Bachelor Programs in Special Education

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Special Education

A Bachelor in Special Education prepares teachers to practice inclusive education for individuals with disabilities. Participants in the degree program learn teaching methods to educate and develop students with physical and learning disabilities who require specialized support to receive an education.

What is a Bachelor in Special Education? This undergraduate degree provides students with a framework of empowerment, advocacy, behavior and education methods to teach and support individuals with disabilities. Special education coursework extensively covers the skills and understanding necessary to work with special needs students in a classroom or social services setting. Participants study the physical and mental disabilities that require special education and their influence on learning and development. They leave the program capable of successfully working with and educating people with diverse needs. Students may choose to concentrate their coursework on their areas of interest, such as assessment methods or disability specialization, in order to tailor their career paths after graduation.

Students benefit from the special education program’s foundation of special needs instruction combined with the option to focus on an area of interest. Graduates are prepared for a career in inclusive education with an understanding of special needs students, a peer support network in place and the skills to fill an important role in the school system and community.

Special education degree programs usually take four years to complete. Tuition rates vary across institutions. Prospective students should inquire with each institution to get a clear vision of the cost in time and tuition required to complete the program.

Special education graduates are prepared for a career teaching and supporting students with a diverse range of learning needs. Program graduates may spend a career educating and developing children in a classroom setting, or they may choose to work in other capacities. A special education degree qualifies graduates to work in assessment and advocacy in school settings or in the community.

Individuals interested in a career in special education can find the right institution to pursue their degree by searching our extensive database of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Educational Foundations

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

A major in Educational Foundations is designed especially for students who are interested in working in educational settings but do not plan to become a classroom teacher. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. A major in Educational Foundations is designed especially for students who are interested in working in educational settings but do not plan to become a classroom teacher. Students who would like to design educational programs for communities or businesses will find this major provides a strong background of knowledge and skills. The major is a good choice for students who would like to work in after school or enrichment programs for children or young adults. Many students who major in Educational Foundations intend to go graduate school in education-related fields. Students who would like to work at the Pre-K or elementary level are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Education Department to set up a program within the major that focuses on early childhood and elementary education. They can take advantage of courses and internships that give them practical experience working with children in the University’s laboratory school. Program Goals To promote the personal growth of students toward advanced levels of adult development. To prepare students with the general learning skills and knowledge necessary to be citizens of our modern age. To develop in every student the knowledge and skills necessary to teach anything to anyone, with a special focus on teaching one’s own subject field in the schools of contemporary America. Fourteen program learning outcomes have been identified in all and each one is assessed at one or more points in the program to make sure that every student attains each one. To help each student grasp intellectually the relationship between the underlying field of consciousness, the “unified field of all the laws of nature,” and all branches of the field of education. To prepare graduate students who are current on a topic of educational interest and able to present the research and best practices on this topic. [-]

Bachelor in Music Oriented at Education — Choir Conducting Oriented at Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. [+]

Music Oriented at Education The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent profession of music teacher. For teaching qualification it is necessary to continue in Master program. Choir Conducting The aim is to provide system of basic theoretical knowledge and practical conducting skills. The main subjects are: conducting technique, playing of vocal scores, vocal education in choir, aural analysis, history of choral singing, literature for all kinds of choirs. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent activity of conductor. For fully qualification of choral conductor it is necessary to continue in Master program. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Exam in first branch – max. 40 points (Music) Exam in second branch – max. 40 points (Choir) Total score – 80 points maximum. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: 1. to deliver a certified copy of secondary school-leaving exam 2. to pass an entrance examination and reach at least one point in each part and reach required number of points determined by the Dean Preparatory course It´s possible to ask for individual consultations in advance. Information on the exercise of graduates Music Oriented at Education Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor course are not qualified as teachers. Choir Conducting Graduates possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general educational. They acquire basic awareness about teacher’s work through introduction to pedagogy, social pedagogy and motivational practice and basic psychological disciplines. The curriculums outcome is not qualification for teaching. [-]

