2020-2021 Catalog with Addendum 
    May 22, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

All-Level Teacher Certification - Vocal Concentration, BM (MTVA)

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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. Normally, this degree takes four and a half years to complete.

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: 26 Credit Hours

Vocal Concentration

Major Concentration (major lessons)

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

Piano Proficiency


Total: 30 Credit Hours

Professional Requirements

Choose 1 of the following courses:

Total: 16-19 Credit Hours


Minimum - 0 Credit Hours

Total Major Hours: 72-75

Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education

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

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: 128

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

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