Master's Degree PLUS Teaching License option

Applicants who have earned a Bachelors Degree in Music from an accredited institution may wish to consider pursuing licensure and the Master’s Degree in parallel. Those interested in this option will seek admission as a candidate for the Master of Arts in Music (MA) degree with an emphasis in Music Education. Parallel to completing all requirements for the desired license (determined separately), candidates will pursue the following curriculum:

Music (22-27 Credit Hours)

  • Applied studies: 4 hours from private study, conducting, and ensemble;
    minimum of 1 hour on principal instrument
  • History/Musicology: two courses, one must be core; 5-6 hours
  • Theory/Composition: two courses, one must be core; 4-6 hours
  • Music Education: 6 hours selected from:
    • MUSE 600 (3)
    • MUSE 610 (3)
    • MUSE 620 (3)
    • MUSE 640 (3)
    • MUSE 650 (3)
    • MUSE 660 (3)
    • Research: MUSE 668 (3)

    Electives (3-5 Credit Hours)
    Required Professional Education courses for licensure may be counted here:

      • EDMU 660
      • EDPS 600
      • EDPS 603
      • EDFO 631 OR 641 OR 651
      • MUSE 640
      • MUSE 650
      • MUSE 660

    Final Project (3 Credit Hours)
    RES 697

    Total Degree (30 semester hours)

    School of Music
    Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306

    Phone: 765-285-5400
    Fax: 765-285-5401
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