The Music Education program provides students with the thorough training necessary to be a successful music educator in the public schools of North Carolina and the region. The program includes seven semesters of lessons, courses in teaching the various musical instruments and voice, music education methods and materials and a semester of student teaching. The School offers two concentrations within this degree program:
The Instrumental Music concentration prepares students to teach beginning band, concert band, and marching band in middle school and high school.
The Choral/General Music concentration prepares students for a career in teaching general music at the elementary school level or choral music at the middle- or high-school level.
NOTE: Candidates for the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education (B.M.) also receive the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree.
Our graduates enjoy an excellent rate of placement into teaching positions. The B.M./B.S.Ed. program is jointly administered with the College of Education and Allied Professions.
The B.M./B.S.Ed. in Music Education requires 128 total hours. Students receiving the B.M. degree in Music with a concentration in Choral/General or Instrumental Music Education will also receive the B.S.Ed. degree in Music Education from the College of Education and Allied Professions. Both the Choral/General and the Instrumental concentrations require completion of the Professional Education Sequence During the sophomore year, Music Education students must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements.
Music Education majors may follow a prescribed schedule of study to complete their degree in eight
View the eight-semester plan for the B.M./B.S.Ed. Instrumental Music Education concentration
Music education majors who are in their junior year and are interested in gaining additional experience with music technology may choose to complete the Certificate in Music Technology. This program provides music students with an opportunity to develop enhanced competence in music technology, including MIDI, synthesis, digital audio and recording arts.