K-12 Music Education Program at Eastern Michigan University offers undergraduate programs that lead to state endorsements. Our graduates find jobs as classroom teachers.

Undergraduate Programs

The K-12 Music Education programs include the following BME's: K-12 Music Education - Instrumental and K-12 Music Education - Vocal. Along with the liberal arts requirements, these programs lead to teacher certification for K-12 grades in various music classrooms.

  • K-12 Music Education - Instrumental [BME]

    The Bachelor of Music Education in K-12 Music Education - Instrumental Major is backed by nearly 160 years of music teaching excellence. Rely on our history of expertise to build a career as a music educator. This program, with a focus on instrumental music education, leads to initial certification for teaching music in grades K-12.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a blend of foundational study with hands-on, field-based learning. Small class sizes allow our faculty time to focus on individual students. A local, full-time student teaching placement during your senior year will cap your studies, preparing you for subject matter testing and teaching certification.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Standard Certificate with a K-12 Music (JQ) endorsement. This enables you to teach music in public and/or private school settings. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the School of Music and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

  • K-12 Music Education - Vocal [BME]

    The Bachelor of Music Education in K-12 Music Education - Vocal Major is backed by nearly 160 years of music teaching excellence. Rely on our history of expertise to build a career as a music educator. This program, with a focus on vocal music education, leads to initial certification for teaching music in grades K-12.

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn a blend of foundational study with hands-on, field-based learning. Small class sizes allow our faculty time to focus on individual students. A local, full-time student teaching placement during your senior year will cap your studies, preparing you for subject matter testing and teaching certification.

    Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies you for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Standard Certificate with a K-12 Music (JQ) endorsement, enabling a music teaching career in public and/or private school settings. As a student in this program you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the School of Music and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this major, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

    Read about the curriculum and course information.

At a Glance

  • Average of 133 credit hours depending on minor
  • Average time to complete 4.5 years
  • On campus
  • No Minor required

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