Bachelor of music education as a second degree

Faculty: Education Campus: St. John's
Length: One year (Three semesters)
Practical experience: One semester school-based internship
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The bachelor of music education is a 45 credit hour professional program designed to prepare kindergarten to grade 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. It can normally be completed in three semesters, including a one-semester internship.

Admission requirements

IntakeApplication deadlineDocument deadline
Fall (September) semester Jan. 15 March 29 Feb. 1 April 12

To apply for admission into the Faculty of Education, indicate your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission

To be considered for admission, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent) from a post-secondary institution recognized by Memorial University. Your previous bachelor’s degree should normally include courses or equivalent experiences in conducting and instrumental techniques (brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion). Consideration will be given to the courses for which you are registered at the time of application.

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Additional documents required for admission

Your application to the bachelor of music education as a second degree will require you to submit the following:

  • personal statement (included as part of the online application)
  • academic and non-academic references
  • resume
  • official transcript(s)

The Faculty of Education provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.

Sample courses

ED 3920 - Instrumental Teaching Methods
ED 4260 - Engaging the Adolescent Learner
ED 4362 - Sociological Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

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.