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Begin your career in music education

Encouraging the love of music and helping youth hone their musical skills is a noble calling. If you think you have what it takes — not only the musical talent but the desire to teach — check out the music education majors. These majors combine musicianship and an outstanding teacher education program.

You can concentrate in one of the following two areas: instrumental and general music (band, orchestra, and general music) or choral and general music. The program includes a great variety of ensemble experiences and culminates with a semester of student teaching. The curricula lead to certification to teach music in the State of Wisconsin to a variety of ages in public schools (generally, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade).

All music degrees have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music and Theatre Arts

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Comprehensive Choral and General Music Teaching Major

134-135 credits / no minor required

Music education students receive frequent exposure to public school classroom settings through various practica, and the program culminates with a semester of student teaching.

Applicants to the program must present their admission audition in voice and piano and will study both instruments during the completion of the degree. The Choral and General Music Teaching degree leads to certification to teach choral music and general music, grades PK-12.

This major is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: Option C and leads to
licensure to teach Choral Music and General Music in Early Childhood through Adolescence classrooms.

View the sample degree outline

Comprehensive Instrumental and General Music Teaching Major

133-135 credits / no minor required

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