BS in Music Education

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music Education is a professional degree for students who are interested in teaching music in K-12 schools. This program is an intense study of music and education that ultimately leads to teacher licensure. Students develop skills, concepts, and methodologies in music theory, composition, general musicianship, music history, arranging/orchestrating, improvising, conducting, and music performance.  

Undergraduate program highlights include:

  • Full time faculty with specialties in all areas of music education (choral, general, instrumental) who provide personalized attention to students and support teacher preparation 
  • An emphasis on experiential learning that is based on current research and best practices
  • Active participation in music teaching beginning in the introductory courses with fieldwork continuing throughout the degree program
  • Opportunities to perform with outstanding ensembles (orchestra, band, choral, early music, jazz)
  • Experiencing a variety of liberal arts subjects (humanities, literature, history, social sciences, foreign language) and conservatory instruction (performance, music theory) by participating in our Joint Music Program with the internationally renowned Cleveland Institute of Music
  • An active chapter of NAfME Collegiate, a student-led organization dedicated to professional development
  • Advanced technology and a dedicated music education resource center
  • Earning a music education degree from a program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


Requires the Common Application with corresponding Music Arts Supplement (video audition and questionnaire) and a live interview (by invitation of the music education faculty) for acceptance into the major.

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