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 2023 Career Outcomes for Music Education*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

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


Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  
  • My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  
  • Vault – Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  
  • Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  
  • UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  
  • Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  
  • Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you. 


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Professional Associations/Resources


Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Music Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 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 School District Music Teacher
Clarke County School District Music Teacher
Cobb County School District Orchestra Teacher
Dawson County School District Band Director
DeKalb County School District Associate Director
DeKalb County School District Elementary School Music Teacher
Elbert County School District Band Director
Emanuel County School District Band Director
Emory University Cello Instructor
Gwinnett County School District Middle School Teacher
Gwinnett County School District Associate Band Director
Jefferson City School District Chorus Director
Newton County School District Chorus Teacher
Oconee County School District Percussion Instructor
Oconee Music Music Teacher
* 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 2023 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 2023 Music Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 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)
Not Specified College Music Education, Master's
* denotes no responses received.