Music Education

Inspiring others is a gift. Loyola’s music education program is designed to help you develop your gifts and talents to become both a musician and a teacher. At Loyola, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a highly distinguished faculty that includes noted educators, world-renowned performers, and authors who have practical experience teaching in the school setting.

The College of Music and Fine Arts in collaboration with Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers coursework leading to a bachelor in music education and alternative music teacher certification in Louisiana. You will prepare for your career by teaching in the community at both public and private schools, studying the school program, reflecting on the work, and applying educational theory in the classroom. Graduates of our program are employed as band directors, chorus directors, orchestra directors, and teachers of general music at public, charter, parochial, and private schools across the United States.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward McClellan, Music Education and Music Therapy Division Coordinator at emcclell@loyno.edu

  • Accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) 
  • Recognized as a “Top College of Music Teacher Education” by the Online College Database Directory of U.S. Colleges

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Explore the options within this concentration. They include:

Alternative Music Teacher Certification


Enjoy these photos of our students and alumni working in the field.

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