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

About the Program

Monmouth University’s Music Education undergraduate program will prepare you for a successful career teaching music. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a B.A. in Music and Education with an endorsement in K-12 music education.

Majors gain hands-on knowledge working with students during their initial field teaching experience and subsequent student teaching experience. Additionally, music and education undergraduates are required to demonstrate performance skill in an instrument or voice, evidenced by their culminating senior recital.

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts takes pride in providing a personalized learning experience. This enables students to grow as musicians and educators while they incorporate their unique backgrounds and interests into their professional training and preparation.

Core Courses

  • Music for the Child
  • The Teaching of Music in Secondary School
  • Theory I
  • Ear Training I

Student Outcomes

The music education program is designed for students to integrate their own personal influences and strengths into a rewarding career in education. Students are provided the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with education professionals and award-winning producers, musicians, vocalists, theater professionals, and music industry executives in our state of-the-art performance spaces. Our renowned music faculty are actively involved in recording, composition, and performance projects while advancing academic research nationwide.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Your Interests. Your Path.

Music education students at Monmouth University are encouraged to incorporate their personal interests in their studies. Our program offers opportunities to:

  • Choose from courses in popular, jazz, or classical music
  • Conduct independent studies examining a topic of interest
  • Develop pedagogical and/or curricular approaches specific to an area in music
  • Conduct research
  • Present at music education conferences
  • Submit publications
  • Participate in performances

When combined with the immersive curriculum in our School of Education, students engage in invaluable real-world learning environments and develop foundational teaching skills that complement Monmouth’s music courses, such as Music for the Child, The Teaching of Music in Secondary School, and much more.

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Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Curriculum and Instruction

Robert E. McAllan Hall, 218

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Jonathan McElroy


Music and Theatre Arts

Lauren K. Woods Theatre Complex, 216