The music education major provides students with the musical knowledge and pedagogical skills needed for a career. Students who complete this program are licensed by the state of Indiana to teach music. They are highly effective at teaching musical concepts and at conducting and rehearsing musical ensembles to prepare them for performances.
What classes will I take?
Among the classes in the 77-hour major are:
- techniques courses in multiple instruments
- music history
- instrumental and voice pedagogy
- courses in the School of Education that lead to certification (these are in addition to the 77 hrs in Music)
What experiences will I have?
Music education majors gain performance experience through ensemble participation, private music study, and recital preparation. These students develop portfolios and interviewing skills to assist them as they transition from college to professional teaching. They also participate in student teaching and may intern with local organizations such as the Anderson Area Children’s Choir.
What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?
Our music education graduates find their place in K-12 schools teaching choral and instrumental music. They may also continue their studies in music therapy or pursue graduate study to teach future teachers. We also offer Orff certifications on campus, giving our students access to additional skills to serve them as educators.
How can I learn more?