Bachelor of Music conjoint with Bachelor of Music Education


The Faculty of Education has suspended admission to the Bachelor of Music conjoint with the Bachelor of Music Education program.

For further information please contact the Office of Academic Programs.

The bachelor of music conjoint with bachelor of music education is a five-year conjoint degree program, offered by the Faculty of Education in conjunction with the School of Music. It includes a one-semester internship and is designed for the preparation of school music teachers and other professional positions related to music education.

This is a 159 credit hour program, offered in conjunction with the School of Music. The music education component consists of 45 credit hours and is designed to prepare K–12 music teachers in all facets of school music education: foundations of music education; primary/elementary and intermediate/secondary classroom music; and choral and instrumental music education.

The bachelor of music conjoint with the bachelor of music education normally commences in the fall semester. Admission is unavailable at this time.

Admission Requirements

Consideration will be given to the winter semester courses for which students are registered at the time of application. At the time of application, students must have been formally admitted to, and be in clear standing with, the School of Music.

To be considered for admission, individuals must have:

  1. successfully completed a minimum of 45 credit hours with either a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on their last attempted 30 credit hours. Within the 45 credit hours, students must have completed the following:

a. at least 6 credit hours in English and/or research/writing;

b. at least 3 credit hours from the following: Music 3221, 3222, 3231,3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 3261, 3281, 3282; and

c. at least 12 credit hours in music, in addition to the 3 credit hours used to satisfy Clause 1) b. above.

Application Assessment

In assessing applications, consideration will be given to students’ average in the courses required for admission, overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty. One reference must be from a faculty member of the School of Music.

The bachelor of music conjoint with the bachelor of music education normally commences in the fall semester. The deadline for submission of application is January 15.

Supporting documents

Academic Reference: From a faculty member of the School of Music who has taught or supervised you and is familiar with your academic abilities.

Non-Academic Reference: From an individual who is familiar with your contribution to work/volunteer.

Referees' names and email addresses will be requested and collected electronically by the Office of the Registrar during the online application process. Referrees will be contacted automatically by the Office of the Registrar shortly after submission of your online application for admission.

Personal Statement: Prepare a detailed statement in essay format (1 page) indicating why you feel you would be a good teacher. Focus on your experience working with or teaching children, including volunteer work; any training relevant to the field of education, including awards or certificates earned; and your personal qualities, skills and interests which you feel make you a good candidate for admission to the program. (This information is collected electronically during the online application process.)

Resume: Focus on your music experiences personally and/or professionally. This information is collected electronically during the online application process, but can also be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar 

Official transcripts from institutions other than Memorial University are to be submitted at the time of application indicating courses in progress and courses completed. Official transcripts are to be sent directly from the awarding Institution to The Office of the Registrar, Memorial University. Your final transcript indicating the award of your first Bachelor’s Degree and/or Winter Semester grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than June 15.

Career Opportunities

The bachelor of music education is a very versatile qualification. While the program is designed for the preparation of K-12 music teachers, the skills and knowledge base can be applied to private music instruction and other professional positions related to music education. Private teachers and those wishing to go on to a career in university teaching will all benefit from this program.

Sample courses

ED 2520 - Voice and Choral Methods
ED 3920 - Instrumental Teaching Methods
ED 4240 - An Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

Contact

Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000