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Department of Music Bachelor of Music, Music Education Concentration

Bachelor of Music, Music Education Concentration, Instrumental/Vocal (Grades PreK-12)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Music with a music education concentration prepares the student to teach PreK-12 music. Satisfactory completion of the requirements for this degree entitles the graduate to a license to teach PreK-12 Instrumental Music or Pre-K 12 Vocal Music, issued by the Kansas State Department of Public Instruction.

See individual course descriptions for prerequisites and concurrent enrollment requirements for either the Instrumental Music track or Vocal Music track. Second area certification is available.

Requirements for admission to teacher education and recommendation for a teaching certificate are outlined under the degree Bachelor of Science in Education-Secondary Education Major. Students must successfully complete all General Education and Professional Education Requirements.

What can you do with this degree? 

A music degree communicates an eye for detail, that you are someone who can focus on a task and put in the hours of work to become good. In teaching children and young adults, you teach not only music, but confidence, perseverance and dedication, skills needed for a successful adult life. Music majors have even gone on to pursue careers of medicine, law, writing—careers that depend upon the skills you learn as a music major.

How do you become a music teacher through ESU?

The teacher education program available for students wanting to teach at the secondary level – meaning junior high, middle, or high school – is a joint responsibility of this department and the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a music teacher teacher here.

Degree Requirements

For complete degree requirements, follow this link to view PreK-12 Instrumental Music Education, and this link to view PreK-12 Vocal Music Education.

Admission Requirements

To learn how to apply to Emporia State University and study Music Education, follow this link!