Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree

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

To be considered for admission, individuals must have completed a bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent) from a post-secondary institution recognized by Memorial University. The applicant’s 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 students are registered at the time of application.


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.


Program Information

Faculty of Education


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



1 year (3 semesters)


Fall semester

Application Deadline:

January 15

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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