Empower students as learners

Possibly the only thing greater than unlocking your own creativity through music, is helping someone else unlock theirs. That鈥檚 precisely what you鈥檒l do with a focus in music education: help your students learn to express their unique individuality, while providing them with a strong sense of how the shared experience of music brings us all together.


All courses offered face-to-face on main campus.

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The average undergraduate student award is $23,395.

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Program Overview

As a music education student, you’ll study music theory, composition, conducting, music history, and forms of the medieval, baroque, pre-classical, romantic, and 20th century periods from around the globe. With such a thorough background, you’ll gain the skills and to share this knowledge with your own students.

Learn the ins and outs of all the instruments in an ensemble by becoming a teacher for K-12 band or orchestra. The K-12 Choral Education curriculum teaches many levels of music theory and music history, conducting, and techniques for teaching brass, woodwinds, percussion, and strings. In addition to learning in the classroom, stay active in your instrumental skills by participating in an ensemble of your choice each semester.

Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements.

What to Expect

Work with experienced professors, and benefit from the individual attention of a low student-to-faculty ratio. Gain real-world experience in local classrooms from day one. An individual coordinator will be assigned to you personally to help ensure your success in the program, which offers a broad range of content specialties you can choose from. Receive a strong liberal arts education, innovative instruction based on current research, and the opportunity to earn your Lutheran Teaching Diploma so you can teach in Lutheran schools upon graduation.

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