With a long history of both teacher education and a vibrant music program, EIU has earned recognition for preparing outstanding music teachers. Students gain immediate experience through observing and teaching in music classrooms during each semester of enrollment and all concentrations lead to the same certification, with broad-based preparation in all areas of music education. However, each of the following concentrations has unique professional development experiences, designed to help the prospective teacher achieve his/her professional and musical goals.
In all concentrations, students study their primary instrument or voice during weekly, hour-long private lessons and complete a junior and senior recital.
This concentration is designed for those who wish to primarily teach band and/or orchestra in grades 4-12. Students will achieve basic proficiency in all traditional wind, string and percussion instruments. Students also learn management skills in order to lead a successful instrumental music education program. Instrumental Teacher Licensure Course Sequence
This concentration is designed for those who wish to primarily teach vocal music in grades 4-12. In addition to developing vocal and choral pedagogical skills, students develop management skills in order to lead a successful vocal music education program. Vocal Teacher Licensure Course Sequence
This concentration is designed for those who wish to teach elementary and middle school (PreK-8) General Music. All students in this program develop vocal and piano skills, and gain experience performing and teaching with a variety of classroom instruments. General Music Education Course Sequence
Degree: Bachelor of Music
Completion time: 4 years
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music
|Music Performance: Instrumental
|Music Performance: Keyboard
|Music Performance: Vocal
|Music Performance: Composition
|Music: Jazz Studies
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