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BS Major

Music Education (K-12)

Share your love for music with the future generation of artists

People need music and children need a creative outlet. With a background in education and a love of music, you can cultivate and encourage young musicians and their talents. A Geneva degree in music education provides a Christ-centered foundation, enabling future educators to teach and love well

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Music and Education

With a combination of music instruction and education coursework, you’ll finetune your gifts while learning how to share your love of music within a classroom

Teach K-12

Geneva’s music education track will equip you to work with students from kindergarten to twelfth grade, in both choral/vocal and instrument

Commonwealth Accredited

Our education program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, so you can have confidence that you’re getting the best training possible

Key Courses

School Music Methods

Find new way to engage with kids in elementary through secondary school as they study music

Instrumental Methods

With an emphasis on teaching young learners, this class explores methods to teach guitar, piano, strings, percussion, brass, woodwind, and voice

Student Teaching

Get into the elementary and secondary school classroom with a pre-service, field experience semester

Music Fundamental Courses

Learn the fundamentals of music as you study music history, world and popular music, and essential skills

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


In the past ten years, 100% of Geneva graduates who apply to master’s programs are accepted


of private music teachers get their bachelors, but less than half of them major in music. With a combined bachelor’s degree in music and education, you’ll stand out from the crowd

“I would definitely recommend Geneva to anyone, mostly because of the people. There are so many godly Christians on campus, and they're so great; they make you a better person.” - Amanda, music graduate

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Choir Director
  • Music or Drama Teacher
  • Band Director

Further your impact...

  • Join other Geneva graduates in attending music programs at King’s College, Edinburgh College’s Reid School of Music, University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University
  • Work in music research and provide historical context to the music people create
  • Use your skills and love of music to help people with disabilities through the field of music therapy

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