Music Education, BSEd

  • A student plays the saxophone in a rehearsal.

    LEARN TO PLAY AND TEACH THEM ALL You’ll get expert training in every instrument in the band and learn the finer points of handling a choral group and classroom before student teaching begins with the Music Education BSEd major.

    Focus on Preparing You as Teacher Sets Us Apart

    In the bachelor's degree program in Music Education, you'll grow from a student with a talent for music into a highly qualified music educator.

    The department's greatest resource is its faculty. They draw on their experience and expertise to nurture your talent. Our faculty will prepare you to instruct and inspire students, from elementary to high school, in the classroom. You'll learn how to lead large choral and instrumental groups. You'll also learn how to play and teach instruments you've never before tried.

    You'll take a range of courses, such as technology in the music classroom, music theory, and the fundamentals of conducting. 

    IUP has a national reputation for excellence in teacher education, with an outstanding student teaching program.

    As a music major, you'll be expected to attend recitals in concert halls on campus regularly and participate in ensembles. There are more than 20 ensembles to choose from, ranging from Marching Band and University Chorus to Music Theater and String Ensemble.

    IUP also offers a minor in entrepreneurship for fine arts through the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

    Honors Program

    The BSEd in Music major provides students with the opportunity to participate in the honors program.