Bachelor of Music Education

Music Education degrees are unique in that the result of the program not only enhances the student's personal skills as a musician, providing opportunities for further development, but the program also prepares the student for teaching others how to explore their own musical interests and talents.

The Department of Music at offers the Bachelor of Music, Music Education and Master of Music, Music Education degrees with three different fields of concentration attached to each in order to accommodate the background, musical preferences and educational goals of students interested in Music Education as a professional career choice.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in music education will receive their degree from the College of Liberal Arts; however, students must also meet certain requirements of the College of Education to qualify for student teaching and state certification. Find out specific information about both College of Liberal Arts and College of Education requirements on the specific degree program pages linked below.

Goals of the Music Education Program include:

  • Development of personal musical skills in both solo performance and interactive ensemble performance platforms;
  • Development of single instrument performance skills sufficient for classroom instruction, accompaniment and tutoring;
  • Development of skills for classroom interaction, designing lesson plans and classroom strategies that will compel students to learn;
  • Development of an efficient, marketable depth of knowledge in music theory, music history, musicology, ethnomusicology, classical and contemporary music traditions, music technology and musical engineering trends;
  • Development of conducting skills for directing small and large ensembles;
  • Development of the oral and writing skills needed for classroom instruction and school related administrative duties that often accompany a music teaching career.


  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education - Instrumental Track
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education - Voice Track
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education - General Music Education Track

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