Instrumental Music (Grades Early Childhood - 12th)

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Music degree in All-Level Instrumental Education is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The instrumental music education degree is an interdisciplinary program that requires study in both the School of Education and the School of Music and leads to a Texas state teaching certification to teach instrumental music in Early Childhood through 12th grade.

The instrumental music education degree program provides students opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching, as well as extensive training through field-based observation. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, instrumental music education majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.

To help them fully embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the instrumental music education program, majors enhance their learning experience through membership in the student organizations of both the School of Education and the School of Music. 

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in music education will complete 54 hours of upper-level study compiled from professional education courses like Principles and Practices in Education and field-specific studies such as Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, and History and Literature of Western Music.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Music Education Degree in instrumental music for teaching all grades requires 124 course hours.  A state test must be taken in order to do student teaching.  Music and education courses are required for this degree.

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Faculty

The School of Education has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • NAfME – National Association for Music Educators
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education are invited to join.
    Students take part in activities such as attending the state education conference, mentoring area high school students, and developing arts advocacy skills and other professional skills.

Careers

  • Pre-School Music Teacher
  • Elementary Music Teacher
  • Middle School Music Teacher
  • High School Music Teacher
  • Band Director
  • Private Music Teacher

 

School of Education Events

September 28, 2018

Strategic Planning Listenin...

Plainview CampusStrategic Planning Listening SessionsStrengthening Image and Influence Where It CountsFacilitators - Dr. Kevin Ludlum and Dr. Bobby...
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Multi-Purpose Room - LRC

October 5, 2018

First rotation of student t...

Student teachers end their first rotation in the classroom.
All Day Plainview Campus

October 8, 2018

Student Teaching second rot...

The second roation of student teaching begins.
All Day Plainview Campus

October 10, 2018

Guest Lecture by Poet Chera...

ENGL 3307, Creative Writing.  Everyone is invited.
1:45pm - 3pm, Gates Hall

October 10, 2018

Poet Chera Hammons

Hammons will provide a poetry reading from her recent book. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
4pm - 6pm, Gates Hall

October 12, 2018

Languages and Culture Festival

The Spanish Club and Sigma Tau Delta, in support with the School of Languages and Literature, will host a Languages and Culture Festival for area h...
9am - 3pm, Gates Hall

January 14, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 1, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching first rotation ends
All Day Plainview Campus

April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

Plainview Campus Student Te...

Plainview Campus Student Teaching second rotation ends
All Day Plainview Campus

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211

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