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Music Education, B.M.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Shawnee, OK, United States
The Music Education program of Oklahoma Baptist University is offered through the Division of Music in the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, and the Division of Teacher Education in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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All students within the division study music theory and history, develop skills in a primary and secondary musical area, have multiple solo and ensemble performance experiences and are guided by faculty members who are professional, compassionate and committed to the call of Christ. The Music Education program of Oklahoma Baptist University prepares students to become certified and successful music teachers in both general music and either vocal or instrumental music in pre-K-12 grade public and private schools.

What makes an OBU Music Education degree special?

Students in the music education degree program have numerous on- and off-campus experiences to prepare them for their career as a music educator. In addition to learning from gifted faculty members and being mentored by master teachers, students observe and participate in junior and senior high school instrumental and vocal events hosted by the Division of Music, enroll and engage in Oklahoma Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education and have opportunities to teach private lessons through the Preparatory Department of OBU. 

What are OBU grads doing with their Bachelor of Music Education degree?

Bachelor of Music Education graduates are in high demand and have enjoyed a near-100% job placement rate. Many also pursue graduate studies and serve churches in volunteer, part-time and full-time capacities.

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:

  • Music Education
  • Elementary/General Music Methods
  • Musical Stage Production
  • Secondary Vocal Music Methods
  • Student Teaching Music in the Elementary School
  • Student Teaching Music in the Secondary School

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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