Music Education

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
24.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

This program offers you the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Music (Major in Music Education) and a Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Secondary) at the same time. You can engage with your passion for music while opening doors to future career paths in performing arts-based mentorship.

The concurrent program combines academic studies in music with professional studies in education and includes hands-on student-teaching field experiences. You will graduate with both the theoretical and practical experience necessary to thrive in your future career.

Students with a Bachelor of Music degree may apply directly to the B.Ed in Music program.


Careers

An undergraduate degree in Music Education can lead you to a wide range of career options. Many graduates choose to work in occupations that focus on music education, community arts and culture, performance, and recreation. Employment is available in many types of establishments. You can work in public schools, private educational institutions, recreational centres, and music organizations. 

You could become a professional:

  • Music Teacher, Elementary or Secondary School 
  • Private Music Instructor 
  • Community Arts & Culture Program Officer 
  • Education Policy Researcher 

Related programs

Students who are interested in this program are often interested in:


Student experience

Students in this program are supported by course instructors, advisors, and administrators in the Schulich School of Music, the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and the Office of Internships and Student Affairs (ISA). In addition to being a part of two faculties that foster a sense of mentorship, students also can benefit from the resources and events organized by the Music Education Undergraduate Students’ Association (MEdUSA) and the Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS).

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Education and Schulich School of Music.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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