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Music Education

Berklee College of Music

48 months
44360 USD/year
44360 USD/year
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As a Music Education major at Berklee College of Music, you’ll learn to apply cutting-edge pedagogical practices driving the future of education.


Over eight semesters, while completing the college’s core music curriculum, you’ll acquire the skills to help your students achieve their full potential through the study of methodologies in general musicianship and performance techniques. You’ll gain real-world experience working with a community of musicians, faculty, and professional educators on the college’s Boston campus, as well as utilizing Boston’s diverse public school environment, all while earning a bachelor's degree.

Music Education major at Berklee College of Music prepares students to be the music educators of today and tomorrow. Applying musical content and pedagogical practices that are innovative, contemporary, and relevant, music educators gain the music literary, pedagogical, and technological skills that enable them to excel as educators and to help their students achieve their full musical potential. Students develop skills, concepts, and methodologies in music theory, composition, general musicianship, music history, arranging, orchestrating, improvising, conducting, and music performance. The latter includes a focus on solo performance techniques acquired through private instrumental or vocal study; vocal and instrumental techniques, pedagogy, and literature related to solo and ensemble performance; and the relationship of music to other disciplines of study.

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Students also learn to teach. They learn to meet the needs of diverse learners and to incorporate technology into their pedagogical practice. Students come to understand the ways that history and culture shape and influence contemporary music as they apply historical and current pedagogical practices to foster teaching and learning. They also apply contemporary music performance practices, methodologies, modalities of instruction, and repertoire, as well as improve written, oral, and musical communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Music Education
  • Computer Applications for Music Education
  • Multimedia for the Educator
  • Music Education Concert Choir
  • Keyboard Class  for Music Education Majors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As an enrolled Berklee College of Music undergraduate student, you will be required to declare a major field of study by your third semester.
  • To apply to this major, you must complete your first semester of the general college core music requirements as well as an application and interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22180 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    44360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22180 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Valencia

560 - 966 EUR /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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