Sharing your love of music with the next generation
If your dream is to help children and young adults develop their musical talents, you’re probably a natural music teacher. From teaching little children to sing and keep time to directing a 300-piece high school marching band, few life paths are more rewarding.
Your very first year at Susquehanna University, you’ll gain active, working experience in real pre-kindergarten through high school music classrooms. Get supervised experience teaching one-on-one and small groups of children and teenagers. Develop your own music skills and conduct and perform in bands, choirs, orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Study music theory, history, composition and the music of the world’s cultures while mastering the art of training young musicians. Get even more hands-on experience in our community music program, which has its own dedicated teaching lab space right here on campus. Build confidence working alongside caring professors who are master musicians themselves. With their help, you’ll delve into what makes the combination of teaching and music such a vital part of your life.
Go on to an exciting graduate school program to further your studies. Or, if you’d rather, you can earn your teaching certification within four years right along with your highly sought-after music education degree. We have such a high placement success rate, you are virtually guaranteed a job within months of graduating.
- of students receive private lessons with faculty their entire four years
- of students can attend and participate in professional music education conferences
- of students participate in musical ensembles
- of students seeking teaching jobs are employed within six months of graduation