The Bachelor of Music Education is a professional program leading to comprehensive certification in music in the Georgia Public School System. It is designed to make its graduates highly competitive in the search for teaching careers in the state of Georgia. The course work is in line with basic requirements for certification in other states as well. The program is currently divided into 3 tracks – Elementary, Choral and Instrumental.
The music education program at Georgia College anchors itself in several strong foundations: the conceptual framework of the John H. Lounsbury College of Education; full accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and the liberal arts mission of the university. Students successfully completing the program are eligible for initial certification in teaching by the state of Georgia and are fully prepared to enter the profession as competent and caring music educators.
Majors gain valuable experience as assistant directors of the ensembles, participating in both the administrative and musical aspects of being a director. Successful choral music education alumni are teaching in counties across the state and southeast region.
An elementary music concentration results in a certification to teach music at the elementary level in the state of Georgia, and requires a total of 128 course hours, including 18 hours of major requirements and 30 hours of Professional/Education requirements.
An instrumental music concentration results in a certification to teach instrumental music in the state of Georgia, and requires a total of 128 course hours, including 22 hours of major requirements and 24 hours of Professional/Education requirements.
Department of Music
202 Porter Hall | Campus Box 66
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-8289
Fax: (478) 445-1633