The Music Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University provides a Christ-centered academic curriculum that prepares the student to achieve teacher certification in the areas of choral, general, and instrumental music. Our faculty members hold Master's and Doctoral degrees from highly-regarded institutions of higher learning in the area of music education. They hold memberships in various professional organizations and are in demand as clinicians, guest conductors, adjudicators, and performers, and serve on national executive music education committees. These instructors have real-world experience in the K-12 school music setting, enabling them to bring to life academic theory and educational philosophy.

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Mary Seaborn; MAEd, EdD Professor; Education | Director; Certif and Student Teaching mary.seaborn@indwes.edu Department - Elementary Education Division - *Education


Within the department, Dr. Seaborn has the honor of working with student teachers and teacher licensure as well as teaching in the classroom. The balance between these allows her to stay current in terms of what the students are experiencing in their student teaching settings as well as understand the various and changing requirements that are being developed by licensing agencies. That dynamic mix makes for a delightful career.

Educational Background:

  • A.B., 1976, Southern Wesleyan University
  • M.A.Ed., 1979, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Ed.D., 1985, Boston University


Dr. Seaborn's current research centers on the role of student teachers and means for their more effective transfer into the classroom setting. The two primary areas of research have to do with student reflection and classroom management. One has the student looking at himself or herself and how to be a better communicator to the students while the other has to do with the student teacher looking at his or her classroom students with an eye toward effective teaching.

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