Central to Performing Your Passion.
Central’s BS in Music Education provides students with the knowledge and skills in music and music education needed for certification to teach music (PK-12) in public schools in Connecticut. Our students develop a strong foundation of musicianship and musical knowledge that is essential to be a successful music educator by participating in large ensembles and private lessons as well as completing coursework in music theory, music history, and music technology.
By learning and applying pedagogy and instructional methods in choral, instrumental, and general music education, our graduates are prepared for successful careers in music education.
- Music Education students focus on voice or an instrument over seven semesters and participate in a primary ensemble (Chorale, Band, or Sinfonietta) every semester on campus.
- Music coursework and lesson expectations for music education majors are no different from music students in the other music degrees. There are no “lighter” musicianship courses for music education majors.
- Attend full- or part-time
- Small class sizes
- Teaching experiences in both elementary and secondary education
- Merit scholarships are available through the audition process
- Develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience in Marching Band
- Our Music Microcomputer Lab is unique in the Northeast
- Numerous performance opportunities in larger ensembles Band, Jazz Band, Chorale, University Singers, and the new Vocal Jazz like Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
- Students can participate in chamber groups that range from Flute Ensemble to iPad Ensemble
- Faculty are actively engaged in performance and scholarship: our students work with professional performers in all areas and instruments
- Music Technology coursework requirements distinguish the CCSU BS in Music Education within the region
- Financial aid available
- Free on-campus child care available
Central’s Bachelor’s in Music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).