Bachelor of Music in Music Studies

Admission Requirements

The Music Studies (teaching preparation) program prepares students to enter our Master of Music Education (Teaching Certification) program, which qualifies students for Initial Teacher Licensure through the Massachusetts Department of Education in K-12 Instrumental/Vocal/General teaching.

  1. Though prospective Music Studies students may take some elective courses for their specialization in the freshman and sophomore years, admission to the program of professional studies requires formal application to the Coordinator of Music Education prior to the junior year but no later than upon completion of 60 credit hours;
  2. Prospective music studies students must pass courses in music including Musicianship and Analysis, Conducting, Music History, Applied Music, and Ensembles;
  3. Prospective music studies students must pass two semesters of College Writing with a grade of ‘C’ or better; and
  4. Prospective music studies students must achieve a cumulative average of 2.750 or better overall and achieve the same cumulative average in the aggregate of music courses.

Retention Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum of 2.750 cumulative averages in all coursework attempted.

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Application for Professional Certification

For students seeking teacher certification, a Master of Music Education (Teaching Certification) program that includes advanced music education and Core Curriculum course work and then the student teaching practicum is available at the university. For more information see graduate catalog.