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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 for grades kindergarten through 12. You’ll choose from one of four concentrations:

  • Choral
  • Instrumental
  • General Music
  • Technology

You’ll also have the opportunity to be mentored by teachers in music classrooms from the Champaign-Urbana area. With this experience, you'll gain valuable insight into the teaching and running of a classroom. You must pass an audition to be accepted into this program. 

Career Options

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

Post-Graduation Success1

83% employed or continuing education

79% employed after graduation

4% attending graduate school

$38,311 average starting annual income

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Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 32 ACT score

1200 - 1370 SAT score

3.19 - 3.81 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

97% freshman retention rate

54% four-year graduation rate

90% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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