Applicants who do not have a Bachelors Degree in Music from an accredited institution but have earned a Bachelors Degree should be prepared to complete the entire professional education curriculum (everything other than the liberal arts core of 36 hours required of music education majors at Ball State). This is a challenging 100 credit hour program with a very structured sequence (see Four Year Plans). Virtually all courses are offered during the day in fall and spring terms. It is not possible to pursue this licensure program via evening and/or summer classes.
Admission to this program begins by submitting required materials to the Ball State Educational Licensing Office. Applications for music licensing will be forwarded to the Coordinator of Music Education. As part of the admissions process, a transcript evaluation will be completed to identify any courses that may transfer and count toward licensure requirements. A School of Music audition is required. Accepted candidates must have earned Indiana passing scores on all sections of the CASA or Praxis 1 before registering for classes.
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