2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog

All-Level Teacher Certification - Instrumental Concentration, BM (MTIA)

The Bachelor of Music degree with Teacher Certification qualifies students to teach music in early childhood through twelfth-grade settings while providing the foundation in music essential to the professional musician.  

University Requirements

Please see the University Requirements  section of this catalog.

Major Requirements

Music Specialization Skills


Recital Seminar

  • Eight semesters, credit or non-credit Credit Hours: 0

Performance Ensemble

  • Each semester (except during Student Teaching), credit or non-credit Credit Hours: 0

Total: 27 Credit Hours

Instrumental Concentration

Major Concentration

  • MPIM or MUPM (MUPM for pianists only) - Credit Hours: 14


May substitute 2 hours in an ensemble if piano proficiency exam is passed.

  • 2 hours of MUPC and/or MUPN (or proficiency passed) Credit Hours: 2


Total: 23 Credit Hours

Professional Requirements


Minimum - Credit Hours: 0

Total Major Hours: 75

Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education

In accordance with Texas state law, students must meet the admission criteria .

Other Graduation Requirements

Pass the piano proficiency exam, sophomore proficiency exam and present a senior recital.

Minimum grade in each required music course: C
Minimum GPA in major: 2.75
Minimum GPA for graduation: 2.75
Minimum advanced hours: 33
Minimum total hours: 131

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.