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Music Education, B.M.E.


Get certified to teach general, instrumental and vocal music in Ky P-12 schools.


Bachelor of Music Education






4 Years

Course Requirements

What you’ll learn in the BME program

A combination of education and music courses ensures you will have not only the teaching skills but the musical knowledge to be an effective teacher.

What can I do with a BME degree?

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be a professional music teacher in Kentucky public and private schools for students of all ages, P-12. The BME program meets the requirements for the Integrated Music P-12 initial certificate, the Kentucky license to teach general, instrumental and vocal music.

What makes morehead state's program different

Our degree options allow you to customize your degree to your instrument of choice. You can specialize in keyboard, percussion, voice or woodwinds/brasswinds, and you’ll receive personal instruction that will make you a master of your instrument.

Admission to the BME Program

  1. Unconditional admission to Morehead State University - MSU admission requirements.
  2. Admission to MSU Music—Apply for admission to MSU Music Programs

Additional Music Admission Requirements

Visit our application page for information about how to apply for music programs and to learn more about audition requirements.

B.M.E. Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Music Education provides students with intensive training in performance, analysis, history, theory, and pedagogical skills in both music and education. Students in this program generally plan to teach in public schools. The BME program meets the requirements for the Integrated Music P-12 initial certification, the Kentucky license to teach general, instrumental, and vocal music, primary through 12th grade. This program particularly serves the MSU mission of educating students for success and serving communities to improve the quality of life.

Morehead State University's Music program is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Contact Information

Music, Theatre and Dance

106 Baird Music Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2473
FAX: 606-783-5447