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Overview  Bachelor of Music, Music Education Specialization (Standard Special Certification K-12)

Why Music Education?

Music education allows students to combine their love of music with their passion for teaching. The degree prepares graduates to teach vocal, instrumental and general classroom music at all levels. 

Why Education at SIUE?

The SIUE music education program meets the Standard Special Certi cation K-12 requirements of the State of Illinois and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The degree blends a liberal arts education with the intensive training needed to develop as a professional musician. The curriculum covers the elements of music, instructional knowledge in teaching individual instruments and voice, and the art of teaching.

SIUE music education students have opportunities to practice their skills both in elementary and secondary music classrooms and with the SIUE Suzuki Program, a string instruction for children ages 3-18 that has been a part of the Edwardsville community for nearly 40 years. 

Career Outlook

Demand for school teachers is expected to grow by 13 percent by 2018. Due to shrinking arts budgets, music educators who obtain licensure in more than one subject have a distinct advantage in nding a job. Teachers who are geographically mobile have greater options. SIUE’s Career Development Center works closely with regional and national education associations to help students nd jobs upon graduation. 

Other Music Programs at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Specialization available:
    • Music History and Literature
  • Bachelor of Music
    Specializations available:
  • Jazz Performance
  • Music Business
    - Instrumental/Voice
  • Music Performance
    - Instrumental/Piano/Voice
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Musical Theater

Contact Information
Department of Music
Phone: (618) 650‑3900

Music Education

More Information

College of Arts and Sciences
Student Services
(618) 650‑3900

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