Bachelor in Special Education

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The College of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become professional "transformed Christian educators." [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. The College of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become professional "transformed Christian educators." Offering a diverse but cohesive teacher education program that integrates three essential segments of teacher preparation - general education, specialized subject area education and professional education - students acquire comprehensive teaching preparation. Additionally, all students who wish to major in education or obtain a standard teaching certificate must be admitted to the Professional Education Program. For those students majoring in education or seeking a standard teaching certificate, admission to the program is a prerequisite for approval to student teach. Education majors must be admitted before they have competed 75 hours toward their education degree. The special education major acquaints students with the different exceptionalities served in schools. Students choosing this degree will focus on assessment procedures, placement, methods, materials and teaching strategies. This major develops students to understand the needs of students with disabilities and, thereby, meet those needs by developing appropriate education paths in conjunction with other professional services. Outcomes Become a teacher. Help transform lives. The National Center for Educational Statistics states that America's schools will need at least two million additional teachers in the next decade. You are needed now, more than ever. The world is waiting for educators who have developed a Christian worldview and who will have an impact in education whether it is in public, private or Christian schools; preschool, elementary, secondary or postsecondary higher education. As an educator, you truly do touch the future. Come be a part of the ORU College of Education and touch the future as a transformed Christian educator. [-]

Bachelor in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a non-teaching structured (two-stage) course with a focus on special needs education and drama therapy. The study covers not only theoretic and informative disciplines (e.g. basics of special needs education, psychology, psychopaedy, etc.), [+]

Description of the programme The study is designed as a non-teaching structured (two-stage) course with a focus on special needs education and drama therapy. The study covers not only theoretic and informative disciplines (e.g. basics of special needs education, psychology, psychopaedy, etc.), but a great emphasis is placed on formative and therapeutic-formative disciplines: drama therapy, art therapy, personal-social training, creative drama, drama therapy projecting, and other expressive and experiential subjects. The aim of the study is to prepare the graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care, and in non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. The graduates have an opportunity to continue in the follow-up Master’s degree in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function of an educational worker with a focus on the application of therapeutic-formative approaches with an emphasis on paratheatrical systems (drama therapy, educational drama, theatre in education), assistant teacher, educational worker for schools and school facilities designed for institutional and protective education and preventative education – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be ready for educational work and interventions in social service facilities (e.g. home for disabled persons), therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit sector, as well as educational work, interventions and organizing work in non-governmental non-profit organizations aimed at assisting persons with health disability and social handicaps. Admission requirements: The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of study program. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Talent test, which consists of: Interpretation of a prepared literary or dramatic text of own choice (including authorial interpretation) of about 5 minutes, Drama or literary improvisation on a given topic. [-]

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

Jumeira University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Jumeira University College of Education is dedicated to prepare lifelong educators and professionals. It provides the necessary foundation of authentic and inspiring academic experiences and applications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and address today’s complex challenges in the field of education within the UAE. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. About the College of Education Jumeira University College of Education is dedicated to prepare lifelong educators and professionals. It provides the necessary foundation of authentic and inspiring academic experiences and applications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and address today’s complex challenges in the field of education within the UAE. The College will offer undergraduate degrees for all level of education from early years to grade 12. The core academic discipline will focus on teaching and learning at all levels of children development from birth to grade 12. Internships, trainings, practical experiences will play key role to prepare teachers to facilitate effective learning, taking into consideration the cultural, social and economic factors of students, school and families within the UAE. Students are expected to complete university general education requirements, explore various careers in education, and in their sophomore year, they will be immersed in the discipline and culture of teaching and learning before they finally specialize in their senior year. Academic Program The college will offer Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education. The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students with both academic principles and the private/public school experience necessary to become a successful teacher in early years through grade three. The program provides the foundational knowledge, field experiences, and common skills and strategies that prepare students for multiple roles within the field of early childhood education, including the development and advocacy for early childhood education initiatives. It promotes the availability of quality early learning environments in the UAE and support for families in the UAE through parent trainings and access to quality learning experiences. Curriculum Curriculum Philosophy and Inspiration The program is continuously being revised to meet and exceed the changing expectations of the UAE Ministry of Education. The program standards are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the US National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Early Childhood Education undergraduate program is a model service-learning program for teacher education for the Emirate of Dubai. The content of the methods, courses on campus and the coordinated field-based experiences are designed to give the student both the necessary background and a first-hand experience that is needed to develop practical teaching skills. Importance is given to train students theoretically and practically in how to handle young children who will be engaging in a largely bilingual school system and descend from Islamic culture and heritage. Accreditation Bachelor of Education IN Early Child Hood Program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) in United Arab Emirates. Career Prospects Our graduates with a Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood will be certified to teach in public and private schools from KG to Grade 3. [-]

Bachelor in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Paul Smiths

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management - Learn to work with diverse groups to design and deliver high-quality recreation experiences that are ecologically and economically sound. Experiential education, leadership, management skills and adventure opportunities are the emphasis of this bachelor’s-degree program. [+]

