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Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Related Minors

  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Music Arranging
  • Music Education

Degree Overview

If you are called to teach music, whether in public or private schools, consider the advantages of Maranatha's Music Education major. Music Education graduates have enjoyed a 100-percent hire rate for those seeking teaching positions, and a 100-percent acceptance rate for those applying to graduate school.

Maranatha's Education programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved for licensure by the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction. The Music Education program provides students with the option of obtaining both a general music license as well as an instrumental or choral license by complete one of two specialized program levels.

Potential Careers*

  • Music Teacher
  • Music Professor
  • Concert Pianist
  • Choir Director
  • Composer

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

Experienced Faculty

Music Education Program Outcomes

Music Education learning outcomes are based on State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) adoption of 10 inTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Leadership and Collaboration Standards, and are influenced by edTPA requirements. DPI inTASC standards and edTPA assessments, while contrasting in structure and purpose, are proving to be symbiotic in function as we seek to prepare MBU students for lifetime service and leadership. (See attached document below for the ten DPI standards)

In addition to DPI's ten standards, the SOE has added an eleventh standard to align with its intent to produce Biblically-based servant leaders: "Biblical Principles in Teaching: evidence of a Biblically-based philosophy of education that is clearly implemented in curriculum and instruction." All students demonstrate their proficiency in these eleven standards via an electronic portfolio that is must be assessed and passed before the student may student teach.