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Music Education Bachelor Degree (B.S.)

Music Education Bachelor Degree (B.S.)

Music Education at Messiah College

Become a successful music teacher through Messiah College's music education degree. 

If teaching music is your goal, then the music education degree at Messiah College, one of the top private Christian colleges in the U.S., is the program for you. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in music education provides you with comprehensive training in curriculum, teaching practice, and performance to prepare you to teach vocal, instrumental and general music in K-12 public and private schools.

Music education major distinctives
Career options for music education majors
Internship and teaching opportunities for music education majors

Program emphasis

After selecting a vocal or instrumental music education track, you'll prepare to teach others while also honing your own performance skills. You’ll take courses in the music core such as sight singing and ear training, history of music, music theory and conducting that help build musical skills.

You will work with teachers who are at the top of their professions to participate in field experiences that give you practical, hands-on involvement with students from a variety of backgrounds. All courses are taught with a Christian worldview by professors who want to see each student grow in faith and insight, specifically with regard to a career as a music teacher. 

Performance and learning opportunities

You will perform in recitals and ensembles that often lead to professional recording projects and have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in student organizations and chamber music ensembles. You may even wish to join professional organizations such as National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA). 

After graduation

As a graduate of Messiah College’s music education degree, you will integrate your music philosophy with your Christian faith, and be fully prepared for a rewarding career in vocal and instrumental music in grades K-12

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Students in the music education program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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