Music Education

  • MUED

    What is Music Education?

    This single field program is designed to prepare music teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of music in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in music and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching music. Students audition for placement into one of four music education concentrations (General Music, Choral, Band, and Orchestra). The Music Education major is offered with applied instruction in piano, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp.

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    Admission Requirements

    Admission to the Bachelor of Music Education program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. 

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    Admission to Teacher Education Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University.

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    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Music Minor


    Sample Classes

    • Fundamental elements of conducting including baton technique, score reading, cueing, expression, interpretation and rehearsal skills with an emphasis on applying these techniques in practical conducting experiences involving vocal and instrumental ensembles.

    • The development of specific teaching skills, techniques and materials to support the role of band director and instrumental music teacher. The course prepares prospective instrumental track music specialists for all aspects of the role including curriculum design, rehearsal procedures, methodologies and the study of appropriate band literature. Field component, peer teaching and laboratory conducting are required.

    • This course will examine musical literature appropriate for P-12 music classrooms and assist in developing teaching strategies appropriate to a wide range of skill levels. In addition, students will learn to utilize various technology programs in the classroom to assist with course development, ensemble performance, and overall student achievement.

    • Focus on characteristics and abilities of individuals with disabilities and the effect upon musical learning and performance. Students will develop materials and teaching strategies in music appropriate to students with special needs. Content includes current legal, educational, and therapeutic issues as they relate to the teaching of music. This course requires field experiences.