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B.A. in Music and Education with Endorsement in K-12 Education in Music

About the Program

The Music and Education program with an Endorsement in K-12 Education in Music is designed for students looking to have a successful career music education and gain hands-on knowledge through field teaching experience and subsequent student teaching experience.

Additionally, students will develop their teaching skills with real-world experiences like, spending time in the classroom and learning how to navigate the needs of young children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 

Students can also take advantage of Monmouth’s Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, multiple industry partnerships including our GRAMMY Museum affiliation, and experience all stages of the creative process with Blue Hawk Records.

All Music and Education candidates are required to demonstrate performance skill in an instrument or voice, evidenced by their culminating senior recital. 

Core Courses

  • History and Literature of Music
  • Ear Training
  • Instrumental Arranging and Basic Orchestration
  • Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan
  • Classroom Management

Student Outcomes

Our students have gone on to have successful careers in education with the assistance of Monmouth University’s extensive network of local school and district partnerships. At Monmouth, students are introduced to a variety of teaching environments and work with a diverse group of individuals, and small and large groups of students, making them more marketable upon graduation.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Monmouth University students are immersed in the classroom as early as sophomore year and will have supervised clinical experience including 100 hours in the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Teacher Residency Program, study abroad, Clinical Component Courses, Fieldwork for Clinical Experience and Component, Clinical Practice, applying for substitute teaching credentials, and our collaborative P-12 School Partnerships.

Music and Education students also have the opportunities to intern at Shore Point Records, CAD Management, Sirus XM, the Stone Pony, Crossroads Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, State Theatre of New Jersey, various Broadway internships, Spotify, Sony Music, and more.

Photo of Ruth K. Morris, Ed.D.

Ruth K. Morris, Ed.D.

Lecturer, Chair;
Curriculum and Instruction;
Early Childhood Education

Curriculum and Instruction

McAllan Hall, 203