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Concurrent Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education

What's special about McGill’s Concurrent Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (B.Mus./B.Ed.)?

The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Music Education, when offered concurrently with the Bachelor of Education - Major Music Elementary and Secondary, provides students with the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. The Concurrent program combines academic studies in music, professional studies, and field experience; preparing students to teach music at the primary and secondary school levels.

The B.Mus. Major Music Education program in the Schulich School of Music focuses on the development of the prospective music educator as a musician. This is achieved not only through core music history, theory, musicianship, and performance courses, but also 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 musician as an educator. This is achieved through courses in educational foundations, music pedagogy, and pedagogical support, and a practicum component comprised of four field experiences and supporting professional seminars.

How is the B.Mus./B.Ed. structured?

Over the course of five years (U1, U2, U3, U4 and U5), students will complete a 137-credit degree.  For students from high schools outside Quebec, a freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a six-year, 170-credit degree).

If you will be completing advanced level course work (such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Levels, and/or university courses) you may receive advanced standing credit for all or part of the U0 year.

To view a detailed program outline, click here.

Enhance your B.Mus./B.Ed. Degree!

Participate in an exchange program: Often referred to as “going on exchange”, exchange participants study at one of McGill’s partner universities while earning credit towards their McGill degree and paying tuition to McGill. McGill has partnerships with 150 Universities around the world to add an international dimension to your studies. Find out more about exchange programs. You may also opt to Study Away at an institution that McGill does not have a formal exchange agreement with.