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Music Education (K-12)

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What is Music Education (K-12)?

Music Education prepares you to be an accredited teacher in elementary and secondary school settings for grades kindergarten through 12. You’ll choose from one of four concentrations: Choral, Instrumental, General Music, or Technology. You’ll also have the opportunity to be mentored by teachers in music classrooms in the Urbana-Champaign area, gaining valuable insight into the teaching and running of a classroom. You must pass an audition for acceptance into this program. 

Career Options

  • Choir or orchestral direction
  • Elementary education
  • Music performance
  • Music therapy
  • Secondary education

Post-Graduation Success1

79% employed or continuing education

74% employed after graduation

5% attending graduate school

$37,055 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Intrinsic Schools, Groveport Madison High School, Lundahl Middle School

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of St. Francis, University of New Mexico

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

26 - 31 ACT Score

1230 - 1390 SAT Score

3.06 - 3.70 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,616

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,210
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,526

International

  • Tuition: $31,084
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,400
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