Music Education, Grades K-12, B.Mus.

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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.

College of the Arts , School of Education & Behavioral Studies

West Palm Beach



Why Earn a Degree in Music Education K-12 at PBA?

Music educators have a unique opportunity to change the lives of the children they teach. Music can inspire courage, develop creativity, and have a lasting impact throughout one’s life. If the idea of teaching music excites you, then the major of music education, grades K-12, at Palm Beach Atlantic University is the right course of study for you. This program creates musicians who combine artistic and musical integrity with Christian character.

The Music Education K-12 degree focuses on both musical theory, musical performance and education courses.

“PBA did a great job of preparing me for working with students in the arts because of the examples of my music professors, who cared about us individually and raised our expectations toward excellence.”

Ashley Taylor ’15, Music Education

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Elementary, middle or high school teacher
  • Private music teacher

Program Details

The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.

Professional Certification Requirements:

  • Graduate from PBA’s Florida state-approved initial teacher preparation program
  • Achieve passing scores on the General Knowledge (GK) Test, the Professional Education (Prof Ed) Test, and the Subject Area Examination (SAE)
  • Send your Official Transcript to the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee
  • Receive your letter of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education
  • Apply to the state for certification:

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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