Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education is designed for students who wish to pursue a full-time professional career as a K-12 Vocal/General Music teacher. The program is intended to meet National Association of Schools of Music standards and those of all other accrediting bodies with whom Johnson University is associated.

Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible & Theology Core and Arts & Sciences Core. Bachelor of Arts degrees usually include 12 or more credits of foreign language study, while Bachelor of Science degrees include additional Natural Science (like Biology and Science Concepts) and Social and Behavioral Science courses (like Psychology and Economics).

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate professional skills in music education.
  • Exhibit intermediate- to advanced-level performance skills in both solo and ensemble settings.
  • Demonstrate music core-related skills in music theory, general musicianship, conducting, and music history.
  • Pursue the teaching profession as servants of Christ.
  • Exhibit professional skills for teaching in K-12 classrooms.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Course Sampling
Music History & Literature I-II
Music Theory I-IV
Methods for Teaching Music in Elementary School
Arranging & Orchestration
Introduction to Teaching
Educational Psychology
Student Teaching: Music Education

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective