Music Education Major

Music Education prepares students for a career as a public school teacher in general music, band, choir or orchestra. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Music degree, each student meets the State of Illinois teacher licensure requirements for music teaching in grades K-12. Students who pursue this degree generally seek a teaching position immediately following graduation. State reciprocal programs mean students educated in Illinois are not limited to only pursuing a teaching position within the state.

Music education majors must complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations: Instrumental, Piano, Vocal.

Teacher Licensure

Music students desiring to teach in the public schools must complete the BM degree with a major in music education and the requirements for teacher licensure. Consult the College of Education and Health Sciences section of the catalog for specific requirements. Students will be assigned an advisor in music and in the Department of Teacher Education. Regular consultation with both advisors is extremely important.