Music Education

The Music Education option prepares students to teach music in the public schools.

All music education students must appear before the Student Teaching Committee of the School of Music for evaluation of competencies and skills prior to student teaching. Final approval for student teaching is granted only by this committee.

Students may obtain Illinois K–12 certification in Music by completing degree requirements and state certification tests.

Possible Careers

Our graduates are prepared to enter careers working in schools and private facilities as;

  • Music Teachers
        Why Choose Music Education at WIU?

        Our students receive a superior music education in a highly personalized environment. The ratio of music majors to full-time music faculty in the Western Illinois University School of Music is 6:1. That’s one faculty member for every six music majors!

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available:
    • B.A.
    • B.M.
    • M.M.
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • Honors
    • Teacher Certification

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