Undergraduate – Bachelor in Music Education Degree

The Music Education division of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia is committed to creating leading music educators. As a Music Education student, you’ll work with professors who have either university or public school experience in over ten states. Our faculty features specialists and mentors in Choral, General, Instrumental, and Orchestra education.

The KSU music education major is a professional degree, which means that, upon successful completion of degree requirements and tests, you’ll receive a Georgia teaching license and be certified to teach grades K-12.

Your four years at KSU will be challenging and musically enriching, and it will create memories that will forever change you and your thinking about music. The faculty and staff are here to support and assist you in making your experience individualized and meaningful for a long career. Kennesaw State is THE place in Georgia for innovative and supportive teacher training.

The Bachelor of Music Education degree has applied concentrations in:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Contrabass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Horn
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree is listed as Major in Music Education under Education/P-12.

The School of Music at Kennesaw State University is an incredibly vibrant and engaging home for you to play, learn, and grow in your musical education and career! We appreciate your interest in joining the KSU School of Music family. To apply to the KSU School of Music, please review and complete the application and audition information.

What Can You Do with A Major in Music Education?

The KSU Music Education degree can be used in various fields. You might choose to become a music teacher, a music historian, or a band director. Enhance your experience and resume by interning while still a student.

The Bachelor of Art Education degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:

  • Band Director
  • District Supervisor of Music
  • Ethnomusicologist
  • Music Historian.
  • Music Teacher, College, Conservatory, or University
  • Music Teacher, Elementary, Middle or High School
  • Musicologist
  • Private Instrument Teacher

Music Education Salary and Career Information

A career in Music Education offers various paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Music Education from KSU.

*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online

Music Education  Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Excellent Location  - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the music scene is exceptional. The program gives you a strong foundation of music history, skills, and teaching practices. 
  • Hands-On - Students are immersed in studio practices with exceptional professors.  You’ll also be exposed to clinical experience in a local school. 
  • Enriching Facilities and Faculty -  The Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music at KSU is comprised of over 250 vibrant, creative, and talented music students and over 80 faculty members and professional staff devoted to the development of music education, performance, and scholarship within our community. 

School of Music Contact Information

Kennesaw State University
School of Music
Building 31, Room 111, MD 3201
471 Bartow Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6151


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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.