Music (BA) + MS in Education Dual-Level Program

Get trained as a skilled musician personally and an effective educator professionally.

Why Music Education?

Music Education majors graduate with a strong knowledge of music theory, history, and skills, along with a core of education courses that prepare students to teach music. Courses include a wide variety of music studies and educational philosophy. Additionally, 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.


Why Music Education at Cairn?

  • Start teaching right away—students instruct in labs in their first semester
  • Choose your focus on Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Organ, or Guitar
  • Music Education majors at Cairn had 100% job placement over the past 4 years
  • Utilize excellent student teaching opportunities in area schools
  • Learn in an interdisciplinary program within a biblical, Christian context
  • Develop under the direction of faculty who are accomplished musicians and educators
  • Join University ensembles like the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, chorale, and opera theatre


Career Paths

  • Teaching in public, private, or Christian schools
  • Graduate studies at Temple University or Westminster Choir College