Music Education

Bachelor of Arts

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers as innovative and socially responsible music educators and leaders in arts education. Students gain the musical knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to provide musical instruction in classroom (or general) music, instrumental music (band, orchestra and jazz ensembles), and choral/vocal music. They also learn to develop instructional programs in community settings and privately sponsored music programs. The major cultivates future teachers who capably navigate diverse school settings and who can construct instructional approaches that incorporate multiple traditional and innovative teaching methodologies to address the unique needs of their students. Students can elect to earn a California Teaching Credential as part of the Music Education major and can complete both the bachelor’s degree and the credential in just four years. In recent years, 100 percent of students whoearned the credential found employment upon graduation.

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Mildred Yi
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Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
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