Music Education at the Faculty of Education

Program Design 

The program is designed as a 3-semester program (15 courses):

  • two semesters of coursework (6 music education methods courses, 3 education courses, and 1 elective)
  • one-semester school-based internship (equivalent to 5 courses) - pending applicant’s completion of pre-requisite courses 

Program Highlights

  • K-12 Music Teacher Certification
    • The Bachelor of Music Education prepares graduates for K-12 Teacher Certification in instrumental, choral/vocal, classroom, and community-based contexts. This Teaching Certification is transferable as initial certification to all Canadian provinces and territories.

  • Diverse, inclusive backgrounds and musical genres
    • The program accepts students with a Bachelor of Music (or equivalent) degree. Current students and graduates have wide-ranging backgrounds such as classical, jazz, rock/pop, music therapy, and musical theatre.

  • Flexibly designed internships
    • The internship semester can be completed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Harlow UK (MUN campus), other Canadian provinces, and/or international contexts.

  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • Blended learning curriculum
    • MUN Music Education curriculum is designed to integrate theory and practice with experience and scholarship. Practical university, K-12 school, and community-based experiences are combined with academic research and writing toward the nurturing of professional development and readiness.

  • Faculty
  • Low tuition/cost
    • The NL provincial government continues to subsidize tuition, giving us one of the lowest tuition fees in the country. That means it is more affordable for local, national and international students to come to Memorial. In addition, St. John's has one of the lowest cost of living rates of all the capital cities in Canada.

  • Musical and cultural milieu
    • Memorial University, and the musical and cultural community at large, provide an amazing environment for making, teaching, and learning music. Opportunities for performing and engaging with exciting local and international musical-cultural ensembles and organizations are boundless.

  • Accepting applications