BMus in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The BMus in Music Education is an intensive, professional preparatory degree program which readies students for K-12 teaching licensure as classroom choral or instrumental music educators. The program is designed for active work in the schools. 

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From the first day in "Intro to Music Education" through the final semester of the student-teaching practicum, music education majors prepare themselves in the arts of teaching and musicianship that will allow graduates--and their students--to thrive in the classroom.

Learn more about music education at the University of Minnesota.

Program highlights include:

  • Active participation in music teaching begins in the Introduction to Music Teaching and Learning course
  • Fieldwork from the beginning and throughout the degree program observing and working with teachers in the Greater Twin Cities area 
  • Music education faculty that supports undergraduate teacher preparation through the career and job-seeking process
  • Opportunities to student teach abroad, through Global Student Teaching
  • An active chapter of NAfME Collegiate, a student-led organization dedicated to professional development for preservice educators


Completion of a BMus in music education results in eligibility for state licensure in a student's chosen concentration area.

Learn more about music education at the University of Minnesota.

Sub-plans

Instrumental

The instrumental sub-plan is for students interested in teaching band, orchestra, or general classroom music for K–12 students in the state of Minnesota. Students in this major will pursue coursework in instrumental techniques, methods and conducting, applied instrumental courses, and will participate in band or orchestra and a jazz or similar ensemble. View major requirements.

Choral (Piano Emphasis)

This sub-plan is for students who want to teach choral and classroom music at the elementary and secondary level. Completion of this degree program meets licensure requirements for teaching choral and general classroom music for K–12 in the state of Minnesota. Students will take courses in applied piano, general music, basic and choral conducting, pedagogy, style and diction, and voice. Music education majors will also participate in a choral ensemble. View major requirements.

Choral (Vocal Emphasis)

This sub-plan is for students who want to teach choral and classroom music at the elementary and secondary level. Completion of this degree program meets licensure requirements for teaching choral and general classroom music for K–12 in the state of Minnesota. Vocal emphasis students will pusure coursework in voice, general music, basic and choral conducting, pedagogy, style and diction, and piano. Music education majors will also participate in a choral ensemble. View major requirements.

We also offer a music education post baccalaureate licensure certificate for students with who have already earned a bachelor's degree in music.

Requirements

 

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