Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Recite and learn. Fine tune your own musical skills. Share with the community through performance. Teach tomorrow's children to applaud the music of the past, present and future. These opportunities and more are available when you choose the Bachelor of Music in Music Education program at the University of Saskatchewan.
|"When I was about to graduate from high school, I wasn't sure what to pursue, but I knew that I loved music. The University of Saskatchewan has allowed me to turn my personal passion into a career through the double degree Music Education program. Now I've taken my musical studies to a professional level on the concert stage while also learning how to inspire young musicians in the classroom."||
Ryan Cole, Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Education student
What is the Bachelor of Music in Music Education?
This degree program is a direct-entry program housed in the Music Department.
Please note that students wishing to enter this program must complete an interview, audition and music theory placement test prior to admission.
Features of the degree program include:
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Elementary or Secondary) degree
- Upon completion, automatic acceptance into the Bachelor of Education degree program
Four years of Applied Music with one-hour private lessons weekly
- Four years of ensemble experience
- A full complement of music education courses
- Significant student-teaching experiences in years one through three, followed by an extensive internship year two of the Bachelor of Education program.
- Music electives including music theory, music history and electronic music
- Instrumental, vocal and general music methods courses
- Conducting courses
- A wide range of Arts & Science electives
The U of S Advantage
Students who complete this program are automatically accepted into the College of Education's two-year Bachelor of Education program. The completion of this professional B.Ed. degree qualifies candidates to teach in all Canadian school-based systems. There are many music-specialist positions available to teachers who are entering the work force. These combined degree programs also allow for teaching positions that involve part-time music along with other subject specialties and will train students to meet the challenge of a variety of teaching positions in a flexible job market with two separate degrees.
After their first year of study, students are paired with a music educator in a partner-school. Students "shadow" their educator in a full-time field experience for one week. Students observe and become familiar with the interaction that occurs in the music classroom.
After each of their second and third years of study, students are paired with a music educator in a partner-school in a full-time field experience for up to three weeks. Students are expected to assume a greater role in teaching and classroom leadership so that they experience full-time responsibilities as an educator.
In the second year of the Bachelor of Education degree, students are provided with a partner-school and placed in a full-time internship in an intensive field experience in both music and their second teaching area.
Outstanding Students, Faculty & Alumni
- Professor Marie Battiste, Academic Director of the College’s Aboriginal Educational Research Centre and co-director of the national Aboriginal Learning and Knowledge Centre was recognized by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for her leadership in Indigenous education.
- Assistant Professor Bonnie Stelmach received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union for enhancing the student experience.
- Student, Kelsie Hendry, represented Canada in pole vaulting at the Beijing Olympics.
- Tania Miller, B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.), Maestro and Music Director for the Victoria Symphony, is the youngest, and only female, maestro in Canada.
- Richard Dube, B.Mus.(Mus.Ed) and M.Ed., founded the Heart of the City program, a program which provides free piano lessons for youth in Saskatchewan cities. The program has significantly impacted the lives of hundreds of at-risk youth with lessons taught by volunteers, including Education students.
- Joseph Handley, former Northwest Territories Premier, B.Ed. and M.Ed., received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for his work in politics.
- Diane Jones Konihowski, B.Ed., represented Canada for 17 years in pentathlon. During that time, she was named to three Olympic Teams, was ranked #1 in the world and won over 70 national championships.
- The Honourable Dr. Lynda Haverstock, B.Ed. and M.Ed., served as Saskatchewan’s 19th Lieutenant Governor.
- Dr. Garry Gable won the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Arts and Science (Humanities and Fine Arts).
A Stepping Stone...
A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the beginning of a long career in academia, education, community, business, politics or government.
The graduate studies program in the College of Education offers opportunities to advance your education in the areas of educational administration (leadership), educational foundations (social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist, and lifelong and ecological education), educational psychology and special education (school counselling, special education, and applied measurement and evaluation), and educational curriculum (teacher librarian, educational communications, and technology and curriculum).
If you are interested in Bachelor of Music in Music Education, you might also be interested in:
- Aboriginal Teacher Education Programs
- Combined Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology
- Sequential Bachelor of Educaiton
- Practical & Applied Arts
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