The undergraduate major provides students excellent training to teach vocal and instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. A feature unique to our music education curriculum is the countless hours of field experience, beginning in the first semester of study, that students receive throughout their coursework. Upon completion of the degree, graduates have met all requirements to sit the exam for licensure to teach in public schools in Colorado.
The graduate program in music education offers four options:
(1) program designed for licensed elementary, middle school, and high school music educators who want to become master teachers in the K-12 Music Education field
(2) program designed to students who hold a B.M. or B.A. in Music who want to earn a teaching licensure in K-12 Music while studying music education at the graduate level
(3) online program with an additional certification in Kodály music teaching gained from a summer residency
(4) online program for current middle school and high school choir, band, and orchestra directors seeking further knowledge