The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education prepares students for positions as teachers and/or supervisors of choral, instrumental and general music in public or private schools. Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, music education graduates are eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with reciprocity in 48 states through the NASDTEC Interstate Contract.
In the music education curriculum students pursue licensure for K–12 teaching in instrumental/choral/general music. Because licensure requirements are subject to change by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are beyond the control of the College, the College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Students pursuing these degrees are required to earn a total of 139 credits.
Music Education Course Requirements:
Students majoring in music education must complete the following music courses:
Meet music major ensemble requirement (seven semesters)
Pass piano and voice proficiency examinations
Successful completion of a senior recital
For the practicum, students are placed in appropriate school settings for a 12-credit (minimum 15-week) student teaching experience supervised by College faculty, staff and cooperating practitioner(s). Students must apply for their practica during the year prior to their student teaching and be registered and finalized prior to starting their teaching assignment. Practicum Prerequisites: full approval in the appropriate teacher education program, successful completion of major coursework and senior recital, and successful completion of the Massachusetts tests for educator licensure (communication, literacy skills and music). As licensure requirements are subject to change by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are beyond the control of the College, the College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary.
Core Adjustments for Bachelor of Music in Music Education:
Music education students receive the following core reductions unless they validate Language I or II (see details below).
Core Language Validation:
If Language I is validated by a placement exam, the student in either the music education or performance program must complete one of the courses waived above. If both Language I and II are validated, the student must complete two of the courses waived above.