Music Education (Music Studies)
Texas State Music Education Program
The Music Education program at Texas State University offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies with all-level Teacher Certification (in music in Texas). Entering students may study instrumental music education (for winds percussion, or strings), choral music education (for vocalists), or mariachi music education, which prepares them for positions as band, orchestra, choir, mariachi, or elementary music teachers. Students may elect to add a minor in Composition, Jazz, Mariachi, and/or Opera to this degree program. Please consult the undergraduate course catalog to learn about the requirements for this degree. Historically, students in this degree program have successfully been employed in music programs throughout the state.
At the master’s level, Texas State University offers a Master of Music in Music Education degree that can be completed during the long semesters or across three summer sessions.
Music Education Degree Programs
- Graduate + Certification
- Master of Music - Music Education Degree with a Teaching Certification
Professional Development Series - Guest Speakers
- Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell, Emeritus Professor, Music Education & Ethnomusicology, University of Washington, Created World Music Pedagogy - History & Dimensions of World Music Pedagogy
- American Eurhythmics Society Master Teaching Artist - Steve Robbins
- Lorelei Batislaong, Associate Professor of Music Education, Baldwin Wallace University - Culturally Responsive Teaching in Orff
- Dr. Loneka Battiste, Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Tennessee - Culturally Responsive Teaching in Kodály
- Dr. Kedmon Mapana, Senior Lecturer & Head of University of Dar es Salaam Department of Creative Arts - Music of Tanzania
- Dr. Sarah Bartolome, Associate Professor of Music Education, Northwestern University - World Music Pedagogy
- Lauren Bain, Past President of Kodály Educators of Texas - Kodály Method for the Elementary and Choral Classroom
Resources for Current Students
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