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.
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.
Arkansas State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.