Enrolling in the music education program provides specialization in either the vocal or instrumental areas and includes coursework from the College of Education. Completion of this degree track grants the student certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

Southeast’s education program differs from that of many other universities by providing you with extensive field experience, beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during your freshman year and continuing through student teaching (link) during your senior year.

As a student in Southeast’s education program, you will receive a full semester of on-the-job student teaching experience, as opposed to the traditional eight or nine weeks of training, thus better preparing you for a career in education.

Southeast’s education program’s unique block format, in addition to providing increased professional experience, allows you to meet other students with your major early on, thus enabling you to form common bonds and establish professional relationships with others in your field.

What You'll Do

  • Study and interact with performing artists and educators that are highly qualified, recognized nationally and internationally
  • Attend classes and lessons on the beautiful River Campus in state-of-the-art performance facilities
  • Participate in a wide range of vocal ensembles and Opera Workshop
  • Study in a program that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

What You'll Study

  • ME222 Principles of Teaching Music
  • MM102 Basic Harmony & Form
  • MM314 Instrumentation & Arranging
  • MU3-- Instrumental Ensemble

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Paducah (KY) Symphony
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • Belt Valley Public Schools (MT)
  • Santa Fe (NM) Public Schools

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University
  • Longy School of Music
  • Washington University


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