A five year program (as opposed to six) in which students are accepted into BOTH the Bachelor Music-Music Education (Honours) and the Bachelor of Education as entering first year students. Students graduate with both Bachelor of Music-Music Education and the Bachelor of Education degrees.
Students will be certified to teach in all Ontario public school boards, as well as an option to teach in Ontario Catholic school boards.
Students will have the option to study in either the traditional Western classical music stream or in the jazz/popular music stream.
Students receive the same high standard and amount of private studio experience as BMus in performance students.
Students spend their first two years solely at the School of Creative Arts taking core music courses (lessons, ensembles, theory, history) and music education courses.
Students spend their third year taking their Faculty of Education courses (supplemented with ensembles and lessons in Music)
Fourth year students take their remaining courses in Music and optional second teachable courses
Fifth year students complete the Practicum through the Faculty of Education