Available Concentrations (sample program checksheets):
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education leads to New York State certification to teach vocal and instrumental music in kindergarten through grade 12. New York certification is highly reciprocal and many graduates obtain jobs in other states. Music Education majors at Roberts are prepared to be excellent performers as well as excellent educators-there is no distinction between performer and teacher in the Music Department at Roberts.
Students track either Vocal Music Education or Instrumental Music Education. Within the Instrumental Music Education track is a specific track for String Education majors. Piano, organ, and guitar majors may select either the vocal or instrumental track. (Instrumental track requires a proficiency on an orchestra or band instrument.)
Music education majors must complete student teaching in the fall or spring of their senior year. All Music Education majors must perform a Senior Recital and may elect to perform a Junior Recital.
Music Department Web Site