Music Education (K-12 Instrumental or Vocal)

Music Professor

Enriching Talent and Teaching Skills

Music Education students are passionate about teaching young people and fostering their talent and interest in the musical arts.  Through this degree, students develop:

  • strong musical skills
  • self-discipline
  • excellent organizational ability
  • creative thinking
  • strong interpersonal skill 

What can I do with this major?

  • School Band Director
  • School Choir Director
  • Music educator (K-12)

What are some interesting classes I may take?

  • Elementary, Middle and High School Music Methods
  • Instrumental Methods (Brass, percussion, strings and winds)
  • Vocal Fundamentals
  • Non-Western Music
  • Advanced Conducting

What internships or partnerships are available with this program?

All Music Education students are required to take a Teacher Assistant Practicum as well as a full semester of student teaching.  The music and teacher education divisions work with all the surrounding school districts to place students.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download sample degree plans for a major in Music Education.

4 Year Music Education: Instrumental Emphasis Degree Plan

4 Year Music Education: Vocal Emphasis Degree Plan