Furman students intending to major in music education must perform an audition and complete a music theory placement examination to begin study. Final approval for acceptance into the music education degree takes place during your sophomore year.


The Bachelor of Music in Education provides students with an opportunity to earn South Carolina Teacher Certification through specific courses pertaining to the study of instrumental or choral/general music.

Furman’s program of teacher education is subject to regulations, standards, and guidelines established by the South Carolina Department of Education.

  • Overview: Article XII, page 13 of Music Handbook PDF
  • Choral / General Music emphasis: Page 38 of Music Handbook
  • Band / Orchestral emphasis: Page 39 of Music Handbook

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