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 A music teacher, with a University of the Cumberlands bachelor's in music education degree, playing the guitar to young students.

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (P-12 Certification)

Music is your passion … and it’s one you want to pass on to future generations. Come to UC for the degree in music education you need to pursue your career goals. We’ll help you understand musical concepts, acquire and refine your musical skills, and become a positive advocate for the music arts. Once completed, your degree will help you qualify to teach music in grades P-12.

With a faculty of outstanding music professionals as your guide, you’ll expand your music skills with access to fine facilities, including two lecture rooms, nine studios, a rehearsal hall, 16 practice rooms, and a music education classroom complete with a variety of teaching series and multiple Orff instruments. We also have a 150- seat recital hall, an electronic piano lab and a computer-assisted instruction laboratory.

What can I do with a Music degree?

When you complete your music teacher degree program with P-12 certification, you’ll be well-prepared to begin your teaching career. You’ll also have the foundation you need to pursue a graduate degree. You could wind up in the music business as a performer, retailer or working for a band or recording artist. Potential careers include:

  • Band Director
  • Choir Director
  • Elementary, Middle, or High School Music Teacher
  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Church Musician
  • Instrument Repair Technician

In addition to degree requirements, all music majors will need to hold an audition to assess performance skills, keyboard proficiency, and potential scholarship opportunities. Also, as a music major, you will present a recital on your voice or primary instrument during your senior year.

Achieve your dreams with a degree in music education from University of the Cumberlands!  Fill out the form on this page.


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