The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Music Studies. The undergraduate degree in Music Studies is geared towards students seeking a career as a music educator. The coursework focuses on musicianship, performance, and pedagogy. The extensive in-depth school and community-based teaching experiences are embedded from freshman year through graduation. The emphasis on learner-centered pedagogies, working with diverse student populations, innovative methods infusing technology and creativity, prepares students for advanced study in school-based music education, studio teaching, community arts, and music outreach programs. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Music in Music Studies program maintaining a minimum of a 3.000 GPA will be prepared to enter the Master of Music in Music Education (Teaching Option) leading towards initial licensure. Music Studies undergraduate students seeking to enroll in the Master of Music in Music Education (Teaching Option) program, which prepares them for certification, must apply separately to that program.
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