Bachelor of Music leading to Teacher Certification

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The degree offered for prospective music teachers at Lamar University is the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification. You will choose either an instrumental or choral concentration in music education. Usually, if you have played in band or orchestra in high school, you will follow the instrumental concentration. If you sang in choir or played piano and play no other instrument, you will follow the choral concentration.
Please see current undergraduate catalog for the appropriate degree plan.

The Undergraduate Music Education Program

The undergraduate music education program at Lamar leads to a Bachelor of Music degree with an all-level (EC-12) Texas teaching certificate in music. Students choose a concentration in either instrumental or choral music. They must complete the university general education requirements, as well as the department requirements for a music major. In addition, they must also attain teacher education candidacy and completion of student teaching as required by the College of Education and Human Development.

Click here to view the degree plan for the Bachelor of Music for music education.

Music majors seeking teacher certification will want to explore the website of the Department of Professional Pedagogy in the College of Education and Human Development. See also the following link for information about admission to the Educator Preparation Program.