Music Education

The Indiana Wesleyan University Music Education program provides a challenging and nurturing environment in which to develop your God-given gifts in music and teaching. The program is also designed to meet standards for music education in Indiana, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

A degree in Music Education combines courses in music theory and ear training, music history and literature, and music technology and computer applications with private lessons and participation in large and small ensembles. IWU's program also includes professional education courses that prepare students to teach in public and private elementary, middle- and high-school classrooms. Graduates are well equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be proficient performers and effective educators who make a difference in the lives of their students and colleagues.

As a music teacher, you often will get to choose either a choral emphasis or an instrumental emphasis. The undergraduate program at IWU prepares you to teach elementary, middle and high school students music by giving you a background in:

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Wood or string instruments

If you are searching for a Christian university to earn your music education degree in Indiana, we invite you to contact us at 866-GO-TO-IWU for more information about this and other education programs.  IWU is dedicated to providing accredited Master's and Bachelor's programs designed for students who want a moral and ethical emphasis in their education.

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