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The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at UT prepares students for careers in all areas of music education (K-12), and leads to Florida teacher certification. The program emphasizes comprehensive musicianship, performance skills and education coursework that is specifically designed for the needs of music educators. Students learn to be effective teachers through an experiential approach that includes pre-internship observations throughout the curriculum and internships in both elementary and secondary programs during their final year of study. Students benefit professionally by studying music education in one of the largest school districts in the nation and are well-prepared for job placement as music teachers after graduating.

View all music education required coursework in the UT online catalog.

Career Opportunities

  • teach music at all levels (K-12) in public and private schools
  • perform music professionally
  • teach privately

Topics of Study

  • learning theories and classroom management
  • experiential teaching through internships
  • conducting (choral and/or instrumental)
  • instrumental and vocal techniques
  • music performance through private study and ensembles
  • music theory and aural skills
  • music literature and music history
  • piano skills for musicianship
  • Alexander Technique for musculoskeletal health
  • jazz improvisation
  • arranging and orchestration
  • sound recording, editing and technology

Audition Requirements

See audition requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.