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Music Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) Normal, IL, United States
The Bachelor of Music Education (BME) at Illinois State University provides the foundation of critical skills and knowledge necessary for our teacher candidates' preparation towards licensure.
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Overview

Music Education at Illinois State University prepares outstanding music educators in a dynamic environment that will support and nurture the development of future generations of musicians for a lifelong appreciation of music.

Learning outcomes

Most importantly, these experiences help foster a strong educational philosophy focused on leadership and service to all students so that their lives are affected by the beauty of music.You get to study with Music Education faculty who are committed to undergraduate teacher education. 

They are recognized nationally for their expertise and provide leadership and service in professional organizations and affiliations at the local, state, national and international levels.All sequences follow an 8-semester plan of study that prepares you for the K-12 Music teacher's license, which makes you eligible for employment in all grade levels of music instruction (elementary, middle, and secondary), as well as all areas of music education (band, choir, general, and orchestra).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students can apply as space allows
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students seeking a Bachelor of Music Education choose from one of four sequences based upon your primary performance area (brass, percussion, piano, strings, voice, or woodwind), including:

  • Choral/General/Vocal
  • Choral/General/Keyboard
  • Instrumental/Band
  • Instrumental/Orchestra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International freshman students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless they have attended a U.S. high school for three or more years. 
  • However, submitting SAT or ACT scores may make you eligible for scholarships at the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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