UGA Specific Information for Music Education

The program of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Education is designed to prepare the student for a career in teaching grades K-12 in all areas - general, choral, and instrumental - or to continue study at the graduate level. It provides a broad base of general studies, applied music, music theory, and music history and literature. Professional course work and an internship are offered in the third and fourth year of study. Students completing the program are recommended for certification to teach music in the public school systems of Georgia. Students may elect to specialize as follows: Choral Music Education with a concentration in voice; Choral Music Education with a concentration in piano; Instrumental Music Education with a concentration in piano; or Instrumental Music Education with a concentration in a band or orchestral instruments. With additional study, the degree may be earned with more than one area of emphasis. The comprehensive structure of the program allows for continued study at the graduate level in any area of music.



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Music Education*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Career Consultant Weekly Satellite Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Aderhold Hall 614

Daily Career Center Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)

  • In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor)
  • Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm, career.uga.edu/appointments

Individual Career Consulting Appointments: Schedule online through Handshake or by calling 706-542-3375

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Music Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Barrow County Schools Elementary Music Teacher
Barrow County Schools Chorus Director
Fulton County Schools Teacher
Gwinnett County Schools Band Director
Hall County Schools Chorus Director
Heard County Schools Music Teacher
Lee County Schools Choral Music Director
Music Academy of Western North Carolina Woodwinds Teacher
Rhea County Schools Band/Choir Director
Summerour Middle School Band Director
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Education Majors

Banks County School District | Barrow County Schools | Chamblee Charter High School | Cherokee County Schools | Cobb County School District | Coweta County School District | DeKalb County School District | Fayette County Public School District | Forsyth County School District | Gwinnett County Public Schools | Long County School District | Master Musicians Inc. | Oconee County School District | Paulding County School District | Syracuse School District

Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Education Majors

Assistant Band Director | Band Director | Band Orchestra Director | Chorus Director and Assistant Band Director | Co-orchestra Director | First Grade Teacher | Long Term Substitute Band Teacher | Music Teacher | Supply Teacher - Orchestra | Teacher

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Music Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
* denotes no responses received.