Music Education Major—Bachelor of Science Degree
See also Music Major and Music Ministries
PCC’s music education program offers a distinctively Christian education with an emphasis on glorifying God through music. Students will learn the skills, concepts, and methodologies of music and education to excel as music teachers. They will gain real-life experience in the classroom and develop their own philosophy of music education based on a Christian worldview. This well-rounded education prepares upcoming music teachers for instruction in the classroom, rehearsal hall, and private studio.
Numerous opportunities for ministry and performance in solo and group settings are also available.
The purpose of the music education major is to prepare students to teach in a Christian school by equipping them with a Christian-traditional philosophy of music content and teaching methods, practical teaching skills, and a servant’s heart.
Graduates of the music education program will be able to
- apply a Christian-traditional philosophy of music to purposes, content, and methods of teaching;
- demonstrate appropriate skill in their primary proficiency;
- demonstrate a working knowledge of the elements of music;
- organize, establish, and manage an effective learning environment;
- demonstrate knowledge of the learner with ability to teach him;
- teach effectively in a Christian school;
- integrate biblical Christian values in teaching; and
- exhibit the professional qualities required of successful teachers.
Recommended Course Sequence
- Christian school teacher
- Public speaker
- Church ministry
- Private lessons teacher
- Choir director
- Band director
One of the biggest reasons that I chose PCC was their education program. In preparation for the senior
music teaching internship, students are challenged through peer teaching classes, personal music lessons,
and music classes. During my semester of teaching at Pensacola Christian Academy, I saw how those years of
training were priceless as I, the student, now became the teacher. Watching a child’s eyes light up as
he finally grasped a concept, encouraging a struggling child, and seeing the change salvation brings in a
child’s life: these are the rewards of teaching.