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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, B.A.

Offered by Music , the Music Education, B.A. leads to certification in K-12 music education in either instrumental or choral music.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 108 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major except where otherwise indicated

Course Requirements

Recital Preparation

Complete 3 credits of the following:

Private Lessons

Complete 12 credits from the following:

Advanced Private Lessons

Complete 6 credits from the following:

K-12 Music Education Track (21-23 credits)

Complete one of the following tracks:

Instrumental Music Education

The Instrumental Music Education Track consists of 23 credits.

Choral Music Education

The Choral Music Education track consists of 21 credits.

Education Certification Requirements (30 credits)

Students pursuing the Music Education, B.A. apply for acceptance into the education department and complete coursework in education as required by the State of Maryland for teacher certification. Please see Education  for details and requirements.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master’s degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/nontraditional/accelerated/