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Bachelor of Music Education

Teachers in Texas public schools are required by law to hold a valid Texas teacher's certificate for the subject to which they are assigned. The Bachelor of Music Education program leads to an all-level certificate in music, enabling our graduates to teach band, choir, orchestra, or elementary general music.

All students must meet the requirements for a provisional teacher's certificate and the requirement for a Bachelor of Music Education Degree to teach music in most states, including Texas.

In this section, you can find information about course progressions, degree plans, evaluations, and the student teaching process. We'd love to talk to you, so if you'd like more information about the BME program at Baylor, contact us via the Request Info link below.

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Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1150 Diction I
MUS 1151 Diction II
MUS 1152 Diction III
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3132 Choral Methods I
MUS 3232 Choral Methods II
MUS 3261 Choral Conducting
MUS 3331 Music in the Elementary School
MUS 4337 Choral Literature
MUS 3334 OR 3337 Secondary Choral Music OR Elementary School Music (as needed)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Education
MUS 1331 Technology for Music Educators
Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1150 Diction I
MUS 1151 Diction II
MUS 1152 Diction III
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3132 Choral Methods I
MUS 3232 Choral Methods II
MUS 3261 Choral Conducting
MUS 3331 Music in the Elementary School
MUS 4337 Choral Literature
MUS 3334 OR 3337 Secondary Choral Music OR Elementary School Music (as needed)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Education
MUS 1331 Technology for Music Educators
Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1117 Violin Methods (odd years)
MUS 1118 Viola Methods (even years)
MUS 1120 Cello Methods (even years)
MUS 1121 Double Bass Methods (odd years)
MUS 1216 Band Techniques for String Majors (even years)
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3260 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 3231 String Methods
MUS 3335 Instrumental Music in the Secondary School
MUS 1130 String Chamber Music (4 semesters)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Education
MUS 1331 Techology for Music Educators
Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1111 Flute / Saxophone Methods
MUS 1112 Oboe / Bassoon Methods
MUS 1113 Clarinet Methods
MUS 1114 Trumpet / Horn Methods
MUS 1115 Low Brass Methods
MUS 1116 String Methods
MUS 1119 Percussion Methods
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3260 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 3335 Instrumental Music in the Secondary School
MUS 4219 Marching Band & Jazz Pedagogy
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Chamber Music (4 semesters)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Ed
MUS 1331 Technology for Music Educators
MUS 1102 Marching Band (2 semesters)
Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1111 Flute / Saxophone Methods
MUS 1112 Oboe / Bassoon Methods
MUS 1113 Clarinet Methods
MUS 1114 Trumpet / Horn Methods
MUS 1115 Low Brass Methods
MUS 1116 Strings Methods
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3260 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 3335 Instrumental Methods in Secondary Schools
MUS 4219 Marching Band & Jazz Pedagogy
MUEN 1133 Percussion Chamber Music (4 semesters)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Ed
MUS 1331 Technology for Music Educators
MUEN 1102 Marching Band (2 semesters)
Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
MUS 1111 Flute / Saxophone Methods
MUS 1112 Oboe / Bassoon Methods
MUS 1113 Clarinet Methods
MUS 1114 Trumpet / Horn Methods
MUS 1115 Low Brass Methods
MUS 1116 Strings Methods
MUS 1119 Percussion Methods
MUS 2260 Elementary Conducting
MUS 3260 Instrumental Conducting
MUS 3335 Instrumental Music in Secondary Schools
MUS 4219 Marching Band & Jazz Pedagogy
MUEN 1131 Brass Chamber Music (4 semesters)
MUS 1330 Intro to Music Ed
MUS 1331 Technology for Music Educators
MUEN 1102 Marching Band (2 semesters)

Milestones

Students in Baylor's BME Program have the option to complete their journey on their own schedule. Typically students finish in between four and five years. No matter the length of your Baylor journey, there are five significant milestones every student passes on their way to graduation.

Audition

Every student seeking a music degree at Baylor, education or otherwise, must audition and be accepted to the School of Music. For information on audition dates, specific audition requirements for your performance area, and information on how to apply, click here.

Admission

To study in the Baylor Music Education program, you must be accepted to:

  • Baylor University
  • Baylor School of Music

Once you are accepted to both programs, you have been admitted into BME study! To apply to Baylor University, click here. To apply to the School of Music, click here.

BME Evaluation

During the second year of study, every BME student undergoes a review process prior to entering upper-level study in the Baylor Music School and for admission into the Teacher Education Program. This evaluation is designed to assess our students' musical and academic performance and fitness for continued study towards a BME. The experience is intended to be an honest conversation about each student's future We want every student that graduates from our program to be ready for the joys and challenges that teaching music can bring. To preview the evaluation form for BME Evaluations, click here.

Recital

In the final year of study, all BME students are required to give a 25-minute recital. This recital is the capstone project of a student's applied music study at Baylor, and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the outstanding musicianship learned in years of study. For more information on student recitals, click here.

Student Teaching

You made it! The final semester of the BME is completed off-campus, in the classroom as you combine everything you've learned during your student teaching. We work with our students as much as possible to provide assignments in line with their career goals. Student teaching takes place either in Waco, or in communities within a 200-mile radius of the Baylor campus. Student teaching is challenging, rewarding, and a big step on your journey as a music educator. For more information on student teaching, click here.