B.M.E. Music Education, Teaching Certificate (K – 12)
We’re dedicated to providing you with a top-level music education. With premier instructors, monthly master class and recital opportunities, elite international touring ensembles, and a comprehensive scholarship program, Southwestern is committed to providing you with what you need to succeed as a professional.
Teaching careers in Elementary, Jr. High & High Schools/Academies are most common. Private studio instruction is another outlet for employment. Graduate schools also provide opportunity for qualified performers and teachers who are continuing their education with paid teaching assistantships.
Music education opportunities are readily available each year. The personal performance level of applicants can drastically increase their chance for employment as well as their proficiency in multiple instruments/ensembles.
Students planning to be music educators will complete the required certification needed for teaching in elementary and secondary education with the BME degree. College and University-level educators must have a masters degree and many positions may require a Doctoral degree.