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 2019 Career Outcomes for Music Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

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Atlanta Music Project Intermediate Wind Instructor
Carroll County School District Director of Bands-Temple High School
Clarke County School District Music Teacher
Cobb County School District Substitute Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools Chorus Teacher, Orchestra Part-Time Teacher
Jones County School District Band Director
U.S. Air Force Percussionist/Musician
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*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 2019 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.


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