BEd (Music) with Honours
Designed for musicians of outstanding potential who desire careers as classroom teachers, our highly vocational Bachelor of Education (Music) programme is the main route into classroom music teaching in Scotland. Uniquely it qualifies you for both primary and secondary school teaching and offers integrated school placements in all four years of study. This demanding programme is offered jointly by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the School of Education of Glasgow University. Following graduation you’ll qualify for professional registration as a classroom teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, and guaranteed a probationary year of classroom teaching.
As a student on this programme you’ll benefit from the sports, library and academic facilities at Glasgow University and from the broader university teaching available. At the Conservatoire you’l l undertake intensive music studies including a principal performance study, keyboard and vocal skills, performance classes, and participation in ensemble music and choral activities. Through sharing the same tutors and classes as BMus students, you’ll develop your own skills as a musician to the highest level. There’s also a new pathway offering the following specialisms: Accordion, Clarsach, (Scottish) Flute, Fiddle, Gaelic Song, Highland Bagpipe, and Percussion (snare drum/hand held percussion/drumkit).
Throughout secondary schools, music teaching is becoming more pupil-centered, more practical, and much more individualized. To prepare you to cope with these demands, The School of Education at Glasgow University runs music education in parallel with teacher education, both of which given equal importance. In keeping with current professional needs, the Conservatoire Music Studies emphasize practical musicianship, versatility on keyboard instruments and contemporary musical techniques.
Through our Erasmus exchange partnerships with over 30 other European conservatoires, you’ll be able to apply to study abroad. Staff and students from other international institutions also visit us regularly, widening the knowledge and experience of educational practices available. To inform your studies you’ll also be encouraged to undertake professional engagements as well as private teaching.
Click here to download the BEd Music Guide to Applicants 2012-13