Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Music; Arts
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Music Education Bachelor's Degree Program

Four-year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree at the University of Mary prepares you for a career teaching music.

At the completion of your degree, you are qualified to apply for licensure in music, grades K-12, and are equipped to teach classroom, choral, and instrumental music. We believe that preparing you in all levels and areas of music education makes you a better educator and will allow you to apply to various open positions after graduation.

Music Education Degree Program Highlights

The Music Education bachelor’s degree program integrates a challenging curriculum with practical and professional training. As a Music Education major at the University of Mary, you will enjoy unique opportunities to:

  • Experience a wide variety of lesson, classroom, and ensemble opportunities to prepare you for a well-rounded career as a music educator
  • Tour regionally, nationally, and internationally with campus ensembles
  • Get hands-on experience in the classroom teaching music through our practicum experiences, school performance opportunities, and student teaching program
  • Gain exposure to and develop a deeper understanding of Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values that you can apply to your music education career and your life



All the University of Mary education programs are fully accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and all CAEP national standards are fully met.



The Music Education program at the University of Mary is also accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).


For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

You may audition for music scholarships which can be stacked with most academic scholarships. If you live more than 250 miles from campus, you may submit a video recording, or audition during your campus visit.

The deadline for priority consideration for scholarships is February 20, although applications are welcome at any time.

For more information please contact the Music Department or University of Mary Admissions at 800-288-6279.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application to the Music Department takes place in the first semester of the sophomore year, or during the first fall semester for transfer students.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: