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Music Teacher Education Careers

Related Skills

  • Experience working with children and young adults
  • Ability to encourage creativity and innovation in students
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of other people
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to make critical observations
  • Ability to work individually and in a team setting
  • Willingness to work extended work hours

Related Fields

  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Private teaching
  • Music performance
  • Composing and arranging
  • Administration


  • Public and private schools (elementary, middle, high school)
  • Preschools and daycare centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Places of worship
  • Private teaching


  • Attend professional conferences and supplemental workshops/clinics.
  • Gain extra experience working with children through volunteer or part-time work experiences.
  • Be involved in music RSOs (Registered Student Organizations).
  • Specialize in a cognate area such as music theory, music composition, world music, digital audio music, special music education, or musical theater.
  • Advance performance skill on primary instrument or voice and pursue extra secondary instrument study.
  • Develop relationships with schools and practicing teachers.

Career Industry Liaison

Name Office Email Phone
Olanna Pullen  223 Bone Student Center  (309) 438-2200 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Phil Hash  CVA 211D  (309) 438-8372