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Music Education - Vocal, BME

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
Enrolling in the Music Education - Vocal program of the Southeast Missouri State University provides specialization in either the vocal or instrumental areas and includes coursework from the College of Education. Completion of this degree track grants the student certification to teach in the state of Missouri.
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The Music Education - Vocal program of the Southeast Missouri State University differs from that of many other universities by providing you with extensive field experience, beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during your freshman year and culminating in a full semester of student teaching during your senior year.  Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Bachelor of Music Education graduates work in education, business, and arts industries. Examples of job titles teacher, professor, program coordinator, director, chair and dean.

Majors participate in a wide range of vocal ensembles and Opera Workshop.

What You'll Do

  • Grow as a musician through the study of singing, playing piano and conducting.
  • Deepen your skill and understanding of the art of teaching music.
  • Perform in a wide range of performing ensembles, such as University Choir and Opera Workshop
  • Gain real-world experiences through Project Based Learning, professional organizations such as NAfME and ACDA Collegiate Chapters, and a sequence of 4 semesters of field experience in local schools.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Public School Music Teacher
  • Private School Music Teacher
  • Church Musician
  • Private Lesson
  • Instructor 4 semesters of field experience, culminating in a semester-long student teaching internship in area schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choral Tech: Elementary & Secondary
  • Choral Literature
  • Applied Piano
  • Singer’s Diction
  • Conducting/Choral Lit
  • Vocal Pedagogy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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