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education & Leisure Management Learn to work with diverse groups to design and deliver high-quality recreation experiences that are ecologically and economically sound. Experiential education, leadership, management skills and adventure opportunities are the emphasis of this bachelor’s-degree program. Students choose from several minors, including outdoor leadership, environmental communication and environmental studies. No matter which area of focus you select, you’ll graduate with a highly marketable and capable set of skills: “Leave No Trace” wilderness travel and camping Best practices in recreational program design and delivery Effective management techniques for sustainable nature-based operations Ability to analyze the cultural, historical and environmental impacts of nature-based tourism Communication, leadership and problem-solving Career Options Environmental Educator/Interpreter Nature/Interpretive Center Management Recreation Outfitters Owner/Manager/Guide Health Club or Spa Manager Recreation Program and Operations Supervisor Eco-Tourism Guide/Manager Resort, Cruise Line or College Activities Director Camp Director K-12 Administration* Student Guidance/Counseling* College Student Development/Student Affairs* *Master’s degree and certification required Required Courses Program Requirements English Comp I First Year Seminar Recreation & Leisure in U.S. Adirondack Studies Adventure Education I/II Environmental Education Principles of Management Outdoor Recreation Leadership Outdoor Education Program Design & Planning Sustainable Practices in Entrepreneurship Principles of Marketing Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism Financial Decision Making Risk Management & Liability Experiential Electives Recreation Practicum Outdoor Leadership Practicum Interdisciplinary Field Studies Natural World Electives Biology I Introduction to Environmental Science The Adirondack Environment Geology Natural Habitat Interpretation Dendrology Introduction to Wildlife Management Natural History of North American Vertebrates Ecological Foundations of Sustainability Diversity Electives Diversity & Inclusion By Design Cultural Anthropology Gerontology Shattering Gender Stereotypes The American Labor Movement Recreation Management Electives Small Business Accounting Dispute Management Recreation & Resort Marketing & Management Festival & Event Management Human Resource Management Program Management & Decision Making The Family Enterprise Business Ethics & Decision Making Management Information Systems Facilities Management Visitor Management Services Park Management Destination Dynamics Hospitality Futures [-]

Bachelor in Secondary Education

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Marian University’s Educators College has an outstanding secondary education program. The faculty and staff have all spent many years in the formal classroom before answering the call to become a professor. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. Bachelor in Secondary Education Why Marian University’s Secondary Education Program? Tradition of Excellence Nationally recognized and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Nationally recognized International Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi Top faculty with local, state, national, and international experience, expertise, and recognition Exceptional career and graduate school placement Reciprocity of license with other states International education opportunities Graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts with the double major in content area and secondary education [-]

BA In School And Social Adaptation In Education

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The Bachelor of school and social adaptation in education provides the skills necessary to master the educational intervention for struggling students (preschool, primary or secondary), adult sector students in basic training and students with disabilities. [+]

The Bachelor of school and social adaptation in education provides the skills necessary to master the educational intervention for struggling students (preschool, primary or secondary), adult sector students in basic training and students with disabilities. The program aims to train teachers able to effectively support students with social maladjustments and learning individually or in groups, in regular classes or special class. paths The Bachelor of Education in school and social adaptation includes two paths: pre - primary Secondary - Adult Education Students choose one of two specializations from the fourth quarter. Internships The Bachelor of Education in school and social adaptation has four school placements, each a year. Over 720 hours of training are carried out in schools. Authorized Internship places are the school boards of five administrative regions: Bas-Saint-Laurent North Coast Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine Chaudière-Appalaches Capitale-Nationale It is possible to do an internship in the administrative region of Montreal provided there is a group of trainees. The University determines the internship sites taking into account the place of origin and preferences of the student. It is possible to make the long course (fourth year) in other regions of Quebec under certain conditions. Teaching diploma A permanent teaching certificate (legal authorization to teach) is issued to those who successfully complete the program. All candidates must be free of criminal record to receive their teaching license. Employment Opportunities The main jobs held by graduates of the Bachelor of school and social adaptation in education are: teacher; resource teacher; Community intervention agent; accompanist students; educational consultant; etc. As the program is limited, the graduate placement rate is excellent and the unemployment rate is very low. The weekly work schedule of a teacher varies around 32 hours per week: about 20 hours working with students (courses, supervision, monitoring, recovery, student activities, etc.); about 7 hours of "presence-school" (meetings, planning, availability for students); about 5 hours of time of a personal nature (as needed). Continuation of graduate studies at UQAR Bachelor graduates in school and social adaptation in education have access to graduate from UQAR programs in the following areas: education; educational administration; ethics; project management; people management in the workplace; psychology; regional development. OBJECTIVES This program aims at training a professional nature and includes the following areas: foundations of education, the pedagogical act, practical training, ethics, and professional development. Acquiring these skills will allow the student or the student to be a student support is maintained in regular classes or to hold special classes for preschool, elementary or secondary. The teaching degree program in special education preparing for graduate and postgraduate studies in the field of education sciences. After graduation, the student or the student will be able to: demonstrate skills related to the foundations of education; demonstrate compérences related to the educational act (characteristics of students, academic disciplines, the adaptation to teaching, assessment, classroom management, collaboration and teamwork); demonstrate skills related to ethics and professional development. [-]

