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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Instrumental Music

Bachelor of Music Education


As appropriate for elementary and secondary licensure in music education, the program of study for the Bachelor of Music degree includes coursework and field experiences at the elementary and secondary levels. Courses specific to instrumental teaching techniques and literature prepare students for entry into the field. The field experiences provide the necessary breadth and depth in observing and applying best pedagogical approaches and use of appropriate materials for music learning in vocal and general music.

Why Music Education?

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Music Education degree are certified to teach music in grades K-12 in the state of Arkansas. Students often complete graduate study to pursue careers in higher education.

Required Courses

Students must meet requirements set by the College of Education for entry into the Education Program.

  • THEA 2503 – Fine Arts - Theatre
  • ART 2503 – Fine Arts - Visual (Required Departmental Gen. Ed. Option)
  • PSY 2013 – Introduction to Psychology
  • SCOM 1203 – Oral Communication

Students must pass an oral communication exam before admittance into the Teacher Education Program. Students who fail the exam must take SCOM 1203, Oral Communication.

  • POSC 2103 – Introduction to United States Government

Students must pass a proficiency exam in their major applied area to begin upper-level study.


NASAD LogoThis degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. NASM is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines.