Major in Music Education at Erskine!
Music Education, Grades K-12
If you want to make a difference in the classroom through music, Erskine’s Music Education major is the perfect fit. This degree combines both musical training and educational preparation for students who want to be certified music educators in K-12 music classrooms.
Degree Details: B.S. in Music Education
Choose Your Path
You may choose an emphasis in either choral or instrumental studies. Both tracks include training in choral and instrumental pedagogy alongside foundational classes in general education, including courses in human growth and development and teaching exceptional children. You will also prepare a recital in your chosen field during your junior or senior year.
Study Your Subject
Courses in the major may include:
- Music History
- Music Theory
- Choral or Instrumental Music Pedagogy and Literature
- Elementary Music Methods and Materials
- Middle and Secondary Music Methods and Materials
- Human Growth and Development
- Music Fundamentals and Keyboard Skills
- Instrumental Methods – Brass and Woodwinds
- Instrumental Methods – Strings and Percussion
In addition to fulfilling all state-mandated curricular requirements for certification, the Erskine program provides you with opportunities to partner with music education students from other institutions. You will also gain hands-on experience through your courses and through student teaching.
Erskine College Admissions
Learn about the application process or get in touch with the Admissions Office.