Bachelor of music education

(Concentrate in either choral or instrumental)



Winthrop’s Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares students to teach music at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. This four-year program gives future teachers classroom experience beginning in the first year of study. A carefully planned course sequence provides experiences in applied study, ensembles, music theory and history, conducting, composition and arranging, and elementary and secondary music methods, culminating in two public school internships in the senior year. A close collaboration with Winthrop’s College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences allows future teachers to learn best practices in classroom management, assessment, and meeting the needs of English Language Learners and students with special needs.

Winthrop music education alumni are known across the southeast for their successful records as elementary music teachers, band directors, choral directors, and orchestra directors.


student work

Prepare for a rewarding career in Music Education. In addition to a core of applied and theoretical music courses, students will take a professional education sequence through the College of Education to prepare for teacher certification. There are two concentrations to choose from: choral certification and instrumental certification.



Our music faculty are dedicated to developing relationships with each of our students. Nearly 95 percent of the full-time music faculty hold the highest degree possible in their teaching specialty and perform professionally outside of the university and across the region.


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Choral Certification

Concentrate in Choral

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Instrumental Certification

Concentrate in Instrumental

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Music Technology Minor

Minor in Music Technology

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Music Minor

Minor in Music

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Julia McCallum

Julia McCallum

Music Education Coordinator, Instructor of Music Education

Office: 103 Conservatory of Music
Phone: 803/323-4522

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