Major in Music Education

Become an educator • Observe and teach music lessons in local schools • Impact students

Music education inspires students. JBU gives you the tools you need.

In the music education major, you will learn foundational history and principles of music and how to teach them to students. At JBU you will have numerous opportunities to observe and teach in classrooms alongside mentor teachers, giving you the experience you need to succeed.

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Experience a Clinical-Style Education

Students spend a lot of time observing and teaching alongside teachers so that students are confident in classroom management and lesson planning.

Practice On-Campus

Music education majors conduct and present sample lesson plans in a simulation elementary classroom on campus to experience firsthand the strengths and weaknesses of their lesson plans.

Make Great Music

Join one of the many JBU music groups on campus: Cathedral Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Red Steps, Women’s Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, or a chapel band.

Get More Teaching Time

JBU students often teach double the amount of time that other student teachers do. Mentor teachers trust that JBU students’ education has prepared them to handle their classroom.

Take Cool Classes

Classes like educational psychology, human growth and development, conducting, public school music methods, and more help students gain an understanding of real classroom challenges and teaching pedagogy.

Join National Clubs

Meet and learn from fellow music educators across the nation through clubs like MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) and the CMENC (Collegiate Music Educators National Conference).

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Students have access to labs, practice rooms, and performance areas in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

What Could You Do With A Music Education Degree?

Work in Private or Public Schools

Educational institutions are always seeking quality teachers.

Choral Director

Schools, music groups and activity/education centers often seek out people who not only know music but also know how to teach music.

Become a Music Therapist

Grad school is required to become a music therapist, and many hospitals, schools, retirement homes, therapy centers, teen outreach, and mental institutions seek out music therapists.

Teach Overseas

Many international and missionary based schools look for qualified teachers to serve.

Graduate School

Many graduates choose to pursue a degree in higher education to teach collegiate coursework in education.

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Prepare for a successful career and a life of purpose

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