MUSIC EDUCATION prepares you to teach foundational and advanced concepts of music in a variety of settings.
About the Program
“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! Blending 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.
Combine that with our state-of-the-art performing arts facilities in the Bell Cultural Events Center and you'll get an exceptional education at MNU.
Our students have access to the best teacher mentors in the field. Through our Clinical Mentoring Team (CMT)—a teaching excellence team—we provide cooperating teachers who have both amazing classroom expertise and coaching abilities. With our convenient location close to multiple school districts, including some of the highest performing music programs in the Kansas/Missouri area, you’ll have many opportunities to connect, observe, and participate in practicums in these settings.
While you’re here, you can join the Educators Rising organization, for great networking opportunities as well as training and preparation for the job search. Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
- We are accredited by NASM and NCATE
- There is a separate application and admission process
- Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam
- You will be certified in both vocal and instrumental and P-12
- You have the opportunity to audition for music scholarships.
YOU ARE PREPARED
As a graduate, you will complete all requirements to be certified in Kansas to teach P-12 Instrumental and Vocal Music. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements.