The Concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. combines the Bachelor of Music (Major Music Education) with the Bachelor of Education (Music Elementary and Secondary).
Requirements are normally completed in five years and lead to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary school levels in the Province of Quebec.
Applicants who already hold a Bachelor of Music degree from a North American university should apply directly to the Bachelor of Education in Music Elementary and Secondary (B.Ed. Music) program offered by the Faculty of Education https://www.mcgill.ca/dise/progs/music.
The B.Mus. Major Music Education program in the Schulich School of Music focuses on the development of prospective music educators as musicians. This is achieved both through core music history, theory, musicianship, and performance courses, as well as through different instrumental, vocal, and conducting techniques courses. Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to develop facility with basic music rehearsing/teaching techniques, with emphasis on the ability to diagnose and correct technical and musical problems. The B.Ed. Music Elementary and Secondary program in the Faculty of Education focuses on the development of the musicians as educators. This is achieved through courses in educational foundations, music pedagogy, pedagogical support, and a practicum component comprised of four field experiences and supporting professional seminars.