Teaching music in schools is an exciting professional choice that can bring a lifetime of satisfaction and artistic fulfillment. Toward that end, the BYU School of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education. Students may pursue bachelor’s degrees and teaching certification in general music education as well as secondary choral and secondary instrumental music education. Master of Arts and Master of Music degrees in music education are also offered.
Like all music majors, undergraduate students in the music education division participate in BYU performing ensembles and complete the music core curriculum. In addition, music education majors take a wide range of classes and participate in a wealth of unique experiences that prepare them for teaching all grade levels and programs within their chosen specialty area. Music education majors engage in ongoing practical teaching opportunities in the public schools, beginning with their first semester in the program. Students are supervised by a dedicated team of nationally renowned music education faculty members, each bringing a distinctive specialty and perspective to the division. Graduates of the BYU music education program are actively sought by employers because of their superb preparation and can be found teaching in schools throughout the United States and Canada.