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Music Teacher's Programme

Teacher's Training Programme for upper secondary, primary school

The Instrumental and Ensemble Teacher´s Training Programme offers you the skills and eligibility requirements needed for teaching music in upper secondary and primary school grades 1–9 in Sweden. It also prepares you for teaching in Sweden’s municipal culture- and music schools. Graduates will recieve a Teacher Exam of 300/330 ECTS credits. You can combine music with either another school subject or more immersive courses in music.

Content of the education

Subject 1: music 120 ECTS
Subject 2: music specialization or another school subject, 90/120 ECTS
Subject 3: educational sciences, 60 ECTS
Subject 4: school internship, 30 ECTS

Subject 1: Music
In the teacher education program for upper secondary school you will focus on one of the following genres both on your main instrument and in ensemble playing:
mixed genre, folk/world music, classical, pop/rock, singer-songwriter. You can also add a specialization in arranging/composition, choir conducting or eurythmics.

The courses included in subject 1 focus on developing both your pedagogical and artistic abilities. Example of courses are: individual lessons in your main instrument, guitar/piano, voice, and your own electives; group lessons are offered in bass and drums, ensemble, eurythmics and drama, note editing, sound engineering, methodological and didactic courses as well as courses in music history. Subject 1 also includes two independant essay projects each worth 15 ECTS.

Subject 2: Music or another school subject
If you study music as subject 2 you can choose between advanced courses (90 ECT) at the Academy of Music. If you choose to study another school subject (90/120 hp) you will do this at Lund University. Avaliable combinations during fall 2017 are: english, swedish, history, modern languages, mathematics, physics, religion or swedish as a second language.

Qualifications and eligibility:
To be accepteded into the music teaching programme you need to meet both basic eligibility and the special eligibility requirements specified in subject area 6c together with approved admissions tests.


Sara Engblom
Programme administrator
+46 40 32 54 19
sara [dot] engblom [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se