper Division Proficiency Exam (consult Departmental Handbook) and must participate in the University Band every semester of their attendance at MSU except the semester in which they student teach.
  • Students are advised to participate in more than two ensembles only after consultation with their advisor and/or the department head.
  • All Instrumental Music Education majors must study the same instrument in applied lessons for at least six semesters, the last of which will culminate in a Senior Recital.

Vocal: Course Sequence: Core Requirements: Checklist [PDF]

  • The curriculum in vocal music education is designed to prepare vocal music teachers for positions in elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools.
  • Students who complete this program are fully qualified for licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • This program provides the student with a balanced curriculum, combining the practical and theoretical aspects of music education.
  • To insure core competency necessary for the field, all vocal majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam and all portions of the Upper Division Proficiency Exam (consult Departmental Handbook) and must participate in the University Chorus every semester of their attendance at MSU except the semester in which they student teach.
  • Students are advised to participate in more than two ensembles only after consultation with their advisor and/or the department head.
  • All Vocal Music Education majors must study voice in applied lessons for at least six semesters, the last of which will culminate in a Senior Recital.

Keyboard: Course Sequence: Core Requirements: Checklist [PDF]

  • The curriculum in keyboard music education is designed to prepare music teachers for positions in elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools.
  • Students who complete this program are fully qualified for licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • This program provides the student with a balanced curriculum, combining the practical and theoretical aspects of music education.
  • To insure core competency necessary for the field, all keyboard majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam and all portions of the Upper Division Proficiency Exam (consult Departmental Handbook) and must participate in the University Chorus every semester of their attendance at MSU except the semester in which they student teach.
  • Students are advised to participate in more than two ensembles only after consultation with their advisor and/or the department head.
  • All Keyboard Music Education majors must study piano in applied lessons for at least six semesters, the last of which will culminate in a Senior Recital.

Guitar: Course Sequence: Core Requirements: Checklist [PDF]

  • The curriculum in guitar music education is designed to prepare music teachers for positions in elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools.
  • Students who complete this program are fully qualified for licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • This program provides the student with a balanced curriculum, combining the practical and theoretical aspects of music education.
  • To insure core competency necessary for the field, all guitar majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam and all portions of the Upper Division Proficiency Exam (consult Departmental Handbook) and must participate in the University Chorus every semester of their attendance at MSU except the semester in which they student teach.
  • Students are advised to participate in more than two ensembles only after consultation with their advisor and/or the department head.
  • All Guitar Music Education majors must study guitar in applied lessons for at least six semesters, the last of which will culminate in a Senior Recital.