Music Education

Bradley’s music education program equips you to teach instrumental, choral or general music in K-12 settings.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

As a music education major, you focus on instrumental, piano or vocal music while you take teacher education courses that prepare you for Illinois teacher licensure. Professional classroom experiences begin your first year and culminate with student-teaching your senior year. The program qualifies you to teach traditional vocal or instrumental music, as well as general music courses. You are required to audition for the program, with the audition also being used to determine talent scholarships. You also are expected to participate in Bradley’s performance ensembles throughout your time as a student.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s music education program successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. Education students boast a 100 percent pass rate on Illinois licensure tests and almost all find jobs or continue their education within six months of graduation. They’re working throughout the U.S. in public and private school settings.

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Peoria and Bradley

Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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