Music Education

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The Music Education major offers a nurturing environment preparing future music instructors to teach all preschool through high school music courses. Graduates are prepared for certification through the state of Pennsylvania and the Association of Christian Schools International. Professors are extremely active in the music education field regionally, nationally, and internationally, resulting in a broad network of student teaching opportunities.

Fall 2021 undergraduate start date: August 30, 2021

At a glance

Programmatic Credits


Standard Completion Time:

4.5 yrs


Why Study Music Education?

  • Students start teaching in labs their first semester. Teacher preparation is key to success in music education programs.
  • Music Education majors have had 100% job placement over the past 4 years.
  • Excellent student teaching opportunities with area schools.
  • Music education majors have the opportunity to participate in a diversity of ensembles.

Why Study Music Education at Cairn?

  • Excellent Student Teaching Placements
  • Godly and professional faculty
  • Nurturing environment
  • High Professional Standards

Career Paths

  • Public School
  • Private School
  • Christian School
  • Temple University
  • Westminster Choir College

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Students who receive their PA Instructional I certification can test to receive additional teaching certifications in other subjects such as mathematics, library science, and foreign languages. Learn more here.

At a glance

Program Credits


Standard Completion Time

4.5 yrs

Programmatic Accreditation

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