School of Music & Fine Arts

Music Education (K-12), B. Mus

You have an interest in continuing instrument studies, reading, notating, arranging and composing music or singing and improvising melodies. And, you desire to share your interests with students as a music teacher. The major of music education, grades K-12, at Palm Beach Atlantic University is the right course of study for you. The program, which is administered through the School of Music and Fine and Arts and the School of Education and Behavioral Studies, creates musicians who combine artistic and musical integrity with Christian character.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Be equipped with the content, tools and philosophy necessary to develop a Christian approach to the understanding of music
  • Examine important learning theories and learning processes while emphasizing cultural, and environmental influences on the learning experience
  • Receive field experience and observation in the classrooms of local schools
  • Be trained in a variety of musical competencies, and receive exposure  to a wide range of musical styles
  • Explore the choral arts through courses in subjects like composition, voice performance and church music

Your Faculty 

You’ll learn from seasoned performers, including a faculty member who has performed as a soloist throughout Central and South America and served as principal second violin with the National Chamber Players. Another earned a master’s degree at The Juilliard School and has performed with orchestras at the Music Academy of the West, Princeton University, University of Miami and the Miami Pops.

Your Opportunities

While a student at PBA, you can participate in events like the International Piano Festival where you can interact with world-renowned musicians and performers. You also have the opportunity to join groups such as the PBA Concert Choir, Symphonic Band or Pop-rock Lab Ensemble.

You will be informed of the Florida Accomplished Practices and Sunshine State Standards as the completion of your degree qualifies you for certification in the state of Florida in the public school system. Florida shares certification reciprocity with a number of other states.