The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching grades K-12 in all areas-- general, choral, and instrumental-- or to continue study at the graduate level.

Completion of the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree leads to P-12 certification in the State of Georgia, which shares reciprocity with other states.  This degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The degree includes completing education candidate requirements, music preparation coursework, and the edTPA portfolio review.

Applicants are required to audition for admission into this program.

Becoming a Music Education Major

Prospective students apply for the Music Education major at the end of their sophomore year. Admission requirements include:

  • Completion of Area VI coursework.
  • Passing grade on the piano proficiency examination.
  • Submission of the Program Application Form to musied@uga.edu.
  • A GPA of 2.8 or higher maintained every semester until graduation.

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