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Music Education

Music Education K-12

The Bachelor of Science In Music Education

The Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education combines both musical training and sound educational preparation for students who want to be certified music educators in K-12 music classrooms, filling a critical need across the state.

Students may choose between a Choral or Instrumental emphasis in their coursework. Both tracks include training in choral and instrumental pedagogy alongside foundational classes in general education like human growth and development and teaching exceptional children. Each student will also prepare a recital in his or her chosen field during the junior or senior year.

In addition to fulfilling all state-mandated curricular requirements for the music education certificate, the Erskine program provides students with opportunities to work in partnership with music education students from other institutions. Students may visit alternate campuses and jointly focus on topics related to educational policy and practice as a curricular component of their degree program.

Students in the Music Education degree program should apply for membership to the Teacher Education Program in Erskine’s department of Education during their freshman year, following that program’s institutional requirements.  Student teaching is required to complete the degree.


Keith Timms

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Professor Music Education, Department Chair, Conducting Choral Methods

Education Background: B.S., Erskine College; M.A. (Music Education, Furman University; D.M.A. (Music Education), Shenandoah University Conservatory

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