Oct 04, 2023
Offered by Music , the Music Education, B.A. leads to certification in K-12 music education in either instrumental or choral music.
- Minimum 108 credits
- Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major except where otherwise indicated
Music Core (26 credits)
Complete the following, including MUSC 179 and MUSC 211 with a minimum grade of ‘B’:
Additional Music Requirements (31 credits)
Complete 31 credits from the following:
Complete 3 credits of the following:
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.
Instrumental K-12 Methods
Complete 17 credits from the following:
Complete 6 ensemble courses over 6 different semesters selected from the following, including a minimum of 4 semesters from large instrumental ensembles MUSC 305 , MUSC 308 , and MUSC 320 .
Choral Music Education
The Choral Music Education track consists of 21 credits.
Choral K-12 Methods
Complete 15 credits from the following:
Complete 6 ensemble courses over 6 different semesters selected from the following, including a minimum of 4 semesters from MUSC 303 and a minimum of one semester of MUSC 304 :
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.
Advanced Education Courses
Complete the following with minimum grade of ‘B’:
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/