Become certified to teach music in K-12 schools where you will work to advance the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of all learners and provide leadership in incorporating diversity and inclusion in the development of educational communities.

Quick facts
  • Two year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You cannot enter this program directly from high school

What you will learn

The Sequential Music program is a two-year program that may be completed after earning a four-year Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education through the College of Arts and Science. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Education - Sequential Music program, apply to the College of Education.

By enrolling in this program, you will gain a richer understanding of the foundations of education; continue to practice your skills in field experiences; and, become proficient in assessment, evaluation, and classroom management.

A first-year schedule sample

Here’s what a typical first-year schedule for the Early/Middle Years program might look like:

Course Description
Fall Term
EFDT 301.3 Educator Identity in Contexts Anti Oppressive and Ethical Beginnings
ECUR 309.3 Introduction to Elementary English Language Arts
EFDT 313.3 Pedagogies of Place Context Based Learning Elementary
ECUR 312.3 Methods in Elementary Mathematics
ETAD 402.3 Multimedia Design and Production
Winter Term
EPSE 202.3 Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
ECUR 310.3 Literacy Across the Elementary Curriculum Assessment and Planning in a Relational Context
EDST 322.3 Field Experience Relational Curriculum Making in Practice Planning Adapting and Assessing
ECUR 322.3 Methods in Elementary Science
ECUR 382.3 Methods in Elementary Social Studies

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.


Study at one of the most beautiful university campuses in Canada while being immersed in the City of Saskatoon’s active arts environment. Saskatoon is a hotbed for musicians with solo and group performance opportunities with the renowned Saskatoon Symphony, Fringe Festival, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Jazz Society and the SaskTel Jazz Festival.

Hands-on learning

There is no better place to learn to be an effective teacher than in schools, working directly with students. At USask, we ensure that you will have multiple opportunities to put your teaching skills to work.

You will be exposed to integrated on-campus and field study opportunities designed to enhance understanding of the theory-practice continuum and to develop competencies in working with children and youth.


The Department of Music offers a unique degree program in music education for those planning to teach music at the early/middle years or secondary levels. Students who complete the Bachelor of Music in Music Education program can then apply to the College of Education for the two-year Bachelor of Education – Sequential Music program. The completion of this professional B.Ed. degree qualifies candidates to receive a Saskatchewan teacher's certificate to teach any grade from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.

There are many music-specialist positions available to teachers who are entering the work force. These degree programs also allow for teaching positions that involve part-time music along with other subject specialties and will train students to meet the challenge of a variety of teaching positions in a flexible job market with two separate degrees.

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $7,497 $31,488
Student fees $1,089 $1,089
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,536 $34,077

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2023-2024 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Program options

The Bachelor of Education - Sequential Music degree is offered by the College of Education. You have two options when completing this program: 

Early/Middle Years

Choose this if you want to teach students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The curriculum offers a general approach to various subjects to provide a wide exposure to the subjects and teaching methods you will use in early and middle years classrooms.


Choose this if you want to teach students in Grades 9 through 12. You will specialize further in two teaching areas to concentrate your expertise in specific high school subjects.

Admission requirements and deadlines

To enter this program, you first need to complete the four year Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. For the Secondary option, you will also need a minimum average of 60% in your Teaching Area 2 classes.

Once you've completed this program, you can apply to the College of Education for the Bachelor of Education - Sequential Music degree. For more information, speak with an advisor in the College of Education.

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CAD is required before your application will be processed.

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