Location: Ann Arbor, MI
At the enticingly-titled School of Music, Theatre & Dance (note which art form was listed first), prospective Music Teachers have not only several options and plenty of courses they can choose to sign up for, but more than enough support from the college itself. The university’s music wing has been known the world over for years, and its music education focus has helped it gain much recognition.
Those just starting down their collegiate journeys will want to select either the Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education. They may not be drastically different from one another (though a Music Teacher may disagree), and there is sure to be some crossover. You can always start with the basics in one and figure out which of the two is right for you before you get too far!
For those looking to secure a higher-level degree, there are options once again! Any student who wants to apply for the secondary degree must already hold a music education certificate and must have at least two years of teaching under their belt.
The school offers a highly-regarded Master of Music in Music Education, and for those who are truly ambitious and who know this is their one true calling in life, there is also a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education offered by the university. There are actually many PhDs anyone can choose from, but if one already has a bachelor’s and a master’s in music education, it makes sense to keep going and collect that third and most coveted honor.