Immaculata’s music education program is comprehensive, preparing you to teach students with a range of ages, and equipping you to instruct them in choral and instrumental music, music appreciation, and music theory. You will observe and participate in classroom settings, and you’ll gain practical experience through student teaching.
Our Music Education program prepares aspiring music teachers to work in every capacity: elementary, middle, high school, as well as general, choral, and instrumental music. Because performance is emphasized within the curriculum, our program's graduates are not just teachers, but musician-teachers who will be able to master their instrument for use inside the classroom and for other music opportunities, such as teaching private lessons and playing for churches, musical theatre, and bands. —Cameron Stringham ’14, music education major
View the course sequence sheet for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
Your pre-service preparation will begin in freshman year as you become an active member of the Immaculata Chapter of PCMEA (Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association) and its affiliate NAfME (the National Association for Music Education).
Your sophomore field experience consists of a minimum of 20 half-day observations in diverse educational settings, including elementary, middle, and high school and a variety of music classes, such as general music, choral, band, orchestra, drumming, piano, guitar, and music technology.
During the first semester of your junior year, you will visit one school weekly in order to observe students’ musical growth and development. Throughout the second semester of junior year, you will spend a whole day each week at the school where you will be student teaching.
Student teaching under the supervision of a master music educator takes place in the fall semester of senior year for traditional students.