Degree In Special Education With Emphasis On Mental Retardation

La Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Campus Full time February 2017 Costa Rica Heredia

Train professionals in the field of education with the knowledge and skills to serve students with mental retardation or Emotional and behavioral problems, according to their educational needs and strengths; from under Education for All, in which both the learner and its context, be considered as an active unit. At different levels and contexts of education, system according to the national reality. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. Train professionals in the field of education with the knowledge and skills to serve students with mental retardation or Emotional and behavioral problems, according to their educational needs and strengths; from under Education for All, in which both the learner and its context, be considered as an active unit. At different levels and contexts of education, system according to the national reality. Form a professional line with global changes founded on Human Rights, taking into account fundamental data on training and practice of professionals in Special Education, which now exert obtained by analyzing results of investigations conducted in the national context by the Center national Resource for Educational Inclusion. Headquarters: Heredia [-]

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This program has been designed to assist students in the development of practical skills in teaching children and young people with disabilities to enable... [+]

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability)

This program has been designed:

To assist students in the development of practical skills in teaching children and young people with disabilities to enable high quality education in mainstream or specialist settings. To provide pre-service teacher education that extensively covers the skills and knowledge essential for successful education for children with special needs. To produce graduates who have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to work effectively across a range of community and educational settings where people with diverse needs, especially those with disabilities , are supported. To produce graduates who are able to provide peer support, leadership and direction within a range of educational and community settings. To deliver a program that meets real world needs and is workplace relevant and is collaborative across the Schools of Health Sciences and Education. ... [-]

Bachelor of Special Needs Education

Minin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

If there is a profession in relation to which the word “vocation” can be used, it would be a special needs educator. Professionals working with children with special needs - today and always are the most demanded and best paid of all teachers. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. If there is a profession in relation to which the word “vocation” can be used, it would be a special needs educator. Professionals working with children with special needs - today and always are the most demanded and best paid of all teachers. Bachelor profiles: "Speech Therapy" (internal and distant forms); Where can I work after graduation: Speech therapists in preschool educational institutions Speech therapist in private children developmental centers Specialist psychological, medical and pedagogical commission Speech therapists at school speech correction point Head of a private speech therapy center Specialist in private practice Speech therapist at centers of psychological and educational rehabilitation and for children with special needs Specialist in speech correction in children's homes, sanatoriums "Oligophrenopedagogics" (full-time) Where can I work after graduation: Teacher-therapist in preschool educational institutions Pathologist in private children developmental centers Specialist in psychological, medical and pedagogical commission Teacher oligofrenopedagogist in special needs schools Pathologist in socio - rehabilitation centers Teacher special needs classes Pathologist in medical institutions Specialist in private practice (tutor) Tutors to work with children with severe and multiple disabilities «Special psychology" (full-time) Where can I work after graduation: Teacher-psychologist in preschool educational institutions psychologist in private children developmental centers specialist psychological, medical and pedagogical commission Teacher-psychologist in the general or special needs facility specialist in private practice Teacher-psychologist at the centers of psychological and educational rehabilitation for children with special needs Professionals working with children in children's homes, sanatoriums Consultant psychologist Gouverneur (family psychologist) [-]

Bachelor of Technical Education

Crandall University
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Moncton

Our Bachelor of Technical Education graduates hold a strong reputation around the world. Often they are specifically requested for internship placement in places such as China and Australia. [+]

Technical Education At Crandall The Bachelor of Technical Education Degree (B.T.Ed.) is an innovative program designed to combine your previous technical skills and training with 21st century teacher training. If you have a background in areas like Business Technology, ICT, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Trades, or Hospitality and want to work in a school setting, then this is the program for you. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Technical Education degree, you will be eligible to apply for a Level 4 Teaching Certificate from the New Brunswick Department of Education. Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Technical Education Our Bachelor of Technical Education graduates hold a strong reputation around the world. Often they are specifically requested for internship placement in places such as China and Australia. Technical Education professors stay abreast of current literature and methodology discussed in professional journals so our students learn the very latest techniques and approaches. Students learn to use the latest classroom technology including such resources as Smart boards, student response systems, digital document cameras and infrared classroom sound amplification. The program includes 18 weeks in the classroom – 2 weeks of observation and 16 consecutive weeks of actual teaching experience. Students complete their first semester course work before they are in a classroom so they can get maximum benefit from their observations. [-]

Bachelor of Education - Special Education

The Mico University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The Mico degree in Special Education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children with exceptionalities such as hearing and visual impairment, learning disabilities, mental retardation, communication disorders, giftedness and behavioural disorders. [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. The Mico degree in Special Education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children with exceptionalities such as hearing and visual impairment, learning disabilities, mental retardation, communication disorders, giftedness and behavioural disorders. A degree in Special Education can serve as a prerequisite into other professions such as: Speech and Language Pathology Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Educational Psychology Psychometrics Community Rehabilitation The programme offers a 4-year Degree in any of the following areas of specialization: Moderate and Severe Disabilities Educational Assessment and Instructional Planning Mild and Moderate Disabilities Blindness and Visual Impairment [-]

Bachelor in Special Education

Al Ahliyya Amman University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 Jordan Amman

This Department aims to prepare teachers for special education programmes by training them to work with individuals with special needs (students with disabilities and students of exceptional intelligence or talents) in the public and private sectors. The Department aims to produce graduates with impeccable skills and abilities and who will have mastered cutting-edge knowledge in their field. [+]

This Department was opened in 2007, and it aims to prepare teachers for special education programmes by training them to work with individuals with special needs (students with disabilities and students of exceptional intelligence or talents) in the public and private sectors. The Department aims to produce graduates with impeccable skills and abilities and who will have mastered cutting-edge knowledge in their field. The University has consistently ensured that this Department has distinct faculty members who are capable of delivering quality lectures and conducting research and field work and who waste no effort in their relentless quest for further and more refined knowledge in their field. Mission Preparing a dedicated staff qualified academically and professionally to offer care to people with special needs and contribute to community service. Objectives Providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with people with special needs. Developing modern ethical and humanitarian values in dealing with people with special needs. Equipping students with the professional skills and theoretical orientation necessary for rehabilitating persons with special needs. Developing the skills of faculty members to keep up with developments in special needs research and to grow professionally. Cooperation with community organizations to provide services to people with special needs. [-]

Bachelor of Music Education

Lake Forest College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lake Forest

The study of music education at Lake Forest combines music theory, history and culture of music, and music performance with rigorous study in the practical art of teaching strings, winds and percussion, elemental and secondary general music, and instrumental and choral ensembles. Music education students are exposed to a strong, flexible major they can complete in four years. Additionally, they will be... [+]

Bachelors in Special Education. Bachelor of Music Education The study of music education at Lake Forest combines music theory, history and culture of music, and music performance with rigorous study in the practical art of teaching strings, winds and percussion, elemental and secondary general music, and instrumental and choral ensembles. Music education students are exposed to a strong, flexible major they can complete in four years. Additionally, they will be equipped to teach a range of music classes — from band to choir to orchestra to general music — to students of all ages, K-12. The College’s award-winning education program is one of the best in Illinois, with a high post-graduation employability rate: last year, 95% of Lake Forest education grads got jobs in educational settings. What distinguishes a music education degree at Lake Forest? Intensive one-on-one study with distinguished faculty Broad curriculum with specialization in instrument or voice Internships and practica in urban and suburban schools Courses MUSE 170: Intro to Music Teaching & Learning MUSE 271: Teaching Winds and Percussion MUSE 271: The Art of Teaching Wind and Percussion Instruments. MUSE 272: Teaching String Instruments MUSE 272: The Art of Teaching String Instruments. MUSE 273: Teaching Instrumental Ensembles MUSE 273: The Art of Teaching Instrumental Ensembles. MUSE 274: Teaching Choral Ensembles MUSE 274: The Art of Teaching Choral Ensembles. MUSE 275: Teaching Music in Elementary School [-]