B.M.E. in Music Education

Are you passionate about learning and sharing the different facets of music? Do you want to foster a child’s love for music as a teacher? The B.M.E. in Music Education program allows students to gain the music and teaching knowledge that will effectively guide others studying music to succeed. With a focus on pairing musical theory and practice with instructional development and real classroom experience, students learn of the fundamental music education methods. This education degree prepares students for taking on graduate school or embarking on their teaching careers for elementary through high school grades.

Course Requirements

Students majoring in Music Education have the option of earning a concentration in the following areas:

Why Choose This Degree?

The Bachelor of Music Education degree allows you to:

  • Embark on a career that inspires children to explore and express their musical talents
  • Build upon your knowledge and appreciation of music that has impacted the past and the present
  • Strengthen your leadership, creativity, and communication skills with a curriculum that develops your teaching passion

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

At Greensboro College, earning a B.M.E. in Music Education will guarantee you a job in this field and you’ll have the unique opportunities to:

  • Earn North Carolina Teaching Licensure in Music Education (MUS, K-12) for all North Carolina public schools, which are also recognized by most other states in the U.S.
  • Prepare for your career working with teaching experts in K-12 school music placements every semester, starting in the sophomore year, which culminates in the final 16-week long student teaching experience
  • Experience a curriculum that emphasizes both musical performance development, as well as proficiency and pedagogy skill development to meet state requirements for instrumental and choral K-12 teaching expertise

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your Bachelor of Music Education degree, you can begin your education career teaching the level that you choose. Our music education graduates typically receive different offers for jobs at graduation and can be selective.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.