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Studying Music Education Teaching at Weber State

Weber State’s music education teaching program prepares you to teach the multifaceted aspects of music in today’s schools.

Music Education Teaching Highlights

Low student-to-faculty ratios allow you to work closely with your professors in a stimulating learning environment.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State music education teaching students complete student-teaching internships and participate in the National Association of Music Education. Here, you will be able to attend professional conferences, workshops and events tailored for university students.

 

Emma Steuart

Class of 2017

“Working closely with Dr. Mark Henderson as student conductor was such a rewarding experience. The program here at Weber State offered me leadership opportunities and exposure I wouldn’t have received elsewhere.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

At Weber State, you’ll learn to thrive as a music teacher in or outside the state of Utah. You’ll choose an emphasis in choral or instrumental music, while also learning to work in a variety of music teaching and learning environments. 

In addition to learning how to work in secondary school settings, music education teaching majors have the option of working with younger students in elementary schools.

What You Can Do after Weber

A Weber State music education teaching degree prepares you for education careers in elementary and secondary schools, both private and public. Graduates also find careers with organizations that value creative and critical thinking. Job titles include:

  • Music teacher
  • Instrumental music specialist
  • Music theory and composition instructor
  • Elementary music specialist
  • Director of choral studies
  • Director of bands
  • Director of orchestral studies
  • Secondary music specialist
  • Guitar instructor

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for music education teaching graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Thom Priest

    “Students work closely with faculty members whose expertise in at least two areas of music provides tremendous insight into the multifaceted aspects of teaching music in today’s schools."