Music pedagogy matters.

Music Education students are passionate about teaching young people and fostering their talent and interest in the musical arts. Throughout the coursework of the degree program, you'll develop creative thinking, excellent organizational ability, self-discipline, strong interpersonal skills, and strong musical skills.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Music Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Music
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids

    Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 71
    • Program Acceptance: Requires participation in a first semester jury exam.
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Elementary music educator
      • Music educator
      • School band director
      • School choir director
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1
  • Degree Completion

     You can earn a Bachelor of Music in K-12 Music Education degree in four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

    Student Teacher Placement

    All Music Education students are required to take a Teacher Assistant Practicum as well as a full semester of student teaching. The music and teacher education divisions work with all the surrounding school districts to place students.
  • Related Majors

    If you have interest in music education, learn more about other degree programs the Music Division offers: