Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education degree program major is offered through the College of Music and Fine Arts. For more information about the Bachelor of Music Education major, learning objectives, faculty, and student opportunities, please visit the School of Music Website.

School of Music Faculty & Staff

Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL)

In addition to completing the core requirements, students must complete a sequence of courses for a particular music education field. Available sequences are Instrumental (Instrumental or Keyboard Applied area) and Vocal (Keyboard or Vocal Applied Area).

Course Descriptions:

Common Curriculum Requirements


Music education candidate progress is determined by assessment measures employed at transition portals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Portal 1- (Freshman)

  • Acceptance to College of Music and Fine Arts (Freshman)
  • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in Prelude to Music Education and Foundations of Multicultural Education*

Portal 2- (Sophomore — Junior)

  • Methods courses and field components: M200, M250, M308, M306
  • Praxis II in Principles of Learning and Teaching, Praxis Music
  • Junior Recital

Portal 3- (Senior)

  • Intern Teaching/Student Teaching Seminar
  • Remaining coursework
  • Completion of all other program requirements
  • Application for certification

Portal 4– Licensed Practice

  • Follow-up graduate surveys
  • LATAPP evaluations
  • To be eligible for graduation and state certification, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the grade of a C (2.0) or better in all music and professional education courses.

* Our Lady of Holy Cross (OLHCC) consortium

Internship Teaching

The culminating experience in music teacher education is teaching internship. Internship teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During internship teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Intern teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music education department and a mentor teacher in the school.

Upon successful completion of the internship, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree and certification with the state of Louisiana. Faculty review may require probation, or removal of teacher candidate, for a given period. The services of the university counseling center are available for the purpose of career counseling to assist student teacher candidates.

State Certification in Music Education

To be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans for certification as a K — 12 vocal or instrumental teacher in Louisiana, the teacher candidate must fulfill all the requirements specified by the department for the degree program in music education. The degree program incorporates all the requirements for certification by the State of Louisiana for teaching in grades K – 12. Certification requirements for Louisiana including reciprocity with other states are established by the Louisiana State Department of Education and are subject to change. Any such changes will be incorporated into the teacher preparation programs.