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Music Teaching, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Billings, MT, United States
The faculty of Montana State University Billings recognizes that the preparation of teachers is an all- University responsibility. Therefore, the various programs for the preparation of teachers represent a cooperative effort by the colleges and departments involved in teacher education. This Music Teaching program is offered by Montana State University Billings.
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The College of Education is dedicated to:

  • Preparing competent, caring and committed professionals for Montana’s schools;
  • Conducting socially significant research to improve the human condition;
  • Providing community service aimed at improving the quality of life experienced by Montanans; and
  • Providing graduate education designed for the continuing development of professionals.

Operating Principles

To successfully implement the University’s mission, the faculty and staff adhere to the following operating principles
  • All people are entitled to educational programs committed to assisting each individual develop self-knowledge and to promote physical, social, mental, intellectual and spiritual health in a manner enhancing dignity and respect.
  • Educational programs enable students to think critically and analytically, make independent decisions, develop social consciousness and recognize the importance of making productive contributions to a multicultural society.
  • Education programs are committed to the concept of equal opportunity.
  • Educators are committed to the ethical principles of the profession.
  • Teachers are facilitators of learning, able to assist and direct the natural learning processes of their students.
  • Professionals in education have the skills and understanding necessary to assist people from different cultures and those with disabling conditions.
  • Professional preparation programs are interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Professionals in education have a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts.
  • Professional preparation programs have sequential and increasingly intense supervised field experience to allow for the guided demonstration of clinical skills.
  • Research conducted by the academic community searches for solutions to specific human problems.
  • Faculty are actively engaged in community education programs to assist with the implementation of current, empirically validated practices.
  • In support of lifelong learning by professionals in education, the faculty are committed to providing regular in-service education.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education and Democracy 
  • Human Growth and Development/Lab 
  • Educational Psychology and Measurement 
  • Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • Drugs and Alcohol 
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 
  • Secondary Junior Field 
  • Introduction to Curriculum Planning/Practice 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • ACT composite score of 22 or
  • SAT combined math and verbal score of 1030 or
  • 2.5 grade point average or
  • Rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19245 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Montana Residents

  • 1940$ per 1-5 credits
  • 5220$ per 1-5 credits

Living costs for Billings

  • 945 - 1960 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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