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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. Through our bachelor’s in music education degree program, 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 music education 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 have the necessary skills to begin teaching music in primary schools or be the music teacher at secondary schools. 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.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

Ready to turn your musical aptitude into a career with a Bachelor of Music degree? Achieve your dreams with a degree in music education from University of the Cumberlands!  Fill out the form on this page. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!

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 The School of Education at University of the Cumberlands complies with all CAEP standards across programs at the initial and advanced levels.
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