What You Will Learn
What Is The Music Education Degree?
The Bachelor of Music Education is housed within the College of Education for teacher
licensure in secondary education. The curriculum provides the option to choose an
area of emphasis from the following list: Instrumental Music, Keyboard Instrumental
Music, Vocal Music, or Keyboard Vocal Music. Advanced work through teaching internships
are required for the program to achieve the licensure requirements in grades 4 through
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Stylistic characteristics such as rhythm, melody, and harmony.
- Recognition of historically significant composers, performers, and media.
- Western music history.
- Familiarity with music theory, including pitch, intervals, and compositional structure.
- Ability to perform in chosen applied field with proficiency, both solo and in ensembles.
- Performance of scales and functional skills on piano.
- Class management theories & teaching skills to function in a public school classroom.
- Training in instructional technology for the classroom.
What courses will I take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
- Music Education - Instrumental
- Music Education - Keyboard & Instrumental
- Music Education - Keyboard & Vocal
- Music Education - Vocal
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- American Academy of Teachers of Singing
- American Bandmasters Association
- American Choral Directors Association
- American Orff-Schulwerk Assocation
- Arkansas Music Educators Association
- Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association
- College Band Directors Association
- Dalcroze Society of America
- International Society for Music Education
- Music Teachers National Association
- National Association for Music Education
- National Association of Teachers of Singing
- Organization of American Kodaly Educators
- Suzuki Association of the Americas
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Music field vary from composition and copyediting to performance and ensemble leadership. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in ensemble management, civic outreach, and music librarian work.
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach at the junior
or senior high level, opportunities also exist within the realms of public education,
private lessons to adults and/or children, and graduate studies.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Music Education Degree?
For more information about the Music Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog.