The Music Education Department at Berklee offers innovative instruction that prepares students for careers as music teachers for grades pre-K to 12. 

Students who study music education experience instruction on campus and in the field with numerous opportunities to observe and teach classes. They learn how to teach the students of today and tomorrow using best educational practices, contemporary and traditional methodologies, a variety of repertoire, and the latest technology.

Our music education faculty are all experienced teachers with years of professional engagement in the classroom and beyond. They are active clinicians, conductors, adjudicators, researchers, authors, and more who, in addition to teaching, serve as resources, advisors, and mentors to students.

The Berklee Music Education Department is highly active on campus and in the community. Every year we host symposia, recitals, summer and community music programs, and off-campus performances. In addition, we have a strong collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education that offers a variety of workshops and other events.

Our impressive music education alumni are teaching music in classrooms and studios all over the world. They provide a valuable resource to the department and change the lives of students every day with their creative and innovative teaching.

Learn more about studying music education at Berklee:


If you are interested in learning more about our graduate music education programs, please visit Music Education.


  • B.M.
    Bachelor of Music in Music Education
    Four-Year Program
  • Minor in Instrument Repair
  • M.M.
    Master of Music in Music Education
    Two-Year Program
  • M.M.
    Master of Music in Music Education (Autism Concentration)
    Two-Year Program
  • Grad. Cert.
    Graduate Certificate in Music Education and Autism
    18 Months

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