Music Teacher Training (CH)

The three-year BA Specialisation in School Music or BA Music and Movement develops the artistic and teaching fundamentals required for more advanced studies leading to a primary or secondary school teaching qualification. Besides focusing on one of several areas (Classical Music, Jazz and Pop, or Music and Movement), students build broad music and music teaching skills. A successfully completed BA degree leads to a three-year MA programme (lateral entries are possible). To be eligible to teach music at baccalaureate level, students are required to pursue a specialised teacher training course in addition to successfully completing their MA degree.

For school years / grades Teacher Training College University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dept. Music Pedagogy
1. – 6.
(primary education)
Teacher training qualification in general primary level education + music as a subject BA in Music and Movement

(3 years full-time)
MA in Elementary Music Education

(3 years part-time)

7. – 9.
(lower-secondary education)
Teacher training qualification
in lower-secondary level education + music as a subject
MA School Music I

(3 years part-time at Zurich University of the Arts)

10. – 12.
(upper-secondary education)
Does not apply MA School Music II

(3 years full-time at Zurich University of the Arts)

or

Equivalent qualification to teach music at secondary schools from the following institutions:

HKB (Bern University of the Arts)

MAB (Basel University of Music / Basel Music Academy)

HSLU (Lucerne University of the Arts)

HES-SO (Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts)

Swiss-Italian School of Music