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Music Education, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
Share your love for music with the next generation by exploring principles of music teaching and learning that harness every individual’s innate musicality by taking this Music Education program from Gordon College.
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Gordon’s intensely hands-on approach means that you’ll begin working in K–12 classrooms during your very first semester of college. As you prepare to teach others, you’ll also hone your own skills through personalized courses, mentoring and ensemble performances. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to pursue licensure for K–12 teaching in instrumental/choral/general music in Massachusetts, with reciprocity in 48 states.

Why study the Music Education program from Gordon College?

Gordon has a stellar 100% teacher placement rate—all our music education majors consistently land jobs after graduation. Here, you will be part of a strong, supportive community dedicated to academic and musical excellence, and to living at the intersection of faith and the arts. You’ll compose and perform in our state-of-the-art facilities and have access to world-renowned conservatories and concert halls in nearby Boston. Gordon faculty and cooperating mentors in surrounding public school districts share best practices and the most current national standards in music teaching and learning.

What careers can I pursue with a music education major?

Gordon’s highly regarded immersive program’s top-level training prepares you for careers in music education, including:

  • Studio teacher
  • Music teacher (K–12)
  • Band, choral, or orchestra director
  • Fine arts administrator
  • Music therapist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    139 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Music Education 
  • Music Education Prepracticum 
  • Music Theory
  • Music Theory Labs 
  • Music History and Literature
  • World Music
  • 20th-Century Techniques 
  • Conducting 
  • Advanced Conducting 
  • Choral Methods and Literature
  • Instrumental Methods and Literature 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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