Bachelor of Music in Music Education
The Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Education degree in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple is designed for future educators with a desire to inspire artistic appreciation, instill knowledge and encourage skill building for future music students. Over four years, Music Education majors prepare to enter the teaching profession with a knowledge of music history, theory and application; teaching skills in several different music areas; and valuable experience earned both on campus and in Philadelphia's thriving music scene.
Through the interdisciplinary coursework, the Music Education BM gives you the foundation for music skill development, as well as hands-on professional experience in urban and suburban school settings.
Depending on which concentration you choose, the number of credit hours is between 126 and 128 hours. You can choose between the instrumental, piano with a band/orchestra emphasis, piano with a choral/general emphasis, or voice concentrations. Learn more about the Music Education BM concentration requirements. You can also pursue a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a focus on jazz studies.
Upon graduation, you’ll have fulfilled one of the requirements necessary to apply for teaching certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Certification allows graduates to teach students in PreK through grade 12.