The Bachelor of Music in music education is a comprehensive, professional degree program that prepares students for careers in teaching K-12 music in public and private schools. Students complete the core and may select one of two tracks: choral/vocal or instrumental based on their applied background and their teaching interests. Applicants must be accepted through audition and have achieved a 21 or higher on their ACT examination or a minimum 1470 combined score on the SAT examination.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music with teacher certification should review that portion of the university catalog relating to teacher education. Upon approval to pursue the music teacher education program, students must schedule an appointment with the certification specialist in the College of Education and Human Services. Music students should follow the guidelines for certification listed under “Secondary Education.”
Candidates for certification must meet the Kentucky Department of Education certification requirements in both general and professional education. Students wishing to be certified in a state other than Kentucky are responsible for knowing and meeting the certification requirements of that state. Each student should work in close consultation with an advisor in order to meet all non-music requirements. All degree emphases in music education are exempt from the requirement to complete a minor or focus.