Bachelor of Music Education
The Bachelor of Music Education prepares students to be successful teachers in elementary and secondary schools.
We believe that quality music teaching stems from quality musicianship, therefore our students enter the program having achieved admirably as music performers while in high school. At LSU they continue to develop musical artistry and knowledge through a one-on-one collaboration with a master performer and by participating in major performing ensembles.
Students have the option of participating in LSU’s Communication Across The Curriculum (CxC) program and graduating with Master Communicator distinction. Courses in the professional sequence are taught by faculty members with many years of successful experience as public school teachers and with extensive records of research and service to music education at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The four-year curriculum is capped by the semester-long, site-based student teaching experience in which the student is guided and nurtured by a professional music teacher and a university coordinator. Teacher certification is granted by the Louisiana State Department of Education. Students graduate as confident and able professional music teachers and are highly competitive in securing teaching positions.