“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students!
You’ll study music theory, music history, applied music and have a variety of ensemble experiences. Combining the understanding of instrumental and vocal technique, conducting, methods of education and practicum experiences, our program fosters the development of knowledge and skills needed to teach music in a school, church, community and other environments. Students majoring in music must audition for admission to the department as well as for scholarships. Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.
With more than 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, the Bell Cultural Events Center brings culture to the MNU campus. The 540-seat Mabee Performing Arts hall offers an exceptionally high-tech sound environment with the best in audiovisual equipment, offering an ideal environment for musical performances.
As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification to teach P-12. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Recent graduates scored a 100% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam.
"It is a pleasure to work with the talented and committed students that we have at MNU. The future of music education is bright!"
John Leavitt, DMA
Our professors have a passion for education, their students and God. They teach our candidates to blend the best practices in teaching with the compassion and dedication inspired by Christ.
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