If you're passionate about teaching music and impacting the lives of children and teens through music, consider a Music Education major. Taylor’s Music Education program will provide you with the educational training to teach music to grades Preschool-12, inspiring the next generation to love and appreciate music through its fundamentals, history, theory, and practice.
You will learn to adjust your lessons based on a student’s musical experience, approach the assessment of musical ability, manage a classroom, and implement education methods.
This program provides certification for either Instrumental/General PreK-12 or Choral/General PreK-12, approved by the Indiana Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Begin assisting in local music classrooms during your freshman year, and gain more teaching responsibility over the next few years, culminating with student teaching full time during your senior year. The semester is split between two placements in different schools, teaching different grade levels. By the time you graduate from Taylor, you will be confident in the classroom and ready to conduct middle school or high school ensembles.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
A Music Education degree builds on the basics of education courses, such as educational psychology and classroom management, and applies education theory and experiences to music.
Deepen your own understanding of music through classes in vocal diction, choral arranging, conducting, Western music history and literature, and instrumental methods for your chosen primary and secondary instruments. Through applied music labs, you will develop an in-depth understanding of music theory and harmony applications.