Majoring in Music Education involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective vocal or instrumental music teacher (K-12) and lifelong learner. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 93 to 104 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the music education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).
You’ll also keep it real in a series of classes, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice, plus take content courses in the music department. Because we design our music education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching vocal or instrumental music in grades K-12 within private or public elementary and secondary schools.