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Music Education Programs at Reinhardt University

School of the Arts
Bachelor | On Campus

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree prepares students to join the ranks of professional educators in the elementary and secondary schools with K-12 certification by the State of Georgia. In addition to Elementary Music Methods and Secondary Music Methods courses, Reinhardt students are required to take courses in String, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Vocal Methods so that they are prepared to teach in both vocal and instrumental programs.

Students must be admitted to the School of the Arts and the Price School of Education and meet all specific graduation requirements from both schools. The P-12 program in Music Education leads to a B.M.E. degree. The Music Education degree is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to teaching certification in the state of Georgia.

What You’ll Learn at RU

In Reinhardt University’s Music Education program, students delve into the art of instruction, mastering pedagogical techniques, music theory, performance skills, and classroom management strategies to nurture the next generation of musicians with passion and proficiency.

By the time you graduate with a degree in music education, you will develop:

  • Pedagogical Techniques: Learning effective methods for teaching music to students of various ages and skill levels, including lesson planning, curriculum development, and assessment strategies.
  • Music Theory and Analysis: Acquiring a deep understanding of music theory principles, including harmony, melody, rhythm, form, and composition, to effectively teach and analyze musical works.
  • Instrumental/Vocal Proficiency: Developing proficiency in playing one or more musical instruments or in vocal performance, enabling educators to demonstrate techniques and guide students in practical skill development.
  • Classroom Management: Mastering strategies for maintaining discipline, fostering a positive learning environment, and engaging students in music education activities within a classroom or ensemble setting.
  • Music Technology Integration: Exploring the use of technology tools and software for music instruction, including digital recording/editing, notation software, multimedia presentations, and online learning platforms, to enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning experiences.

Music Education Classes You’ll Take

Here are just a few of the classes you will take while pursuing your degree:

  • Music History
  • World Music
  • Fundamentals of Conducting
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestration and Arranging

Careers in Music Education


Average annual salary for high school teachers as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Growth rate for Music Directors and Composers in the workforce, from 2022 to 2032  as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

A degree in music education prepares you for graduate work as well as a variety of careers in music education including:

  • High School Music Teacher
  • Elementary School Music Teacher
  • School Band Director
  • School Choral Director
  • School Orchestra Director
  • Postsecondary Music Education
  • Private Music Tutor and Instructor
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Curriculum Director

Music Education Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.


The Music Education degree is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and leads to teaching certification in the state of Georgia.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.