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Music Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 4 year degree

  • Campus degree

Why choose Music Education at GBSC?

The BA degree in Music Education gives you four tracks to choose from:

  1. Performance Track (non-licensure by Ohio, does meet ACSI requirements)
  2. Non-performance Track (non-licensure by Ohio, does meet ACSI requirements)
  3. Choral and General Music Track (eligible for licensure in Ohio)
  4. Instrumental Track (eligible for licensure in Ohio)

Performance Track

The Performance track is designed for students with a high level of performance proficiency.

This track will help you:

  • prepare to teach across multi-age groups in private religious schools (general music, choir, and band)
  • give elementary through advanced applied instruction
  • enter a graduate program in music performance

Non-performance Track

The Non-performance track will help you:

  • prepare to teach across multi-age groups in private religious schools (general music, choir, and band)
  • give elementary through intermediate applied instruction

Choral and General Music Track

The Choral and General Music Track will prepare you to:

  • serve in either public or private institutions in Ohio
  • teach general music and choir at any level from early childhood through twelfth grade
  • give elementary through intermediate applied instruction

This program is approved for licensure eligibility in Ohio.

To see how licensure works read more at our Educator Licensure Information page.

Instrumental Track

The Instrumental Track will prepare you to:

  • serve in either public or private institutions in Ohio, teaching band and instrumental courses at any level from early childhood through twelfth grade,
  • give elementary through intermediate applied instruction.

This program is approved for licensure eligibility in Ohio.

To see how licensure works read more at our Educator Licensure Information page.

The BA degree in Elementary Education and Music Education will help you teach others in private religious elementary and music classrooms and give elementary through intermediate applied instruction.

Within the Music Education Core, you’ll have two concentrations to choose from:

  • Choral/General Music
  • Instrumental.

Graduates went off to be a

  • music educator
  • choir director
  • band/orchestra director
  • private music teacher
  • church musician
  • music performer
  • graduate student in music performance
  • audio/sound technician
  • accompanist

Reciprocity and License Portability Information

Ohio has an Interstate Agreement with most states.

See if your state requires additional coursework.

Sample Classes

BA Common Music Core

  • Intro to Music Education
  • Applied Music
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Music Ensemble (Choir/SWSE)

BA w/Performance track

  • Technology in Music Education
  • Senior Recital
  • Classroom Management

BA w/Non-performance track

  • Philosophy of Christian School Education
  • Principles & Methods of Education
  • Classroom Assessment

BA w/Choral and General Music Track

  • Intro to Music Education
  • Classroom Instruments in Music Education
  • Choral Methods

BA w/Instrumental Track

  • Intro to Technology Music Ed
  • Woodwind Techniques
  • Instrumental Methods

BA in Elementary and Music Education

  • Math Methods
  • Bible Methods
  • General Music: Early Childhood and Elementary

    BA Program Requirements

    Minimum Program Credits

    120 credits

    General Education: 36 – 42
    Bible & Theology: 30
    Music Core: 36
    Supervised Student Teaching in Classroom: 9
    Program Core (choose one)

    • Elementary Education Major – 32
    • Music Education Major – 30

    Professional Courses (choose one)

    • Performance Track – 49
    • Non-performance Track – 44
    • Choral/General Music Track – 58
    • Instrumental Track – 56

    Standard Completion Time

    4-5 years

    Accreditation

    We are accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). See why having both matters.

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