Music Education Major

The Music Education program, which is approved for Initial Licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE), prepares students to teach music at levels K-12. As part of their program, students observe and work side-by-side with professional music educators. Students must apply to the Teacher Licensure program and pass the Communications and Literacy portions Skills Portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

Bachelor of Music in Music Education (K-12)
The Massachusetts Department of Education requires that candidates for teacher licensure in Music Education prepare for certification at all grade levels (K-12) in Vocal, Instrumental, and General Music.  Students must perform a minimum of 300 hours of student teaching, consisting of 150 hours at two of three levels (elementary, middle, high).

Required coursework includes:
Teaching Seminar
Introduction to MIDI Applications
American Government or other Division II class
Growth and Behavior or other Division III class
Performance Lab

Music Theory I-IV
Music History I-II
Ear Training and Musicianship I-IV
Form and Analysis
Piano Lessons
Survey of American Music, Jazz, and Non-Western Music
Brass Class
String Class
Woodwind Class
Percussion Class
Guitar Class
Voice Methods I & II
Individual Studio Instruction in Major Instrument

Music in the Elementary School
Music in the Secondary School

Choral Conducting
Instrumental Conducting
Introduction to Teaching
Education, Culture, and Society
Developmental Disabilities or Psychology of the Exceptional Child
Teaching Practicum
Learning Outcomes for Music Education Majors (PDF)

In addition to acceptance to Anna Maria College, Music students must be accepted into their chosen program by completing an audition. Please contact (508) 849-3450 for further information or to schedule your audition.

For more information, please contact:
Reginald Houze

Director of Music
(508) 849-3397