2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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: 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.

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