Midwestern State University offers the Bachelor of Music Degree with Teacher Certification degree (Vocal or Instrumental emphasis), the Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance degree (Vocal, Instrumental, or Keyboard emphasis), and the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Keyboard students choosing the Bachelor of Music Degree with Teacher Certification should choose either the vocal track or the instrumental track.
All of the degree plans listed here (pdf format) are for informational purposes only. The official course requirements are listed in the University catalog, available from the Registrar. All of the degree plans show total minimum required hours such as 120. The total hours for each degree do not include remedial coursework. The student should understand that dropping, failing, or having to retake any coursework will make it difficult to graduate in four years.
For the degrees with teacher certification, approximately 35% of coursework is in the core curriculum, 15% is in professional education coursework in the College of Education (including student teaching), and 50% of coursework is music classes. For the professional degrees in performance, approximately 35% of coursework is in the core curriculum and 65% of coursework is in music classes.
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
Students working toward teacher certification must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. To be admitted in fourth or fifth semester, the student must have a 2.5 gpa for the six hours of freshman English, have completed 60 hours of coursework with no grade below a "C" in the major area, and have an overall (all coursework) gpa of 2.75.
Students interested in participating in a music department ensemble or enfolling is a degree program at Midwestern state university should complete our Music Student Interest Form.