Talented musician? Great with kids? Enjoy inspiring others to create music? Become a music teacher! You’ll graduate with the ability to guide others to musical fulfillment. This program prepares you for a career as a music teacher in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. If you want to share your love of music and your teaching/performing skills, this is the major for you.
This program prepares you for a career as a music teacher in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Although most jobs revolve around teaching, you could also use your degree to work as a:
What Can I Do With This Major?
Students who are interested in Music Education (K-12) must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in a prescribed liberal arts pre-education program, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and successfully pass all three Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (reading, writing, and mathematics) before they are formally admitted to the teacher education program of the university.
Please note that courses with an * will not be counted in computing the GPA for the major, unless required for the content major or endorsements.
You may also be interested in one or more of the following:
Lecturer of Music
Assistant Professor of Music
Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities
Lecturer in Music
The Cowles Center houses the Music Department with rehearsal spaces for band and choir teaching studios, mixed use practice room, and study space for students.
Dedicated in 2008, the 42,851 square-foot $8.5 million building houses the departments of art, education, history, criminal justice, political studies, psychology and sociology, as well as general-purpose classrooms, art studios, computer labs, the ALT Center, faculty offices, and various student amenities.
Becoming a responsive music educator is among the primary goals for students at Grand View, who are taught to plan, instruct, reflect, and then respond to a given student’s needs. The faculty for music education at GV is very well-regarded.
Alumni of the music education program have become employed in public and private schools as well as in music organizations, colleges, and in community programs worldwide. Employment rate for graduates of this program is exceptionally high.
Upon successful completion of the required curriculum of 130 credits, you are recommended to the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for licensure in music K-12.
Education Department Faculty
Music education is, without even a close second, the most popular college major that musicians pursue in the United States. The reasoning behind this is very simple – music education students have the highest rate of employment out of all music majors coming out of an undergraduate degree.
Music education graduates are needed at just about every public and private K-12 institution in the U.S. The job market is, unlike with many other college majors and degrees, exceptionally favorable for music education graduates.