(45 credits + education course work)
Janet Heukeshoven, D.M.A., Program Coordinator
This program is designed to meet the needs of students who plan for a career in music teaching in the public or private schools. Students pursing this track must complete the Secondary Education major in order to meet the State of Minnesota licensure requirements for the music education K–12 classroom and vocal music, or the K–12 classroom and instrumental music areas. Please be advised that meeting the requirements of both the music major and education requirements for licensure may take more than four years unless students enter the program with advanced placement or transfer credits.
Contact the program director if you are interested in the five year combined degree program with the M.A. in instruction for licensure completion. The five-year combined degree program delays School of Education courses until the fifth year, allowing the music student to focus on developing his/her own personal musicianship and complete the music education methods courses prior to enrolling in the M.A.I. program. Highly motivated students with strengths in both vocal and instrumental music may wish to complete a double (vocal and instrumental) licensure program. This is possible through either the B.A. or M.A. licensure program requirements.
Teaching licensure requirements are subject to change; therefore, students considering teaching in this area should be in continuous contact with the music education program coordinator and the School of Education for any curricular updates that may be required by the Minnesota Department of Education.